10 of the best... garden chairs

Dean Street table and chairs | Design Hunter

As we are enjoying an extended spell of very pleasant summer weather here in the UK at the moment it seems only appropriate that I've written quite a lot about gardens and outdoor living recently.

Last month in my regular monthly guest blogger slot over at Barker and Stonehouse I wrote a post about how to turn your garden or outdoor space into a stylish summer sanctuary and then The Independent invited me to pick out some outdoor seating options for their '10 of the best' feature. Jeska from Lobster and Swan and Sarah Akwisombe were also featured and you can read the piece and find out what we chose here.

I tracked down many more designs than I was able to include in The Independent feature, so I've decided to also put together my own '10 of the best...' round up here on Design Hunter.

A few of them are undeniably budget busting items from my wish list, but there are some great more affordable options too. So here they are - 10 of the best outdoor chairs and benches you'll want to lounge in all summer long.

Above: Metal table and chair set (Garden Trading - £150)

Amaze teak sofa by Cane Line

Teak garden bench by Cane-Line (Aram - was £1,585 now £1347.25)

Espina outdoor chairs | John Lewis

Espina outdoor dining chairs (John Lewis - £150 a pair)

St Thomas lounge chair by Skagerak

Black woven garden chair by Skagerak (Houseology - £549)

Padstowe white wicker chairs Swoon Editions

Padstowe outdoor patio set (Swoon Editions - £449)

Blue Dot Hot Mesh Chair | Heals

Blue Dot Hot Mesh chair (Heal's - £110)

Hay Hee Lounge Chair

Hay Hee Lounge Chair (Nest - £143.65)

Lyra woven outdoor dining set

Lyra outdoor dining set (Made - £119)

Gloster Bepal Lounge Chair

Gloster Bepal Lounge Chair (John Lewis - £859)

Moroso Tropicalia chair by Patricia Urquiola

Tropicalia chair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso. (The Longest Stay - £696)