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Furnish your roof, balcony or terrace to extend your living area with these cool pieces that will certainly create a buzz in your building

Maharam

American textiles company Maharam offers outdoor fabrics for customised furnishings. Cursive was launched this month and was developed due to a demand for large-scale loops. Its organic lines wrap and morph, overlapping playfully for a hand drawn quality. Study is a cool grid pattern reminiscent of city maps, with bright hues such as cobalt blue and mustard yellow against a neutral ground. Chalet is comprised of solution dyed polyolefin yarns and produces a high performance textile with textural depth. Link graphically employs checked and horizontal segments with dark and light warp ends for a bright, basket weave effect.

Wolf: Outdoor Gas Grill

Entertaining is a snap with the handsome Outdoor Gas Grill by American appliance company Wolf, exclusively available in Hong Kong through House of Madison. The 36-inch barbie is much more than a grill; as with all of Wolf’s cooking equipment, it allows for precise control of temperature for perfect steaks every time. Three individually controlled grill burners allow you to cook food with different temperature requirements, and a double wall hood retains heat to produce smoky flavours. Built-in halogen lamps allow for nighttime grilling. Finished in a durable stainless steel, it comes with a canvas cover and a portable grill cart to facilitate serving.

KEF: Muo

Created by British designer Ross Lovegrove, Muo is a mini me wireless follow-up to Muon. The digital hi-fi speaker has the clarity and detail of KEF sound, packaged with an aesthetic that is more akin to contemporary sculpture. Launched at the London Design Festival last year, Muo weighs less than a kilo and is roughly the length of an iPad — making it perfect for taking outdoors, on picnics or on trips abroad. Its battery allows for up to 12 hours of playback, and it has a Bluetooth range of 10 metres. It is available in six colours including sunset orange and neptune blue.

MAGIS: Folly

British architect Ron Arad’s creations are hardly wallflowers. Like his buildings, his furniture packs a punch. Folly is no exception. Arad’s tongue in cheek version of the French tête-à-tête chair, Folly is a bench that inspires and facilitates conversation. It is made from rotational moulded polyethylene and finished with horizontal striations that give it a continuous sense of movement. At 3.6 metres wide, its rust brown coloured finish makes it blend into the countryside — or among the trees and plants on your terrace. A kit is available for fixing it to the floor or ground.