We've admired Frederic Sofia's Luxembourg collection of outdoor furniture since it was created in 2000 as a modern update of the furniture from Paris' Luxembourg Gardens. We've seen it at The Conran Shop, sitting outside the John Derian store on East 2nd Street and most recently as a new addition to the seasonal offerings of Design Within Reach. The updated design is classic, well-made and available in a variety of fun colors and shapes. The new outdoor furniture collection from CB2 features a similarly designed and colorful chair at a fraction of the price of a Luxembourg...
The Luxembourg design is made of aluminum — making it lightweight and recyclable. It's powder-coated in a polyester finish, that helps to preserve bright colors. The most basic chair (stackable and without arms) ranges in price from $250 - $311, depending on the retailer. We've found these online retailers sell the Luxembourg collection (or a portion of):
- Design Within Reach — only 2 colors but a wide variety of styles
- UnicaHome — the most colors and styles available (but also the most expensive)
- The Conran Shop — limited styles and colors
The Sunny Chair from CB2 is made from powder-coated steel and is stackable. Available in yellow, blue and white for $100 each.