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Sorrento vs Maui vs Sierra: What's The Difference?

Castlery|Apr 01, 2024

When it comes to elevating your outdoor space, having the right outdoor furniture can make all the difference in creating an inviting and comfortable space.

In your search for the best outdoor furniture, you would have come across the Sorrento, Maui, and Sierra collections. But, what are their differences and which should you pick for your home?

In this article, we dive deeper into each collection to understand what sets them apart and how they can best fit into your outdoor space!

The Sorrento outdoor collection

The Sorrento collection boasts an airy design characterised by slim armrests and a slatted backrest. Its striking colour combination of wood tones, black frames, and beige cushions creates a visually appealing contrast.

An outdoor sofa and coffee table is decorated with pillows, a throw, and a potted plant.

The Sorrento Sofa and Coffee Table. Picture credits: @homewithharper

The use of resin wood for tabletops offers the aesthetic charm of wood while providing water-resistant properties akin to plastic, ensuring durability against outdoor elements. 

The slatted tabletop design prevents water from pooling, enhancing its functionality. Whether it's the lounge chairs or dining set, each piece exudes a unique charm with its boxy design and angular details.

A resin wood table top with matching dining chairs.

The Sorrento Dining Set. Picture credits: @connieandluna

Furthermore, the Sorrento collection has several sofa units that allows you to setup various modular configurations - from L-shape extended sectionals to left-facing 2-seater sofas. This makes Sorrento a great choice if you regularly host large groups and have to accommodate many guests.

Additionally, the polyester cushions are not only water-resistant but also removable for convenient cleaning, making maintenance effortless.

Products in collection

- 3-seater sofa
- Sectional sofa
- L-shape sectional sofa
- Right-facing 2-seater sofa
- Left-facing 2-seater sofa
- Corner sofa
- Armless sofa
- Lounge chair
- Dining chair

- Coffee table
- Dining table

MaterialsAluminium, resin, olefin, polyester
StyleMinimalist, mid-century modern, modern

The Maui outdoor collection

The Maui collection boasts durability and sturdiness, thanks to its construction from robust materials like acacia wood. This wood type is renowned for its strength, making it an optimal choice for outdoor furniture.

4 lounge chairs surrounding an outdoor firepit.

The Maui Lounge Chairs in Taupe. Picture credits: @tinadoodles

The curvy backrest and armrest design lend a sleek and elegant aesthetic to each lounge piece, while the hand-strung rope backing adds a personalised, artisanal touch. 

Available in taupe or charcoal colours, this collection effortlessly blends into natural or modern outdoor settings. Plus, with weather-resistant cushions, maintenance is a breeze, as they resist fading, mildew, and stains.

A person sitting on an outdoor loveseat on the deck.

The Maui Outdoor Set in Taupe. Picture credits: @mrsmakenamoore

Compared to Sorrento and Sierra, Maui has the smallest product range — with only a 2-seater sofa, lounge chairs, and a coffee table. Despite this, it is still one of our most popular outdoor collections to date.

Products in collection

- 2-seater sofa
- Lounge chair

- Coffee table
- Side table

MaterialsAcacia wood, aluminium, polypropylene rope
StyleTropical, minimalist, modern

The Sierra outdoor collection

The Sierra collection is a modern bohemian outdoor collection that stands out for its versatility and comfort - featuring a range of seating options from armchairs to sofas, complemented by dining and coffee tables.

A rattan outdoor lounge set out on a deck.

The Sierra Outdoor Set. Picture credits: @liberty.interiors

Crafted with an aluminium frame, rattan, and resin wood tabletops, this collection shares similar water-resistant properties with the Sorrento line. 

The juxtaposition of natural rattan weaving against black frames and light beige cushions adds a touch of sophistication to any outdoor setting. Moreover, the lounge seating's tapered frame design enhances both aesthetics and comfort, while the efficient modular system allows for various configurations, making it adaptable to different spaces.

Sierra’s chairs and sofas have a seating depth of 23.6inches, making it the deepest seating outdoor lounge when compared to Sorrento (20inches) and Maui (20.5inches).

With plush cushions and removable covers for easy cleaning, the Sierra collection prioritises both style and convenience.

A person sitting on a lounge chair with a rattan and aluminum frame.

The Sierra Outdoor Lounge Chair. Picture credits: @alannapanday

While Sierra doesn’t have nearly as many seating units compared to Sorrento, you still have many options to choose from to create the perfect space — a sectional sofa, a 3-seater sofa, an armless sofa, lounge chairs, and more.

Products in collection

- 3-seater sofa
- Sectional sofa
- L-shape sectional sofa
- Extended L-shape sectional sofa
- Right-facing 2-seater sofa
- Armless sofa
- Lounge chair
- Dining chair

- Coffee table
- Dining table

MaterialsRattan, aluminum, resin wood, olefin, polyester
StyleModern, bohemian

Sorrento vs Maui vs Sierra: An overview

Here's a detailed comparison of the materials, and dimensions between the 3 outdoor collections:

FrameAluminiumAluminium frame with polypropylene rope Aluminium
Leg frameAluminium Solid acacia wood Aluminium
SuspensionWebbingWebbing Webbing
Seat fillingFoam Foam Foam and fibre
Back fillingFoamFoam Foam
Cushion typeRemovableRemovable Removable
Cover typeRemovable RemovableRemovable
Seating depth50.8 cm52 - 56 cm60 cm
Seating height45.1 cm40.6 cm40 cm
Back height42 cm28.5 cm35 cm
Table widthCoffee table: 100.3 cm
Dining table: 180 cm
100 cmCoffee table: 122 cm
Dining table: 217.5 cm
Cushion coloursOat beige - Charcoal
- Taupe
Oat beige
Standout features- Removable seat cushions and covers
- Various configurations
- Low back height
- Removable seat cushions and covers
- Deep seats
- Removable seat cushions and covers
- Various configurations

Which should you pick?

These three outdoor collections have their own distinct features and styles, and would look great in any outdoor space. Now that you know how they compare, which should you pick?

The Sorrento and Sierra collections would both work well if you regularly host large groups and prefer to have the party outdoors. Both outdoor collections gel well with a modern or minimalistic theme and have several modular units you can choose from to create ample seating for your outdoor space. For example, with Sorrento’s right-facing, left-facing, armless, and corner sofas, you could create a large outdoor lounge with more than enough seating area that still fits into your space!

If you intend to go for a more cozy outdoor lounging experience with your guests, Sierra would be the better of the two. Its deeper seats and lower back height provide more cushy seating so you can kick your feet up and enjoy a cold drink.

Maui will be ideal if you’re going for a modern tropical theme in your home. The natural elements of the collection like the Acacia wood base and rope backing would gel well with your other wood decor, especially if you choose the colors in Taupe. Its deep seats will also give you the perfect lounging experience in your outdoor space.

We hope that this article has helped you understand the differences between the three outdoor collections and narrowed down your choice.


How do I clean my outdoor furniture?

With regular maintenance, outdoor furniture are relatively to clean. Whether the material of your pieces are teak, metal, plastic, or rattan, always use a gentle cleaning solution (it can be homemade too!), a soft brush or cloth, and rinse with water. Never use harsh chemicals or a pressure washer on furniture.

Recommended read: How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

How do you clean outdoor fabric?

Fortunately, our outdoor cushions have removable covers that can be washed in the machine. Wash them regularly at the start and end of the outdoor season to keep them looking their best.

Recommended read: How to Clean Outdoor Cushions

How do you remove mildew from outdoor furniture?

For mild mould growth, a solution of warm soapy water and a soft bristled brush will do the trick. Don’t forget to dry the furniture thoroughly to prevent further mould and mildew growth.

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