Last year we wrote about Flora Dora, a company using the 1950s and 60s archive of pattern designer Shelia Bownas on fabrics and prints. We clearly weren't the only ones who found the work appealing as her work has now been introduced as a new range for Pedlars.
If there's one thing that represents the quintessential British summer above all others, it has to be the deck chair. Despite seeming somewhat old fashioned these days, the deck chair's simplicity and comfort mean that it's still seen on beaches and in parks and gardens up and down the country.
This Stripey Double Deck Chair from Cox & Cox is twice the usual width, making it a comfortable seat for two. The frame is wood and the seat acrylic, so durable and weatherproof, which means this chair will be with you for many summers to come.
It costs £145 from Cox & Cox here.
Want to bring some 1930s modernist style to our garden? You can with the Leather Modernist Deck Chair by Terence Williams. But we warned, it's not cheap.
A new design, but inspired by the modernist era, this particular deck chair follows the same style as your average beach seat, but replaces the canvas and wood for leather and aluminium, coming with a wall bracket should you wish to hang it up. Not sure why, but there you go. The handmade seat is also individually signed and date.
Love that head cushion, you'll probably need it to help you relax after realising how much you have paid for this. £2,050. Yes, you read that right. Also, we've just noticed you can only use the deck chair indoors – so scrap that comment about it being perfect for a modernist garden. You'll have to make do with it in your modernist conservatory instead.