24 July 2024, 17:14
By Furniture News Jun 14, 2024

Habitat responds to the latest outdoor living trends

Habitat’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection is packed with creative responses to the latest outdoor furniture trends …

“We really want to bring affordable, enduring and exclusive design to our customers, whether that’s larger investment pieces of furniture or smaller accessories that aid quick home refreshes,” begins Habitat’s director of product, Hannah Mallett.

“Our talented in-house design and product development teams are focused on enhancing our customers’ ever-evolving, modern-day lifestyles when creating each Habitat product to encourage inspirational interior pieces that are versatile, functional and designed for every type of home.”

The brand’s new rattan furniture set is a good example of this philosophy. “Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, infused with alfresco dining and outdoor entertainment, the new rattan furniture collection represents chic, contemporary style with a nod to a retro era,” comments senior furniture designer David Hutcheson. “A functional and stylish addition to this design is the plush, marshmallow-like cushions – this is the finishing touch to create a setting to relax into summertime.”

Bright colours are another trending factor, says designer Kate McCormack, pointing to Habitat’s new lounge collection by way of example. “While many prefer to play it safe with garden furniture, Habitat has always been synonymous with being bold and brave and raising a smile through design,” she says.

“The bright green lounge collection was developed by our in-house design studio and brings an invigorating pop of colour to any outdoor space. The coloured finish is ultra durable, with an emphasis on longevity and hassle-free care.”

One of the stand-out new designs is the Kelham chair, a fresh take on popular outdoor furniture themes that was developed with form, comfort and living space in mind. “The Kelham chair was designed to have a soft-sketched form, with legs that almost look as though they have grown out of the ground,” explains designer, Will Hudson. “Its gentle edges are tailored for comfortable lounging, making it an ideal choice for enjoying laid-back summer days.

“Functionality is important across our design process and therefore a convenient footstool is included, which can be neatly tucked beneath the chair to create space when not in use.”

Discover more of Habitat’s newest collections on the brand’s website, and take a look at June's issue for more of Habitat's latest designs.

Pictured: Habitat's new Lounge collection


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