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Matière Grise

A coffee table for the garden might seem an extravagance, but extra surfaces on the patio or decking are more useful than you think. Look to specialist outdoor furniture brand Matière Grise for robust, durable pieces. The Hegoa low table is reassuringly sturdy, with its chunky steel frame and visible nuts and bolts, but it can also be painted with nearly 30 different shades of Epoxy powder paint, to cheer up its tough exterior. Try an optimistic lime green, a contrasting fuchsia or a vibrant cyan blue.
£POA. www.matieregrise-decoration.fr