This is Room and Board's new Brisbane collection. The Brisbane is upholstered furniture that's intended to be used outdoors.
Everything about the Brisbane's been designed with weather in mind. The frame is made from marine-grade laminated birch, the cushions are wrapped in a hydrophobic barrier and the fabrics are water resistant. The tailored slipcovers are made from either Sunbrella® or Outdura® fabric.
The slipcovers can be machine washed or just hosed off. Amazing. The stuff looks good too. I'll never look at a humble lawn chair the same way.
Weather-resistant though they are, the furniture in the Brisbane collection should be covered or brought inside during winter or long periods of rain.
In a recent Ideas & Advice column on their website, they discussed this admittedly unscientific though still fascinating test of the Brisbane. Watch and wonder:
Check out the Brisbane and the rest of the cool stuff on Room and Board.