Six of the Best: Outdoor seats

Use these bold, colourful choices as inspiration to treat your terrace with something more stylish than a white plastic chair.

Monterey. Courtesy of Ace
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In the shade

Its canopy gives a touch of old-school glamour to the Monterrey outdoor day bed that we really like. It's also very comfortable, so you'll want to stay curled up inside it long after sundown, Dh3,339, Ace

Going modular

Ego Paris's Tandem collection can be configured in countless ways. There are sunshades, chairs, stools and sun loungers, but why not start with the Tandem Central Module? It consists of a lacquered aluminium frame, available in 20 different colours, and a Batyline mesh seat, which comes in 16 different shades, Dh5,950, Carre d'Art, Abu Dhabi

Blow up

The Blofield is the world's first inflatable Chesterfield. When your outdoor entertaining is done, simply deflate and store away. Also available as a sofa and kid's chair, it comes supplied with a pump, Dh2,185,

Rock out

Dubai's Desert River has a great range of witty, contemporary outdoor furniture such as the Blos, a new take on the rocking chair designed by Karim Rashid. Available in eight colours, it can be ordered from Desert River's sister website,, for free delivery within the UAE, Dh2,075

Fold and go

Super light, super sturdy and super stylish, the origami-inspired Flux chair slots into place in seconds, making it ideal for beach trips and picnics. Made from a single piece of flexible, durable plastic, it folds back down to just 1.5cm thick, so you can just pop it back in its envelope and go, from Dh472 (plus shipping),

Modern classic

Designed and made in Mexico in the 1950s, the Acapulco chair has retained its impeccable coolness for almost 60 years. Made by hand using vinyl cord and a design inspired by Mayan weaving, the seat moulds to the shape of your body, keeping you comfortable and relaxed for your all-day siesta, Dh1,085, The One