Top 10 Outdoor Designs to Bring Your Garden to Life

Sitting at home during the pandemic really taught us a few lessons. One is that you can do a lot at home, especially in your backyard! It certainly made us realize that we shouldn’t underestimate our backyards, they can be locations for great fun, recreation and relaxation…depending on how we fix them up. You can turn your backyard into an ideal date spot for you and your partner, or host a barbecue party with the best grill on the market! We’ve put together a collection of product designs to help you turn these exciting ideas into reality! These products make your garden the ultimate relaxation destination. We bet you won’t want to leave your yard once you’ve introduced these products. From a small modular table grill that makes outdoor cooking fun, to outdoor stools and a table that stacks on top of each other like a totem pole, these designs will transform your modest backyard.

1. The +Base modular griller

When people think of outdoor cooking, they often think it’s all about grilling, especially since it’s the most common form of cooking that you can’t easily do indoors. Of course, that’s probably not the only type of food you’d want to eat, but other cooking styles require different cookware and therefore a larger space. However, the modular griller +Base supports almost any kind of cooking you want, from frying (teppanyaki), smoking, stewing, grilling or even keeping wine warm.

Why is it remarkable?

Made by a small family Japanese factory specializing in sheet metal fabrication, the All-in-One Grill has been carefully designed to maximize the limited amount of space available, such as small grooves on the frame of the grill that hold the skewers in place. to keep. The wooden base that protects tables from the hot bottom of the grill doubles as a lid when the griller needs to be stored.

What do we like?

  • Let’s cook in seven different ways
  • Simplifies outdoor cooking

What we don’t like?

2. The bungalow luggage

Whether you’re backpacking, planning to go fishing or just want to spend time by the lake, foldable and easy-to-carry furniture will definitely be your top priority. A collapsible line of furniture that is relatively luxurious, ultra-lightweight and can be stowed in a travel trolley that you can lug around behind you; the Bungalow Luggage by designer Eunsol Lee sets a stage for unique camping experiences.

Why is it remarkable?

There is no shortage of folding camping chairs and tables out there. You could even pull out a set of tables and chairs, but this idea of ​​a portable furniture set has its own merits. Unlike the other outdoor metal bar folding furniture, this one designed for National Geographic is easy to transport. Just fold the two chairs and the table into their bags and the trio sits evenly in a suitcase that you can lug around. This ease of portability also comes in handy when you want to put the furniture in the trunk of the car.

What do we like?

  • Packed in a sturdy travel trolley style suitcase
  • The metal spokes, aligned like hollow table legs, form the basis for a table top made of wooden planks

What we don’t like?

3. The Tomori Lantern Set


Designer Yuji Yanagisawa envisioned the Tomori Lantern Kit. Rather than supplying a ready-made lantern, Tomori is actually a kit that allows you to quickly set up a lantern and quickly put it away again when you no longer need it. The best thing about this lantern set is that it takes up almost no space when folded and can also use any conventional flashlight that fits into the clamps.

Why is it remarkable?

The basis of the kit is a foldable piece of cardboard that serves as a flashlight holder and stable structure of the lamp. The kit comes with a rather inconspicuous LED flashlight that you can only use when not placed in the lantern. In fact, the cardboard base can hold any cylindrical flashlight less than 30mm in diameter and 160mm in length. This means you can use the same flashlight for the lantern as you would for normal use, or have a set of spare flashlights if the battery runs out.

What do we like?

  • The whole set, except for the flashlight, can be folded into an A4 sized flat package, perfect for storing in bags or drawers, ready to use in an emergency

What we don’t like?

4. The LIPOWER Mars-2000


Introducing the LIPOWER Mars-2000, a beer cooler-sized power station that gives you up to 2000W of power wherever you are. Whether you’re camping outdoors, spending a cool evening at the beach, going on a road trip, or even taking your camera and drone on a day-long expedition for work or casual photo shoots, the LIPOWER Mars-2000 is a pretty capable portable power source equipped with LFP. EV-quality batteries for long-lasting power, whatever your need.

Why is it remarkable?

The 1460 Wh power plant weighs 16.1 kilograms and comes with built-in handles that allow you to load it onto the back of a car and take it just about anywhere. The LIPOWER Mars-2000 offers 10 different ports to charge/power a variety of devices, including 3 110V AC ports, 3 12V DC ports (including a car power outlet), 3 USB-A ports ( including a USB3.0 port for fast charging) and one USB-C port that delivers 60W, making it perfect for phones, tablets and even laptops.

What do we like?

  • There is also an input to connect solar panels to the LIPOWER Mars-2000 and charge it up to 80% via solar energy in 5 hours, according to the creators, LIPOWER

What we don’t like?

5. The NEW JOY Collection


The NEW JOY collection of outdoor furniture immediately stands out as unconventional from the first time you see it. The design is inspired in both form and material by round tubes or pipes that you see in public facilities. Although they can be painted with different colors, there is still something inherently raw about their appearance, especially with the use of simple lines and circles to form the structure of the benches and tables.

Why is it remarkable?

For example, the table is intended to be used standing up, but that’s not exactly unheard of. What makes it different is that you are supposed to be standing on a circular platform that you can turn with your feet. This way you can turn your body or keep moving, even when you’re working on your laptop or talking to other people. It raises some concern as to whether such movements are really safe, especially outdoors, where one could fall onto the pavement or hard ground if they become unbalanced.

What do we like?

  • The NEW JOY’s simple design and use of easily accessible materials make it easy to manufacture and distribute

What we don’t like?

6. Totem


Like its namesake, Totem resembles something like a totem pole with five different segments stacked on top of each other. Disassembled, four of these segments act as stools to sit on, while the fifth and top section serves as a table. Other than having the table on top of it, there’s no specific way to arrange these pieces, making cleaning up almost a game rather than a chore.

Why is it remarkable?

Both the stools and table appear to use black metal frames, hopefully powder coated rather than painted. Thick, drum-like cushions form the actual seat for the stools, while the surface of the low table is made of several wooden slats. The standard setup has four stools and one table, but the combinations can only be two stools and a table.

What do we like?

  • Space-saving design
  • Creates a way for people to gather in an instant, while also giving the space a distinctive look when not in use

What we don’t like?

7. The Triple


This modular piece of furniture offers users a lounger on which they can lie with support, or it can instantly turn into a low stool for the elderly who cannot sit cross-legged on the floor. And when you want to keep your food or a board game you have with you, the Threefold can become a sturdy table. A perfect companion for picnics and camping, the Threefold construction is supported by stretchers and is safe to use.

Why is it remarkable?

There’s honestly no shortage of customizable furniture for picnics, camping and outdoor events, but the Threefold presents its own use case, thanks to its incredible versatility and effortless, time-saving flip-in shape. This is essentially true, as the traditional mats we carry outdoors are limited in shape. The fabric mats would offer more comfort than a semi-wooden mat like the Threefold, but it has limited applicability. If you had realized that, some of the users will be excluded who cannot sit on the floor for convenience and comfort, forcing you to carry an extra folding chair. The conceptual Threefold outdoor furniture here extends the adaptability to the needs of each individual in one convenient unit.

What do we like?

  • Transforms into a lounger, stool and coffee table
  • Safe + Sturdy Design

What we don’t like?

  • Not very aesthetic

8. The Outlaw Bike


What if you could ride a bike to work and disassemble it at your destination and reassemble it as an armchair to sit on in the conference room? It is not easy for industrial designers to create a product disguised as a completely different idea. However, this is how the Outlaw Bike was born in Brazil. We can argue, and you’ll read on why, that the bike was designed as an awareness campaign against the Brazilian tax regime, but it is in fact a project that will make many minds cling to the idea for industrial profits.

Why is it remarkable?

The bicycle, a design by Cardoso Cycles for a joint awareness campaign by Talent Marcel and Bicycling Magazine, can be disassembled in the blink of an eye to be assembled into an armchair and a table. The idea is to alert the Brazilian tax authorities to the tax burden affecting the sale of bicycles in the country.

What do we like?

  • The furniture or bicycle is made of the same parts and the same material. They are just put together differently

What we don’t like?

  • The design may seem redundant to some

9. The OO Stool X Plasticite

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Meet the OO Stool X Plasticite. The limited-edition series is a fresh take on the flat-pack stool. It is a more sustainable version as it is made from plastic waste.

Why is it remarkable?

The OO Stool X Plasticite can be flat for packaging and transportation. It can also be considered the original OO stool by Ikea. The latter was also considered environmentally friendly as it was CNC made from various types of materials such as wood, bamboo, plastic, single board and reclaimed doors.

What do we like?

  • Flat pack design
  • Beautiful colorful pattern

What we don’t like?

10. The Trip Star


Also known as the Tripster, this unique portable chair from Trippy Outdoor is a handy little piece that you can store in your garage or the back of your car and take it out when you need it!

Why is it remarkable?

I had to restrain myself from calling the Tripster a folding chair, because it doesn’t really fold up to be honest. Built with a unique yet incredibly simple mounting mechanism, the Tripster can be switched on and off effectively, between what is essentially a comfortable, high-back outdoor chair and two easy-to-store pieces of wood.

What do we like?

  • Creates a seating arrangement that travels exceptionally well and is a breeze to set up
  • Lightweight shape

What we don’t like?