Review: Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set

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Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set Review
  • Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set
4.5

Out and Out Santorini Lounge Set Review

Part of the Out and Out Garden Furniture range, the Santorini Lounge set is modern, modular and beautiful. The build is solid yet light so easy to move around and the layout options give you flexibility with how you use the product.

We love it as daybeds for sunbathing or relaxing but equally it is good as a more sociable setup for entertaining.

Overall we love its great looks and lightweight build, it’s a shame the cushions can’t be fixed to the base but that’s a small niggle that shouldn’t detract your enjoyment of this beautiful piece of garden furniture.

Out and Out Garden Furniture on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

The Out and Out garden furniture Santorini Lounge set has been in our garden for a few weeks now allowing me to give you a full and honest review of how it performs. 

We’ve been blessed with some good weather, so the whole family has been using this new addition to our patio.

You may remember that I’ve reviewed an Out and Out dining table set in the past, as well as a garden dining set too.

We’ve been really pleased with the quality of both items and they are still well used in our home 4-5 years later.

So I’ve pulled together our thoughts on this garden sofa set to help you decide if it’s worth the investment.

garden lounge set with grey cushions on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

Who are Out and Out Original?

Out and Out Original is a small brand bringing us, the consumer, interesting and innovative furniture pieces in a new and interesting way.

Back in 2013, they had big ideas but it wasn’t possible to compete with the big brands on the physical high street. The internet has of course changed all that, and companies like Out and Out Original are able to find their customer base whilst maintaining good prices and quality items.

They co-design and manufacture with amazing furniture makers in new ways to make sustainable designer furniture more affordable. They spread through word of mouth.

In essence they are a lovely business to support.

We know at times it feels safer to buy from the known establishment or even to get sucked in to buying something not quite right, but before you do that, try to remember the last time you explored and tried something new and how liberating it felt. If you think it could be fun to do that again, give us a chance.

Out and Out Garden Furniture on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

Who owns Out and Out?

Out and Out is run by its founder, Daniel Fairburn.

Where is Out and Out garden furniture made?

Out and Out furniture is designed and manufactured with partners around Europe and the world.

Before you invest in a piece it’s important to know how to look after outdoor garden furniture, particularly if it has cushions.

You may well wonder ‘can garden furniture cushions be left outside?’ Well the answer is yes and no. 

When not in use, cushions should ideally be stored in a shed or outbuilding to prevent damage and colour fading.
We are going to invest in a cushion storage box specifically for this set to ensure the cushions are well protected in adverse weather.

But if they do get wet or damp, simply put them on their side to dry off. Sometimes this is unavoidable.

Review: Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set

Out and Out Garden Furniture on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

It’s really important to do your own research before you buy of course, reading Out and Out garden furniture reviews like this one. I would always recommend getting varied opinions before making your own.

The Santorini Garden Lounge Set first caught my eye for a couple of reasons. 

I love the modular nature of the set. There are lots of layout options so it adapts to different social and relaxation moments. 

Secondly, I was attracted to the modern style. Made of black aluminium and complemented with grey cushions, I felt it looked contemporary, reminding me of holidays abroad in sunny climates. 

The website describes the Santorini set like this:

The modern Santorini Lounge Set consists of one left-hand sofa and one right-hand sofa, both measuring L.112 x W.68 x H.59cm, as well as two ottomans each measuring L.106 x W.65 x H.29cm and a compact coffee table which has dimensions of L.68 x W.42 x H.51cm.

Out and Out Garden Furniture on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

A powder coated, aluminium frame offers resilience and a sleek finish to withstand the demands of outdoor use. The thick cushions are made from polyspun fabric which is highly regarded for its comfort, colourfastness and durability.

Do we agree? Let’s find out. 

Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Review

The set arrived, delivered by 2 very nice gentleman but it soon became apparent a few of the set pieces were damaged inside the box. Things like this happen. Damage can occur in transit, it’s perfectly understandable. 

What’s key here is how the company manage the communication and response. 

Within a few days a replacement piece was on its way to us. I appreciate that only the damaged piece was replaced – there was no need for a whole new set. We exchanged the pieces; I checked the new ones when they arrived before the delivery drive left, and everyone was happy.

grey modular garden furniture set on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

Does the set need to be built?

No. The set came boxed, with pieces individually wrapped, so they needed to be unwrapped and set out. We did this in about 20 minutes. 

The whole design of this set is to allow you to move it around and create new configurations and layouts. I love that it’s made from powder coated aluminium that make it incredibly light. It’s so easy to move around. 

We love having the two ottomans in front of the chairs to make day beds. When the weather is great we lie out enjoying the sunshine, reading, relaxing and playing with the cat

Out and Out Garden Furniture on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

Alternatively we can move the ottomans away from the chairs to make a more sociable lounge layout perfect for sitting around the fire pit. 

The cushions are deep and comfortable although they do slide about a little. It may be a good design improvement to allow them to attached to the frames in some way. But overall this is a small niggle. 

Overall we absolutely adore this set! It looks incredible. 

On first seeing the Santorini Lounge set in situ, my eldest teen remarked it looked and felt like she was on holiday. 

garden furniture set with grey cushions on a patio with large grey parasol, brick wall behind and yellow rug

We are lucky to have our 18 year old palm tree just in the background, and a parasol to complete the look. Add in a few colourful cushions and outdoor rug (all very inexpensive) and you have a modern, stylish Mediterranean feel space. 

Before using a garden furniture set like this I asked a few questions, and you may be interested in the answers too.  

Does aluminium furniture rust?

Not generally. It can get white marks or residue on it from exposure to weather which are easily removed, and occasionally it will rust in obscured places, but this doesn’t affect its functionality. 

How long does outdoor aluminium furniture last?

It should last years! Protect it with a furniture cover in the Winter, and keep it safe from extreme winds. If you can store in a garage or shed during the colder months then do so. 

Can you wash garden furniture cushion covers?

Do not machine wash, spin dry or tumble dry the cushions covers to prevent shrinkage or distortion. You can spot clean them if you need to, and regularly brush them down to remove debris.

Overall Review: Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set.

A solid 4.5 out of 5 just losing half a star for the cushions slipping around.

But honestly, the look, design and ingenuity of this product is second to none and we hugely recommend!

The Santorini set retails for £1199 and at the time of writing there is 50% of everything at Out and Out Original with code CELEBRATE50.

Would we recommend you invest in Out and Out Garden Furniture? Yes, 100% we would. 

You can find the Santorini Lounge Set on the Out and Out website.

Jen x

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Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set Review
  • Out and Out Garden Furniture Santorini Lounge Set
4.5

Out and Out Santorini Lounge Set Review

Part of the Out and Out Garden Furniture range, the Santorini Lounge set is modern, modular and beautiful. The build is solid yet light so easy to move around and the layout options give you flexibility with how you use the product.

We love it as daybeds for sunbathing or relaxing but equally it is good as a more sociable setup for entertaining.

Overall we love its great looks and lightweight build, it’s a shame the cushions can’t be fixed to the base but that’s a small niggle that shouldn’t detract your enjoyment of this beautiful piece of garden furniture.

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1 Comment

  1. June 16, 2022 / 6:36 pm

    I fell in love with this . I’m noting the brand down and will look then up. I loved the whole set. Love the idea of ottoman and even a coffee table came with it. Wow that was a great deal. I love mthe grey sbd it certainly looks resource like. I do agree that the seating should’ve been attached in any way that they don’t move so that’s a bummer. Aluminum I don’t mind but lightweight is also a plus. Great review. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger

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