From Luxe Backyard Pyramids to Stark Outdoor Kitchens

 - Jun 9, 2016
These examples of conceptual outdoor design embrace creativity and are more whimsicial than traditional furnishings and backyard accessories. In addition to offering style and convenience, these examples are also forward-thinking, often drawing inspiration from nature or even from more complex architecture and engineering feats.

Standouts include Vincent Koenders' 'Park Seat' -- a modular bench that boasts an innovative sliding component. This element is not only visually bold but also doubles as a storage surface for plants and other backyard accessories.

Additional outdoor design favorites include VONDOM's heart-shaped 'AGATHA' collection of poolside chairs. The playful collection features seats of varying sizes, making it ideal for parents with small children. Additionally, Gufram's 'Pratone' chaise lounge resembles an oversized panel of blooming grass, making it both an artistic and practical accent to contemporary backyards.