Objects of Design #74: Regatta Chair

regatta lounge chair by Skagerak
regatta lounge chair by Skagerak

If you want really good garden furniture you do, I’m afraid, have to be prepared to pay for it. Now, I understand that in this country, where the weather can’t be relied on, it can feel wrong to spend indoor furniture prices on something that may only be used for a few weeks of the year, but if you buy the right piece it will last for ever.

side view of the regatta lounge chair
side view of the regatta lounge chair

I can imagine spending a happy afternoon sitting in one of these chatting to friends while someone else minds the barbecue. We’ll also be looking at sun loungers in the series for those times when it’s about lying down and relaxing. £899


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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.


  1. Great chairs, but even at the Conran Shop when I was a buyer there for outdoor furniture some 13 years ago, we struggled to sell outdoor furniture with even medium high price tickets – so hard in this country, when the expectation is outdoor furniture should be cheap… It is a little different in the contract and higher end hospitality market…

    1. Yes it’s true and possibly even truer now when the weather seems to be broken and we can’t even be sure of a summer at all any more. Perhaps we need to revive the concept of the conservatory …

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