The Art of Outdoor Lounging

There is a science, but also an art, behind the design of our chaises and daybeds. While they’re all built for lounging, some cater to settling in with a good book, for example, while others are ideal for cuddling up with a special someone.

Here are our picks for what to pair with a few relaxing outdoor activities.


Sometimes it’s futile to resist the lulling warmth of the sun paired with a gentle breeze. So go ahead, give in and head for the Boden Daybed. In this personal oasis, a high-resiliency cushion, generous amounts of pillows and a UV-blocking canopy are waiting to whisk you off to sleep.


When you’re ready to dive into an eagerly awaited page-turner or an old favorite, you need a single spot that invites binge reading. The Monterey Convertible Chaise easily converts to keep you comfortable all day, transitioning from a reading chair to a chaise with five positions, including flat.

Group Fun

A movie under the stars? Or maybe cocktail hour on the patio? The Baleares Daybed has the space and amenities to become the hub of your alfresco R&R. Spanning 231 cubic feet, it can seat up to six and has a round ottoman that can double as a table. The ottoman on the Latte weave version even includes a hidden beverage tub.


Pool Time

The perfect poolside companion should be low-stress – unbothered by a few splashes and ready to go wherever the day takes you. That’s why we’re fans of the Newport Chaise. It’s equipped with a quick-drying mesh sling, lightweight aluminum frame and easy-rolling rear wheels, so you can easily follow the sun or the fun. There’s also a version framed in weathered teak.


There’s no better way to unlock the imagination than by gently swaying on a bed of luxurious pillows. The Malia Hanging Daybed supports ideas both grand and small, with a backrest and curved shape that cradle the body, releasing your mind to wander.


The Balencia Chaise draws from the furnishings of French coastal resorts, so it’s an ideal destination when you’re ready for a healthy dose of vitamin D. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!) The contoured wicker fibers and five-position backrest support the body and keep you comfortable whether you’re reading, snoozing or chatting.

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