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One of our favorite outdoor design companies is Extremis. From their sense of humor and unique solutions to the plain old good looks of their pieces, they are worth a look.

They are based in Belgium and have won numerous awards, and while we don't "know" the prices for their pieces, we are making a not-too-wild guess that they are pretty high ticket based on where they are available in Chicago - Janus et Cie and Luminaire. But looks and inspiration are free, so here is a look at some of their work:

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

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