If I had one pet peeve, it would definitely be this: most of the outdoor furniture in New Zealand is, well… boring! It’s all too much “same, same.” Is it that we Kiwis are too timid to try something different, or is the monotony simply a result of limited supplier options? I’ve spent ages poking around and doing the hard yards in search of something exceptional. The good news? I’ve done the legwork for you and unearthed some truly unique suppliers of the best outdoor furniture in NZ. Here are some of my fav brands, in no particular order :)

Best Outdoor Furniture Brand – PALECEK – Raw Beauty & Texture

Palecek, one of the best outdoor furniture brands blends traditional craftsmanship with modern design. Each piece is a work of art, crafted using techniques like casting and weaving to showcase the raw beauty of natural materials. I love the incredible textures of their pieces. I mean, seriously, look at them! View more on their website. Available through Eunice Taylor

Best Outdoor Furniture Brand – Skyline – Durable & Unique

Meet Skyline, a brand that blends timeless elegance with modern sophistication. Their luxurious outdoor furniture, made from durable materials like aluminium, HDPE, and polyester, withstands any weather. Their daybeds are to die for, don’t you think? They even have an outdoor floor lamp! Available from Eunice Taylor.


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Best Outdoor Furniture Brand – Arteriors – Bold Statement Pieces

Meet Arteriors, known for their creativity, surprising elements, and meticulous craftsmanship. Why are they one of my favourite outdoor furniture brands? They excel at making a statement with pieces like the Easley outdoor chair with bold, tree trunk-like legs, the Echo dining table combining carved teak wood and willow rope, and the Boyden end table in black volcanic rock with industrial fluted accents. Throw even just one sculptural piece like this into your outdoor space, and it will have WOW factor. Available from Eunice Taylor.

Best Outdoor Furniture Brand – Artwood – Timeless And Versatile

Discover Artwood, a brand renowned for its classic, timeless outdoor furniture. Artwood’s quality pieces draw inspiration from the American East Coast, city life, and rural or seaside living, fitting beautifully in any environment. Whether your style is casual, country, city, or classic, Artwood offers beautiful pieces that enhance any space. Available from Refined Living and Trenzseater.

Best Outdoor Furniture Brand – David Shaw – NZ Made, Unique, Customisable

Discover David Shaw, a standout brand in outdoor furniture offering unique, custom pieces made in NZ. The local production means everything can be customised to fit your outdoor space perfectly. The team at David Shaw is always ready to assist, setting them apart from suppliers who resist changes to their original designs. One of my favourite pieces is the Goldie Modular, a fully upholstered outdoor sofa. I also love their Cub tables!

In wrapping up this overview of the best outdoor furniture in NZ, I hope you’ve found inspiration in the brands I’ve showcased. From Palecek’s raw beauty to Skyline’s durable designs, Arteriors’ bold pieces, Artwood’s timeless versatility, and David Shaw’s custom innovations, there are many options available. Don’t settle for the mundane— bring your outdoor space to life with pieces that match your personality.

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