Being outdoors with access to fresh air is not just good for our state of mind. Leveraging social, collaborative and personal outdoor spaces provides even greater choice for safer work environments.

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An outdoor oasis that supports users looking for a change of scenery and connection with nature. It provides a place for respite, socialization and connection with peers. Work tools like carts with markerboards can be used outside temporarily to support casual collaboration.

Design Considerations:

Individual seats allow users to safely distance as needed, while umbrellas can help with shading, wayfinding and grounding the setting

Mobile work tools allow users to bring collaboration outside and back in when they’re finished

Social Lounge

A relaxed outdoor social setting that is ideal for building connections with colleagues and catching up on emails in a more laid-back setting. The overall environment provides adequate physical distancing and circulation. Varied postures give users choice of how they prefer to connect with others.

Design Considerations:

Casual lounge settings can create a feeling of inclusion and trust amongst colleagues

A canopy created with an umbrella can define space and provide a larger shaded zone

Work Café

A variety of postures from lounge to standing height extends user choice and control to the outdoors. Connect with a co-worker or enjoy a moment of respite while enjoying the fresh air and a change a pace.

Design Considerations:

Boundary elements can be moved if needed to provide privacy and enable safe distancing

Umbrellas provide relief from the elements for physical comfort and shade screens on personal devices for better viewing


An outdoor social space that can accommodate a range of group sizes and activities – from a single individual up to four people within each setting. Perfect for dining, a moment to refresh, connecting with colleagues, individual work or informal collaboration – all with access to fresh air. Screens and biophilic elements create soft visual boundaries. Tools for collaboration are readily available.

Design Considerations:

Collaborative tools can make outdoor spaces work harder and double as space division

Staggered seating at shared tables provide the recommended distance between users and eliminates face-to-face orientation

Architectural screening elements shield users and define individual spaces

Outdoor Seating

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EMU Rio Chair

The EMU Rio Series is a modern refresh of a design icon for today’s outdoor settings. Solid yet light, affordable yet enduring, the classic mesh and rod design features a unique folding gesture with a deeply drawn seat for modern comfort.
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EMU Round Seating

Smoothly following the contours of the body, the EMU Round collection by Coalesse is designed for comfort and visual appeal.
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9 Yard Outdoor Sofa

Trick out Mother Nature with this fully upholstered modular outdoor sofa system. Configure as needed to get the most out of your outdoor space. Worry not, Sunbrella™ fabric keeps the 9-Yard collection mildew and fade resistant.
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From a fully detached table to an included side table, choose between the different versions to satisfy your needs. Made from Iroko Hardwood or Hellwood, we guarantee a superb quality for your tabletop. The warm and natural feel of wood is the perfect finish of your Walrus set-up.
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EMU Terramare Seating

The EMU Terramare Series from Coalesse reinvents simple cane-and-canvas furniture in die-cast aluminum for outdoor dining and gathering.
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Dog Days Outdoor Lounge Seating

Dandy Sofa and Lounge Chair features a piped seam detail and tubular blackened steel legs.
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Hot Mesh Chair

Hot Mesh Chair is available in nine finishes, stackable and suitable for use indoors or out.
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Medici Lounge

Medici is a collection inspired by the American Adirondeck chair and designed by Konstantin Grcic. The collection includes a lounge, stool and table available in indoor or outdoor finishes.
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Bend Goods

Captain Chair

Whether it be at the head of your dining room table or the boardroom table, the Captain Chair is the ideal design for those wanting a strong and confident seating option. The barrel shape and large seat create a spacious design that envelops you every time you sit down.
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Bend Goods

Lucy Chair

Elegant, vibrant, comfortable and durable are just a few words that describe the first piece ever designed by Bend Goods. The Lucy Side Chair features our signature tight knit welds to provide support and our distinct wire patterning for added detail.

Outdoor Tables

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Marina Picnic Table

The Marina long dining table and the Marina outdoor picnic table are designed to create unity and simplicity in your home or project. Whether you use them indoors or outdoors, these tables blur the boundaries between work and play and turn an individual space into a shared space.
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Hopper AA

Meet our All Aluminium version of the iconic Hopper table. A streamlined design made entirely from aluminium, available in 5 standard colors. Sleek but comfortable.
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Circula Tables

Built for the elements this sophisticatedly simple table collection is fit for patio or palace.
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EMU Round Table

Available in a range of heights and shapes, EMU Round Tables by Coalesse use a simple, contemporary design to create inviting spaces.
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Pantagruel Picnic Table

The Pantagruel round picnic table from Extremis seats 8 people and features a Lazy Susan in the center.
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Pantagruel Table

The Pantagruel table from Extremis can be used outside, is available in two heights and features a Lazy Susan in the center.
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Clerici Outdoor Table

Clerici is a collection designed by Konstantin Grcic and includes a one seat and two seat lounge, dining table and outdoor table.
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EMU Terramare Tables

The EMU Terramare Series from Coalesse reinvents simple cane-and-canvas furniture in die-cast aluminum for outdoor dining and gathering.

Outdoor Accessories

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Nanimarquina Diagonal Rug

Part of the globally exclusive Nanimarquina Collection for Coalesse.
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Nanimarquina Mesh Rug

Part of the globally exclusive Nanimarquina Collection for Coalesse.
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Sticks Divider

Sticks from Extremis is a space divider ideal for creating privacy in a garden or on a balcony without losing the sense of freedom typical of open spaces.
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Acacia Shade

The Acacia Shade from Extremis is a parasol that deflects a maximum of the sun’s rays with a limited textile canopy.
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Taking the Office Outside

Outdoor working is in high demand as employees begin returning to the office. As improved ventilation becomes a key strategy for mitigating COVID-19 transmission, outdoor work areas offer a way for people to have the human interactions they crave to be productive.

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Space Planning Ideas

Looking for additional inspiration? Browse a library of application thought starters for outdoor spaces with Revit, SketchUp and AutoCAD files to help you get started on your next project.

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