John Danzer, designer of historically inspired as well as original garden furniture, likes to operate under the radar. However, his small, third-floor showroom at 799 Madison Avenue in Manhattan—well known among the interior and garden design crowd—is open to the public. His company, Munder-Skiles, makes beautifully proportioned, graceful garden and outdoor furniture; it's expensive, but it will last forever.
Above: The Rain Bench, top and bottom are identical so you can flip it over when it rains; $1,775.
Above: Swan Lounge Chair; $1,250, and ottoman; $560.
Above: The Jefferson Bench; $3,850.
Above: Taconic Lounge; $2,600.