A companion seat or duo seat is a popular piece of garden furniture because it provides a compact set of two seats, positioned either side of a small table.
They are great for smaller gardens or balcony spaces because of their size and mobility. The armchairs usually come fixed to the table, but they can also be separate, and some come complete with footstools for extra comfort. These arrangements are often referred to as conversation seats, as they are perfect for relaxing and chatting with a friend while enjoying your garden. Rattan love seats are made up of a polyrattan material handwoven around an aluminium frame to give it a luxurious feel while ensuring it will withstand the weather. Outdoor fabric is an ideal choice for elegant lounging as the seats have deep cushions and back supports for extra comfort. In addition to their high-end appeal, these synthetic sets are designed to stay outdoors all year, and they are available from Maze Rattan in a variety of colours and styles.
Wooden duo sets come in a variety of hardwood or softwood. Rowlinson is popular choice for hardwood for its fine-sanded close-grain finish, and some of the sets come prestained. The pine sets from Zest 4 Leisure have a chunky look and feel, offering a great value with their durable and smooth-planed pressure-treated timbers. Aluminium is a much lighter metal option and can be easily moved to sunny or shady areas of the garden to suit your preference. It also handle the elements well because it will not rust. Powder-coated steel is much heavier and ideal for windy conditions but should be repainted over time to provide extra protection.
Many of the attached tables come with a hole for easy installation of a parasol to help keep you shaded in direct sunlight.