Interiors: Clear the decks for summer

The humble deckchair is a hardy annual of the season: simple design, an array of fabric choices for the sling, and a surprisingly illustrious history.

8th June, 2014
Selection of traditional wooden frame deckchairs from Howbert & Mays, Monkstown, Dublin or online at, €95 each.

It's the season for reading your Sunday newspaper, leafing through a book, or just lazing on a comfortable seat outdoors, with rays of warming sun on your face.

At some point in our lives, most of us will invest in some dedicated lounging seats for our balcony, patio or garden. A neat director's chair, useful both indoors and outdoors, has become a firm favourite, while evergreen deckchairs remind us of summers past and fold away...

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