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FIBER LIVING 58 Berkeley, 416-628-9966, fiberliving.com
Almost every oversized armchair, condo-scaled bistro table and S-shaped, double-sided bench in Fiber Living's new King East showroom incorporates Viro Fibre, an espresso-coloured, 100 per cent recyclable wicker that can be criss-crossed into tight panels or more open, oversized cane weaves. Owners Ion Nicolae and Michael Guerra also add stone tabletops, canvas cushions and teak accents to the in-house Viva Designs line of outdoor furniture to mix up its natural look.
The look is definitely luxe, with some price tags to match, but if you've spent the first half of the summer avoiding your soulless, concrete slab of an outdoor space, the investment might make you feel like spending a little more quality time there. And if you're looking to really splurge, Nicolae and Guerra also stock sleek EcoSmart fireplaces, al fresco carpets by Capel Rugs, plus stainless steel sculptures and contemporary lighting to accessorize your increasingly posh patio, too.
Fiber Living picks: Fatboy's oversized nylon hammock can easily fit two, $750 on sale; a café set of downsized tables and chairs is balcony-friendly, $245 to $385; spend big on an oval lounger, $1,700.
Look for: The arrival of Fiber Living's indoor furniture collections by mid-August.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.