Check Out The New Hickory Chair x Hable Outdoor Collection


Outdoor armchair with striped cushions and nesting side tables in a windowed all seasons-type room

Photo: Courtesy Hickory Chair

As demand for stylish outdoor furnishings surges, centenarian North Carolina heritage company Hickory Chair has responded by crafting curated assortments meant to be intermixed—just like any well-layered interior room. For this, Hickory Chair had complete confidence in veteran collaborator Susan Hable, a multihyphenate creative currently splitting her time between Athens, Georgia, and Texas.

Nature directly inspires Hable’s paintings, those paintings inspire fabrics, and those fabrics inspire furniture. So, it made sense to bring that cycle full circle, back into the thick of the garden.

Hable’s fourth lineup for Hickory Chair includes a trio of collections directly influenced by a favorite far-flung destination: Egypt. Joining these designs is a fourth collection, Haret (above), whose versatile fretwork cuts a striking figure with seating and tables in a fresh-for-2024 finish. “The lyrical shapes reflect swaying limbs and arching canes,” explains Hable, whose silhouettes are smartly accented by Sunbrella textiles and pillows. “Even in winter, when no cushions are needed, the forms of the chairs are beautifully bare and cast lovely shadows all day.”