Winter will be over before you know it, so it’s time to start thinking ahead. Outdoor gazebos and structures have become widespread and are often very desirable. Their success can be explained by the fact they are taking on a new role as “entertainment hubs” offering not only shelter from the sun or the wind as well as an area to regroup and enjoy drinks, music, lounging, etc.

However there seems to be little in terms of easy-to-set-up outdoor structures.

Most structures require an army of workmen which makes them costly and very inflexible. The reality is that homeowners need structures we can pop up easily when sun or temperature permit. Spontaneity is key.

So I love this new clever light weight structure by April Allterior, an emerging brand based in Germany. The weight is approximately 60kg so two people can easily set it up or move it. The Shangrila comes flat packed and can be stored quite easily too.

The design is available in seven colors including black, beige, gray, red, orange and blue. The textile is provided by Sunbrella so sun rays are blocked for more safety.

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