Summer is on its way, and there is no better time than right now to get your outdoor area ready. Rather than dusting off the same old tired outdoor furniture you’ve been using for years, why not think about adding something new to your outdoor setting? Here at Design Concepts, we have everything you could ever need to turn your outdoor area into the only place you’ll ever need to go this summer.

Get comfy in style on one of Design Concepts outdoor sofas

Long nights, warm weekends, and barbecues – summer is made to be experienced outdoors. There is no better way to experience the summer months than on one of our ranges of outdoor sofas. We have an amazing selection in our Sofa Series, meaning we are the only place you need to go to find the best fit for your outdoor area.


The Waiheke Range graces you with low, contemporary, and modernist of outdoor sofas that can enhance any entertaining area. Not only do they give you all the comfort you need to spend your summer evenings, but they are durable too. Our pieces can withstand the elements all year round, meaning you don’t have to worry about storing it in the winter months.


The Mahurangi Range brings to you the perfect combination of modernity and timelessness. This range will remain the centrepiece of your outdoor area for years to come. Like all of our furniture, the Mahurangi Range is durable and will withstand everything the Auckland weather can throw at it, without sacrificing style.

Alfresco dining at its best!

Dining Set Outdoor Furniture NZ

One of the best things about summer is sharing a meal with friends and family under the evening sun. Every New Zealand backyard needs an outdoor table and our range of outdoor dining and bar tables doesn’t disappoint. We have the perfect selection of dining furniture of all styles and materials to give you the ultimate pièce de résistance to centre your summer around! Match with a set of dining chairs for the perfect set-up. Check out our buying guide to help find the best one for you.

Lounge out in the sun

A sofa can be good for sharing the summer with friends, but when you want to relax in the sun, you really want to relax. Our range of loungers are perfect for lazy weekend afternoons in the sun when all you want to do is lay down with a good book and a cool drink. Take our Coromandel Lounger for example – you’ll feel like you’re laying on a cloud!

Gather around the fire


Just because it is summer doesn’t necessarily mean you can go without a fire. For those nights when it’s too good to go back inside once the sun goes down, an outdoor fireplace can help keep the night going. A great way to keep the temperature warm, a great fireplace can also provide a new ambience to your outdoor area. Simply follow a few safety tips, and soon the mainstay of your winter can be the key to unlock a perfect summer!

Keep covered under an umbrella

As nice as it is to sit out in the summer sun, sun safety cannot be forgotten. More New Zealanders die each year from melanoma than they do on the roads – but don’t worry, staying safe in the sun doesn’t have to ruin your backyard!

Complete your outdoor area with an outdoor umbrella for convenient but stylish shade. Our most popular umbrella, the Aspen Cantilever Umbrella, provides unrivalled strength and convenience, without compromising on style. Truly the pinnacle of outdoor umbrellas, the Aspen Cantilever is truly the perfect piece to shade your outdoor area!

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter”

– Henry David Thoreau

Don’t get left behind when it comes to entertaining this summer. There is no time like the present to get started and have a backyard that is the envy of all your friends! Our range of ethically-sourced and durable furniture is the peak of style, and our various ranges mean we have something for everyone.

Don’t hesitate – your perfect summer is waiting for you!