Don't be afraid to bring some refinement to your patio. German designer Konstantin Grcic's Medici chair uses only one simple material – in this case, 3/4-inch ash planks – and fashions it into a comfortable outdoor chair with indoor leanings. Finished in a special hand-oiling and heat-treating process, its good looks are impervious to the elements. [$1,200; dwr.com]