Kettal outdoor furniture pieces look amazing; no argument there. But when we first saw this outdoor furniture brand's goods and talked with the owners while in Milan at Salone del Mobile, we decided to carry their furniture products because they are smartly made. Kettal's outdoor seating and tables are made to look beautiful, even without cushions, because all of their seams and hardware are hidden on the undersides of their pieces. Founded in 1964, they're a great family brand out of Barcelona, started by Manuel Alorda. His son and his son's best friend (who's the head of U.S. sales) have since become involved, and they've all welcomed us into their design family (we even take trips to Barcelona just to hang out with them). If you need even more proof they're one of the most gorgeous modern outdoor furniture companies operating today (as if working with some of the world's top designers like Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hella Jongerius and Marcel Wanders wasn't proof enough), you need only look to the fact that the world's leading boutique hotels have been snatching up their outdoor furniture pieces—designers and owners know they'll withstand any weather and look great.