As the days are growing longer and the spring leaves begin to show, thoughts turn to time spent soaking up sun with an icy beverage and somewhere chic to curl up and relax.
The Alveo chaise, in synthetic wicker and stainless steel legs, is big enough to accomodate two people ($4500).
Gloster's Eclipse "relaxer" unit features a family-size platform with a sail-like covering ($4000+)
The classic Knoll metal outdoor lounger (museum, priceless) and Knoll-Schultz chaise (eBay, $999) or a Space-Age fiberglas lounger (Superieur, $1495) for more retro tastes.
Rounded-leg teak and resin lounger, ($1439, Neiman Marcus) and another way to relax and catch some rays, without breaking the bank: the Mika sling chair (World Market, $79).