Discover Germany, Issue 63, June 2018

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Discover Germany  |  Design  |  Dedicated to Design

Dedicated to Design… This summer, we embrace the hot new trend of Alfresco living. No longer reserved for fleeting summer days in southern France or Spain, this trend is set on redefining our outside spaces and turning them into elaborate meeting points that can be used all year round. Think outdoor sofas, outdoor kitchens, cosy fireplaces, bars, TVs and more. After all, Alfresco living is about making exterior spaces beautiful and useful, whatever the season. BY: NANE STEINHOFF  I  PRESS IMAGES

1. There is probably nothing better than a nice meal with all of your loved ones on a mild summer night. And to make your meal a special one, we suggest serving it on the beautiful, high-quality tableware the German traditional brand Villeroy & Boch has on offer. Various articles, £POA. 2. Fancy reading a great book on the terrace this summer? We might have just found your new favourite spot for this! This modern garden lounge chair is called  ‘Asmara’ by Best and is made out of weatherproof wood. Exclusively available at £479. 3. Not many things can change an ambiance as much as lamps do. Thus, choose this cosy ‘Breeze’ lantern by House Doctor for your new, Alfresco living, outdoor space, available from GI Design by GRAFINTERIORS. £21.

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4. Not only cosy, this hanging sofa, called the DEDON SWINGREST, is a true eye-catcher and a great highlight in any outdoor space. Around £5,086.

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5. No Alfresco living space would be complete without some pretty plants. This Mediterranean flower pot is a timeless, yet beautiful home for your favourite summer shrubs. £POA.

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