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Garden stools

Stools turn out as a practical solution in any circumstance. They make for an extra seat when we have somebody over, adapt well to the space, especially when limited, can replace traditional seating and add pace to the living area and the dining area outside. Here they turn out to be especially functional with their versatility and handiness. For all these reasons, garden stools are object of continuous experimentation as far as materials and design are concerned. As an outcome, models are more and more diverse, adaptable and of design. At times they revive the classic shapes and those typical of the bars and the iconic American diners of the ‘80s that have become part of our collective imagination; others they play with an ultramodern design.

Materials and designs of garden stools

As for all outdoor garden furniture, the material the garden stool is made of will determine its durability. This is why the frames in contemporary garden stools are usually made of aluminum or stainless steel. A popular alternative are garden stools in plastic, polypropylene - a material with an excellent rigid surface that is also resistant to scratches - or even technpolymer – a sturdy material, resistant to high temperature and ageing. Wood is as common in garden stools and guarantees a timeless charm. Besides the evergreen classic stools in solid wood, beechwood, pine, wicker and mahogany, teak wood is one of the most long-lasting wood at all, able to greatly withstand humidity, temperature leaps and atmospheric agents. Wood garden stools are sturdy and robust with a vintage taste; polished or brushed metal garden stools, on the other hand are more suitable in modern contexts with an industrial feel. These characteristics altogether, that is to say colors, shapes and materials make up the design of a stool for the outdoor that can be combined with the other furniture complements or be in contrast with them.

The garden stool and its variants

Comfort cannot be forgotten, even when a garden stool is chosen for its functionality, versatility and space optimization. A set of heterogeneous qualities that at a first glance could look accessory, are especially relevant, as they make for all the comfort of a seating which would otherwise turn out to be quite uncomfortable. Such details to be taken into account include the ergonomics of the seat, the presence or not of a backseat, armrests, or footrest, the latter being particularly important in tall stools. Stools come indeed in a multitude of heights according to which there are different considerations to be made. It is possible to opt for a medium-height or low outdoor stool, adjustable or high garden stool. In the case of upholstered outdoor stools or of stools with integrated cushion it is important to make sure that the materials are waterproof.

An extra seat: garden stools that foster conviviality

Whether we want stools to integrate with the surrounding style or to play a protagonist role in contrast with it, they will be the ally for delighting social moments in which to enjoy the outdoor space, be it a sunny day or a chilly summer night. On these occasions, garden stools can be used together with chairs and benches so to have an extra seat. Folding garden stools are often sought after together with stackable stools, both easy to put away once they are no longer needed and taking as least space as possible. Garden stools with castors are very practical and easy to store inside in winter time.
Their versatile design, lightness and easy carrying, make this type of complement able to fit in plenty of outdoor contexts, from the living area to the poolside, to add a final touch to outdoor furniture projects in the countryside or in a mountain location.

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