What's coming in alfresco style, according to our friends at Wisteria Design.

September 26, 2022

We asked our friends at Wisteria Design, one of the most exciting furniture designers in the country, what’s coming in al fresco living. Their forecast? Say hello to graceful wicker-look sofas, luxury chaises and elegant weave armchairs and wave farewell to unimaginative metal items and bulky sectional sofas the size of sedans.

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“We’re saying hello to hotel-inspired, textured pieces offering opulence with soul. “Outdoor ‘rooms’ have taken on increased importance,” says Wisteria co-founder Chris Sayer, “but this year brings a whole new level of luxury and excitement in the garden. Discover the picture-perfect new collections such as Sorrento and Hayman to complete your outdoors – launched around Australia this month. Read more, ‘A Brand That Does Everything Well.’

An outdoor space is really an extension of your indoor space,” says Wisteria co-founder Chris Sayer, making the new Sorrento garden collection a must-have.

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful sofa for unwinding, a sleek chaise to lounge poolside or the best wicker alfresco bar cart to get your party started, no one does the all-weather, outdoor weave thing better than Wisteria.

These garden items for your patio or pool will make your outdoor space the oasis you always dreamt of.

“Our gardens have become more important than ever over the last year,” says Wisteria co-founder Chris Sayers. “An outdoor space is really an extension of your indoor space. We design pieces that can be used to decorate outdoors as a room.

“We really want gardens to feel very inviting.”

Beauty, design and functionality in your garden with Wisteria Design’s hotel-inspired, elegant new Sorrento outdoor collection.

Outdoor furniture has three different uses,” says Chris Sayers.  “There’s dining outside; using your outdoor space as a living room, and lounging and pool. If you have a large outdoor space, it may be possible to accommodate all three functions — a dining area with a table and chairs; a hangout space with sofas, armchairs and a coffee table; and an area for sunbaking equipped with chaise longues. Read more, ‘How To Improve Your Outdoor Space.’

If you don’t have much room — on a city terrace, for example — decide which activity you value the most. If you love to cook and entertain, focus on making your outdoor space into a destination for meals, with a dining table and chairs. If you prefer relaxing with family and friends, forget the dining table and create an outdoor living room with sofas.

If you want your outdoor furniture to be super comfortable —  use sofas and armchairs with upholstery.

For the uninitiated the Queensland-based Wisteria, is renowned for its luxury trend-resistant furniture classics, for indoors and out, that are built to last, inspired by the best hotels in the world. Wisteria understands how Australians live and their soulful connection to our natural environment. Aimed at people that like things that are soothing, elegant and easy to live with.

Add some style to your outdoor space with Wisteria’s new Hayman outdoor all-weather sofa, pictured, which launches around Australia September, 2022.

“The pandemic means we use out outdoors more than ever,” says  Sayers, which makes Wisteria one of Australia’s 2022 design winners. This Spring the company, which has seen record growth in the past year, released Sorrento and Hayman, which have just dropped at favourite retailers around the country. Read more, ‘Making A Modern Garden.’

Wisteria’s new Spring 2022 garden collection including the Avalon sofas, pictured, will make your outdoor space the oasis you always dreamt of.

You can also check the ranges at the company’s new Sydney Co-Op in Annandale.

With a focus on design and durability, you won’t go wrong with Sorrento. The pieces come in honest materials with aluminium frames and an almost indestructible woven-style plastic fibre, satisfying consumer demands with sustainability. Sorrento looks good in a variety of gardens from sprawling estates to patios, terraces and, verandas. You can buy pieces as part of a larger set.

Sorrento Armchair, $1799,

We like Sorrento for the quality all-weather materials and comfort –  it’s so comfy to sit in, and is ready to use out of the box. The two colours – white or natural – easily adapt to outdoor settings – with lots of seating choices. There are wo or three-seater sofa options, upright armchairs, reclining chaises, and ottomans, for complementary pieces if you want to expand your outdoor living area.

They are one of the most attractive smart casual options out there. Seat cushions are included and made of the best sunproof fabric, with a mellow bounce that makes them relaxing to sit in. You won’t go wrong with the Sorrento sofa which comes in three-seater or two-seater options, in all weather, woven fibre style, that is strong, durable,  fade-resistant woven wicker design.

Sofas, chairs, recliners, and ottomans with an innovative fabric that is UV- resistant, thanks to strides in fibre technology.

Being outside can become a way of life with Wisteria’s beautiful outdoor furniture including the new all-weather weave Hayman sofas, pictured.

Sorrento and Hayman are timeless staples that can be mixed and matched, but also are a particularly great way to express your personal aesthetic.

You can always mix and match Sorrento – interspersing chairs at the ends or on one side of a long table. Both Sorrento and Hayman chairs and sofas feel solid and have decent-sized seats, the type of seating in which most people could relax comfortably for hours at a time.

You won’t go wrong with the Hayman collection, loved by top designers. The Hayman wicker-style armchair is one of the best casual looks out there and comes with a new sofa and ottoman that are ideal for designing your outdoors as an extension of the home and establishing a flow between interior and exterior living spaces.

They are the kind of pieces that will provide a cohesive design scheme and smooth transition between the indoors and out. Also on offer are generous outdoor sofas and chairs such as Avalon, Airlee, Iluka and Whitehaven that can change the entire atmosphere of your garden. Oh and don’t miss new hanging pods like Cuba or Scoop to bring out your inner-child, and promote happiness at home.

Stylish enough to plan your entire garden around.

Wisteria is a brand that accurately reflects what we really want – pieces for easy, uncomplicated, undemanding living that give your home the holiday vibe.

Being outside can become a way of life with these beautiful furnishings – whether you’re lucky enough to have a sprawling garden or you need small garden ideas.

Check Wisteria’s full outdoor range here.


Wisteria has opened a Sydney Co-Op at Ruby Star Traders, 6a Reserve St, Annandale NSW. Appointments are necessary.


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