Landscape furniture plays an essential role in the arrangement of public space, being one of the main filling elements. Boasting high convenience and functionality, it is designed to make a person's stay in the public place as comfortable as possible. The world of landscape furniture has its own tendencies and trends that change over time. What are they like today?
Main trends traceable in the design of landscape furniture
Earlier, many public places featured seats and benches with bizarrely curved wrought iron legs and fancy decorative elements. But today, designers focus primarily on the practical utility of landscape furniture, opting for laconic designs. The current trend is simple yet aesthetically appealing geometric shapes and scarce decorative elements – often none at all. Furniture is no longer cumbersome and pretentious; it's become lighter and more elegant, comfortable and easy to clean.
Other prominent trends
- For landscape furniture painting, discreet, restrained colors and shades are selected, such as soft beige, sand yellow, diluted, not-lurid green, etc.;
- Now garden furniture is often almost indistinguishable from interior furniture;
- This year, the trendy colors in landscape furniture design will be delicate and soft pastel shades. Such tones as light green, salmon, lemon are on-trend.
About materials in furniture manufacturing
As before, wood and metal remain the main materials for the manufacture of landscape furniture.
Today, metal pipes and profiles are used to manufacture furniture frames. Powder coating is applied to protect them against moisture. Stainless steel is also widely used. Wooden elements are mainly made from oak, pinewood, teak, acacia.
When selecting materials, their durability properties, resistance to moisture, pests, ultraviolet radiation, and other negative influences are of utmost importance. Modern landscape furniture must be resistant to mechanical impacts, as this determines its longevity.