Discover Southern Europe, Issue 5, June 2019

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Discover Southern Europe  |  Design

Design Finds

TEXT: INGRID OPSTAD  I  PRESS PHOTOS

With levels of sunshine that most Northern Europeans can only dream of, outdoor living is obviously a big part of the Southern European lifestyle. Come June, however, it’s hopefully time for us all to lounge around outside in style too. Get ready for summer with our picks of some of the most luxurious and stylish design pieces for your garden, terrace or balcony from our favourite Southern European brands. La vita è bella!

Portuguese brand GlammFire creates exclusive outdoor fireplaces with a difference. The stunning, highly contemporary Stravaganza fire pit has the ‘wow factor’ in spades, and although it falls firmly into the ‘investment piece’ category, is sure to become the focal point of your outdoor space. It’s also available in a choice of rusted cortex steel, lacquered carbon steel, cortex varnished steel or golden leaf dressed finishes. GlammFire, ‘Stravaganza’ fire pit, €9,390 www.glammfire.com

This clever modular sofa from innovative Italian brand Nardi has a fibreglass resin frame on which you can personalise your own sofa and easily rejig and reconfigure the padded cushions on all sides. You just need to choose the colour. Nardi, ‘Komodo 5’ modular sofa, from €1,800 to €2,200 (depending on the type of cushions). www.nardioutdoor.com

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