This Danish Furniture Brand is Begging You to Upgrade Your Backyard

We all have that friend. Her minimalist countertops are always clean and clutter-free. Her Belgian Flax linens look like they’ve been plucked from a chic Hygge hotel. And her backyard? It’s basically a masterclass in Scandi-inspired design. Yet, for the rest of us—aka people whose homes often have an ‘explosion in the furntiure aisle’ vibe—it might be helpful to know that her outdoor aesthetic is more attainable than it looks. More to the point: Carl Hansen & Søn should be your first online stop if you’re looking to upgrade your backyard this summer—starting with its AH Outdoor Series.

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Fact: Scandinavian interiors will never go out of style. Not only is the look understated yet elevated but it brings a cozy factor that’s relaxed without looking messy. To that end, Scandi-style can be applied virtually anywhere in the home—and that’s exactly what  Alfred Homann, an architect based in Copenhagen, had in mind when he designed this collection for Danish furniture company, Carl Hansen & Søn. 

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“Simplicity, clarity and logic were the guiding design principles for Alfred Homann during the development of the AH Outdoor Series, where all superfluous details were eliminated in favor of simple expression and high functionality,” the brand states in a press release. Meaning, everything has been stripped down to carry a natural, simplistic feel with an emphasis on clean-lined silhouettes and curved armrests, backrests, and seats (along joints that are hand-polished by skilled artisans for a soft, smooth surface). “The series consists of eleven pieces of furniture, including dining tables and chairs, a bench, lounge tables and chairs and a lounger, all of which can be mixed and matched to fit individual needs.”

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The cherry on top (aside from the fact that all of the tables and chairs can be stacked for easy storage)? The entire collection is manufactured with teak wood, which is “a hard, strong wood which is well-suited to changing climates, offering durability due to its high content of natural oils," per the press release. “As the teak is untreated, it patinates beautifully over time, gradually acquiring a more silvery hue.” Plus, each item can be used with or without cushions, which are made from weatherproof and water-resistant textiles that won’t fade over time. 

All of that’s to say… the collection is so exclusive, it’s only available for purchase through third-party dealers. But have no fear—we’ve rounded up nine of the best items AH outdoor you can buy online, just in time to impress your guests during this year’s 4th of July BBQ.

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