The difference between outdoor furniture and ordinary furniture is that it is a constituent element of the urban landscape environment, and it has the characteristics of “publicity” and “communication” in the general sense. As an important part of the furniture as a whole, the basic content of the outdoor furniture generally refers to the part of the rest facilities in the urban landscape facilities.
Just like the interior space of any building, only the furniture can display or reflect the character characteristics, specific functions and forms of the space. The outdoor space is also due to the participation of outdoor furniture to make the urban space flesh and blood. Outdoor furniture defines the functional characteristics of the outdoor space environment, determines the order of the outdoor space, and enriches the connotation of the urban landscape environment.
The original outdoor furniture only played the role of the most basic function of the furniture - the function of the living utensils, and some even moved the furniture originally used for indoors into the outdoor space and became the so-called outdoor furniture.
The outdoor space environment is a material environment that people purposely create. Usually the creation of the urban landscape environment is generally composed of the enclosure and organization of outdoor space forms, landscape facilities, greening, water bodies, public works, light (artificial and natural) and other design elements. Although the combination and creation of outdoor space forms is urban landscape The primary factor in environmental design, but the outdoor furniture—the city's props—the color, texture, and connotation of the volume, form, contour, and materials directly reflect the image of the landscape facilities, and together with other elements create an atmosphere of the outdoor space environment. The field of outdoor space environment is defined. On the contrary, the outdoor space environment of different nature has different requirements for the design of outdoor furniture. Outdoor spaces such as streets or squares have different outdoor furniture designs due to different functions, and different environments will also require Outdoor furniture plays a different role in the visual center of the overall environment or reinvents the effects of regional style.
It can be said that outdoor furniture plays its due role and role in the outdoor space environment. Outdoor furniture is an important prop in the urban landscape environment and the relationship between outdoor furniture and urban landscape is interactive, complementary and complement each other.