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Summer brings with it the desire to walk outdoors, to have aperitifs and dinners with friends under the stars. Anyone who has a place with outdoor spaces knows it well: the summer outdoor area is the business card that allows you to present your bar, pub or restaurant to passers-by, encouraging them to stop. How to best set it up to intrigue new customers and win over regular ones? There are some practical tricks to start from, such as flooring and shading, and then move on to define the style to create a space that is functional and represents a real added value for the business.

Being an open space by nature, setting up a summer outdoor area requires you to take into account the integration with the surrounding environment. In urban contexts, it is good to delimit spaces with discreet fences to enhance the continuity with the city, while if there is a panoramic view, this can become a winning card thanks to panoramic windows from which to enjoy the show. To shelter from the sun – but also from some rain showers typical of the summer season – the most popular choices at the moment are parasols with side arms and bar pergolas.

The outdoor space is an extension of the internal one, and this means that the outdoor furniture must be chosen in harmony and continuity with what is found in the internal rooms. Continuity of style and atmosphere, while adapting to the functional needs of an outdoor space, will therefore be the coordinates to follow. Among the contract proposals in the Bontempi Casa catalog, there are several seats available in the double version for indoors and outdoors. An example is the Ines chair in lacquered steel, to which it is possible to add a padded cushion covered in outdoor fabric available in different colors. Its essential lines express a modern elegance that is never out of place, while the enveloping shapes of the backrest and armrests invite you to relax in conviviality. Then the pillow is the touch of comfort to be conquered by.

Summer outdoor area
Aria chairs with polycarbonate structure also suitable for outdoor use.

The principle of functionality will be the one to be inspired by in the choice of shapes and materials for tables and chairs with which to compose the furniture of the outdoor area. In addition to lacquered steel, the most suitable materials are plastic ones such as polypropylene, anti-scratch and anti-stain, which combines solidity and lightness. The result is chairs with a modern and versatile design such as Aria, resistant to sun and rain as well as easy to move and store inside when needed. It is available in two versions: transparent for a casual elegance, but also to combine it nonchalantly with unusual tablecloths or colorful flower vases, or white for a creative touch.

High tables with stools
Moon fixed low table, for outdoor use, with lacquered steel structure and SuperCeramic top.

From seats to tables, among the new proposals in the Bontempi Casa catalog there is one that is perfect for outdoor furnishing of bars and restaurants. The Moon table, square or rectangular, has a modern and essential design that fits perfectly with the atmosphere of these settings. The lacquered steel structure can be declined in various colors, while the top can be chosen in a range of materials that includes material melamine, glossy or matt anti-scratch glass, SuperCeramic and SuperMarble. The ideal combination? The one with seats that share a linear, agile and modern design.

For some time, high bar chairs have become part of the outdoor furniture of private environments to give a more modern touch to areas dedicated to moments of conviviality. High stools can become the ideal solution for organizing an aperitif in the garden with friends, but also for a romantic toast for two.

How to choose the ideal high chairs and stools for your garden? A bar-style set-up is mainly suitable for homes with a modern taste, so it is good to evaluate whether these seats for the outdoors accord with the furnishings chosen for the interiors, creating a harmonious image overall. If the answer is yes, proceed to evaluate the spaces available to you and imagine the possible arrangement of the high chairs and related support tables. Now you are ready to browse the Bontempi Casa catalog to discover the most suitable proposals, including the latest news for the outdoors.

The Galaxy chair in the high stool version, characterized by the unmistakable geometric pattern on the back, is perfect for recreating the coolest café environment even in the home garden. The choice of color will make the difference: white and it is immediately white party, blue and light blue to feel on the seashore, light gray or anthracite for a refined environment, caramel or mustard yellow for a lively touch.

Do you prefer more classic lines? Mood is the bar stool for you, but always with a touch of color for a modern and never banal elegance. Its polypropylene shell is comfortable and enveloping, inviting you to relax and indulge in carefree moments – preferably accompanied by music as soft as the line of its backrest.

Moon table with high stools
Moon table with lacquered steel structure and SuperCeramic top.

When choosing the high tables to combine with these seats, it is good to give priority to light and essential structures such as those in outdoor steel of the Contract models by Bontempi Casa. Among the new proposals this year, in particular, the Moon table in the version with a high structure (also in the opening photo) has a fascinating and cosmopolitan allure, definitely suitable for a bar-style setting. Square or rectangular, it lends itself to creating more intimate conversation areas or “enlarged” depending on how you want to occupy the space in the garden. Its essential and refined design, then, makes it a suitable complement to different combinations with high chairs and stools.

Spring brought a breath of fresh air for Bontempi Casa, also in terms of outdoor furniture. Among new designs, new materials and new details, the 2021 Living Collection includes, as well, proposals designed for outdoor dining and all the convivial moments that await us during summer, at home or at the outdoor area of ​​a bar, a restaurant or a poolside.

Perfect for outdoor spaces, from the garden to the terrace, but also suitable to be placed in a modern kitchen, the Moon table is available in double height, square or rectangular in different sizes just to test its versatility in all types of environments. The structure can be declined in various colours and is made of lacquered steel, a material that in the production by Bontempi Casa is subjected to a double treatment to ensure long life and resistance to external aggressions typical of the outdoors, from sun to rain. The top, on the other hand, can be chosen in a range of materials including melamine, modern and particularly resistant to high summer temperatures, glossy or matt anti-scratch glass, SuperCeramic and SuperMarble, innovative and designed to enhance the quality of the original materials and make them even more functional for furnishing.

The Moon outdoor low table

Outdoor table and chairs
Moon low table with lacquered steel structure and matt SuperMarble top. Eva chairs with lacquered steel structure and polypropylene shell. Gloria lamp in lacquered steel. Chic food trolley with lacquered steel structure and glass shelves.

In the version with low structure, the Moon table is particularly suitable for informal lunches for two or more people, with family or friends. Its light and essential design allows to easily move it according to personal needs, but it is good to carefully evaluate the space in which one is going to place it to choose the perfect size among the six available variants. To get an idea, consider about a meter away from the edge of the table to the nearest obstacle, whether it is a wall or another piece of furniture. The ideal combination? Chairs that share a linear, agile and modern design with Moon, like Eva: the polypropylene shell invites to add a touch of colour to the whole, while the lacquered steel structure creates continuity with the table.

The Moon outdoor high table

Moon high table
Moon square and rectangular high table with lacquered steel structure and melamine top. On the left, Mood stools with lacquered steel structure and polypropylene shell. On the right, Galaxy stools with structure in polypropylene and recyclable glass fiber.

Moon becomes large and, in the version with high structure, it can be the ideal outdoor table for organizing cocktail parties and aperitifs with friends. Square or rectangular, it takes on a fascinating and cosmopolitan allure, particularly suitable for contract furniture, too. The ideal combination, in this case, is with high and colorful stools such as Galaxy, one of the iconic models from the Bontempi Casa catalog with its geometric design on the back and the color palette that goes from the blue of the sky and the sea to the classic white and gray through mustard and caramel. Do you prefer more classic and enveloping lines? Mood is the stool for you, but always with a touch of colour for a modern and never banal elegance.

Spring has come, the days are getting longer and nature awakens with many colorful and fragrant flowers: the time has come to prepare the terrace with outdoor tables and chairs to enjoy the good weather. With one eye on functionality and the other on the style of furniture, it is not difficult to choose the most suitable accessories for furnishing your outdoor spaces – which can be considered “rooms” of the house in all respects.

How to choose outdoor tables and chairs

There are a few simple rules to follow when choosing outdoor furniture, and they mainly concern functionality. With the right accessories, the terrace becomes an extension of the house, but it is good to remember that outdoor tables and chairs dedicated to this area will be exposed to sun, wind, rain… The materials play an important role from this point of view: the outdoor metal with which the Bontempi Casa outdoor table structures are made is subjected to a double treatment to ensure long life and resistance to external aggressions; for the tops, on the other hand, there are materials such as layered laminate, Fenix, crystal, Superceramic or Supermarble, combining durability and elegance for outdoor furniture. The chairs can also have a lacquered steel structure for outdoor use, but to add a touch of color there are also models in polypropylene and fiberglass, a resistant and totally waterproof material.

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Moon fixed outdoor table with lacquered steel structure and SuperCeramic top. Net stackable outdoor chair.

Another aspect to consider is that of the size of the outdoor table and the space it occupies together with the relative outdoor chairs: it is important to pay attention to the proportions to ensure the right freedom of movement on the terrace, as well as to furnish the environment in a balanced way. To get an idea, consider about a meter away from the edge of the table to the nearest obstacle, whether it is a wall or another piece of furniture.

Folding tables and chairs to enjoy the terrace

With the right furniture, the terrace can become a functional space to devote to everything we love to do during the summer, whether it’s eating outdoors or enjoying moments of relaxation in the sun and shade. Extendable console tables, folding outdoor chairs or stackable stools, double function poufs will be your best allies.

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Poket folding chair with seat and back in polypropylene.

With a light and easy to move outdoor table it will be possible to use the terrace as a space for lunch for two or more people, but also for other moments in the family with board games or snacks all together. All accompanied by folding chairs that know how to combine comfort during use with the convenience of being able to store them in very little space when not needed. To create an outdoor relaxation corner where you can devote yourself to your favorite readings or simply enjoy the good weather, multitasking accessories can also be very useful that can act as a magazine rack, seat and table top all in one.

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Pattern magazine pouf in lacquered steel for outdoor. Gipsy chair with armrests with integral structure in polypropylene and recyclable glass fiber.