Spring (and soon Summer) is here and it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the sun after the long dark German winter!
I want to share with you these clever, quirky items that make the outdoors look even more fun! These amazing designs can be found in Magazin, an impeccably curated design shop that I discovered while I was in Bonn.
1. BASILIA Table and Stool
Designed for the 150th anniversary the Stadtgärtnerei Basel.
It really awesome for outdoors: weather-resistant, safe, stackable, and vandal-resistant. It is also space-saving and perfect for small balconies year-round. Use several pieces together to create a little dining place.
2. CLICK Rocking Armchair
The plastic slats respond to the pressure and weight so it adapts to each user’s individual body shape. Powder-coated steel and weather resistant bamboo make this rocking chair outdoor friendly!
3. DUTCHTUB mobile bath
The first time I saw this I had to laugh! I thought it was a normal sized kitchen item. But this Dutchtub is so cool and ingenious! Enjoy a hot bath in places where no one has bathed before with this wood-fired outdoor bath for 4 people. Durable yet ultra-light at only 75 kg, it can be used anywhere and can last outdoors for years. A wood fire in the stainless steel coil heats the water, the spiral acts as a heat exchanger and since hot water is lighter than cold water, the pool water naturally circulates. The Dutchtub includes a lid, heating coil and Wok.
4. MANGOLD Fireplace
This large stainless steel fire bowl with a reversible stand makes it easy to have a warm fire going, without worrying about burning down the yard. It comes in stainless steel color, but the dark patina shown below develops over time and frequent use.
I think it’s such a simple and elegant concept and design compared to the usual fireplace. Love the clean lines and modern look!
5. Mason Jar Solar Table Lamp
For those who love masor jars – like me! – this is such a cool invention! Good-bye candles! During the day the solar panel on the lid stores solar energy and can be used for ambient lighting in the evening. I can totally picture using it a balcony or outdoor dining table, perched on a window sill or balcony railing.
I love that you can put decorative items inside the jar. You can change the contents to go with whatever decor or theme you like.
It’s also a great way to light up a table or book shelf without worrying about burning or smoke stains.
Best part about it is that this lamp is produced in a Fair Trade project in South Africa.
6. SCREW Garden Table in white
This nifty garden table with screw base is easy to set-up – simply screw it into the ground! This sturdy removable, weatherproof outdoor table also comes in powder-coated white.
Isn’t it so clever? You can set up a table at the park without causing much damage to the grass and eat comfortably. Very cool.
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Magazin is a shop that I discovered during a trip to Bonn, Germany. I was drooling over their brilliantly designed pieces for stylish living. They have stores in Stuttgart , Bonn and Munich but you can also order their pieces online here
Magazin’s practical, beautiful and well-thought out pieces are perfect for today’s modern and on-the-go lifestyle. As an expat I am drawn to their modular, space saving and easy to set-up designs. The premium craftsmanship and use of innovative materials mean that they are durable enough to survive moves. But it also means that they don’t come cheap. In fact I have many more of their items on my #DiploLustList. Hopefully I will be able to share more with you soon!
The shop carries well-known names like Furniture by Moormann and HAY, MONTANA racks and cabinet systems ,Flos pockets from Friday lamps, LUCEPLAN, FOSCARINI and INGO MAURER.
But they also collaborate with the designers and monufacturers themselves to create M-products, which are exclusively available only at Magazin and nowhere else.
MAGAZIN in Stuttgart
Lautenschlagerstr. 16, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00 | Sat 10.00-20.00
0711.228 700 | Stuttgart@magazin.com
MAGAZIN in Bonn
Berliner Freiheit 30-34, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00 | Sat 10.00-18.00
0228.390 830 | Bonn@magazin.com
MAGAZIN in Munich
5Höfe, Prannerpassage, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Str. 11, 80333 München, Germany
Mon-Fri 10.00-19.00 | Sat 10.00-18.00
089 238 880 31 | Muenchen@magazin.com
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