Designed and handmade in California, the heated outdoor furniture collection from San Francisco-based brother and sister owned Galanter & Jones is the first of its kind. The modern seating options, available in many different color and frame combinations, are plug-in ready.
Galanter & Jones Heated Outdoor Furniture
Starting with five pieces (they now have more) in the collection, Galanter & Jones changed the role of outdoor seating. Not only are their modern ergonomic benches and chairs comfortable, but they offer a far better looking solution to keeping warm outdoors than an ugly space heater or other traditional methods.
“I was working on a landscape design project and created a heated bench as a one-off,” Aaron Jones told the SF Chronicle. “It worked well, and I was surprised no one else was doing it.” The company started with a single product, the pod-shaped Helios bench, eventually adding Helios chairs, then the more angular Evia line in 2014 and in 2016, the Pylos bench. Says his sister Miranda Jones, 37, “We want to give people what they need to enjoy being outdoors.”
The 1″ thick cast stone surfaces of the furniture are smooth and much like a warm rock sitting in the sun. The ergonomic shapes of the pieces provide comfort for adults, children and even pets.
And because of their heating efficiency, the plug-in ready pieces will keep you warm all day and all night with minimal energy output.
Smart and Adjustable Heating
Plug the bench in, turn it on at the press of a button and set it to your desired temperature and enjoy. The bench will remember how you like it for next time.
– 94″w x 35″d x 30″h
– Approx. 250 lbs
– Seats 4
Helios Love Chair
46″w x 35″d x 28″h
– Approx. 120 lbs
– Seats 1-2
– 64″w x 29″d x 30″h
– Approx. 180 lbs
– Seats 3
– 31″w x 29″d x 30″h
– Approx. 90 lbs
– Seats 1
The Pylos Bench
Designed with a low back and a slim profile, the Pylos is perfect when paired with an outdoor dining table or in spaces that could use a little warmth. While waiting for a car or a table at your favorite restaurant, perhaps? It’s also the perfect place to sit and put on your shoes before going out into the world. The Pylos seats three and at $4500 is their best priced multi-seater yet.
My only gripe is that for that kind of money, they should be wireless and controlled with an app. I’m hoping that’s next.
UPDATE: Added since this post was written are some new and more affordable pieces from the company. Side tables, planters, coffee tables and two new conversation sets:
There are over numerous possible bench color and base combinations available.