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UK workshop Kirv exhibited its amazing powder-coated stainless steel line of outdoor furniture pieces at the London Design Festival last month. Designed by metalsmith Alex Moore, they’re meant to be as much works of vibrant sculpture as functional seating.

The pieces, which are handmade to order in Sussex, have been ergonomically honed, so are quite comfortable. They can be left outdoors year round, and require very little maintenance.

Pictured above: Kirv Hi-Rise

Kirv Lo-Rise

Kirv Bench

Kirv Bench

Kirv Otto, a multifunctional table bench, also debuted at the London Design Festival.

Kirv Nest (sign me up for one of these!)

Kirv Sphere

This is the designer’s first commercial collection. Pieces can be powder-coated in six different standard colors or electro-polished for a super shine.

Marni Elyse Katz is a Contributing Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Boston where she contributes regularly to local publications and writes her own interior design blog, StyleCarrot.