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On-Trend - Introducing Phifer’s New Coconut Grove Collection

On-Trend - Introducing Phifer’s New Coconut Grove Collection

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Bold and unexpected color combinations and patterns can be found on coastlines across the globe. Phifer channels these breathtaking images in its new Coconut Grove Collection, pairing brilliant coastal tones like sand pebble and lush tropic green with three bestselling hues—blue blaze, Persian blue and navy.

This inspiring collection the adventurous at heart. Use these colors in ways that show impact and can be seen often. For deep seating venues, look to Phifer’s GeoBella® Cushion Fabrics, and load up on bright solids or pillow patterns of different styles and sizes … there are...

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Infinity Canopy featured in America’s Most Desperate Landscape

Infinity Canopy featured in America’s Most Desperate Landscape

LOS ANGELES - DIY Network’s America’s Most Desperate Landscape is all about a massive transformation. In this year’s special, host James Cameron revamped the Laster’s backyard from desperate to absolutely stunning. They created an outdoor space featuring Infinity Canopy that is perfect for family time and lively entertaining. Watch the transformation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D2rsjrUrm0&feature=youtu.be

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Casual Industry Celebrates Excellence with 2017 Award Winners

Casual Industry Celebrates Excellence with 2017 Award Winners

CHICAGO – The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers this week at a gala awards celebration during Casual Market Chicago.

All segments of the industry gathered at the Chicago Field Museum Thursday, Sept. 14, to recognize manufacturing and retailing excellence, spotlight top product designs and pay tribute to the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Awards presented or recognized during the event included the following:

The Apollo Awards recognize retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to customer service. Winners in two...

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CASTELLE Names Home Industry Veteran, Mark Stephens, Executive Vice President of Sales

CASTELLE Names Home Industry Veteran, Mark Stephens, Executive Vice President of Sales

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Castelle announces that well-regarded industry professional, Mark Stephens, has joined the company as executive vice president of Sales for the handcrafted luxury outdoor furnishings line. In this role, Stephens will work with the Castelle network of regional directors and independent territory managers and oversee sales flow and growth of the line nationwide. 

“Mark is a consummate professional with immense knowledge from years of working in the home category,” said Derek Ritzel, president and CEO of Castelle. “With more than ten years of experience within Furniture Brands International (FBI) and subsequently...

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Beka Casting is Celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Casual Market Chicago

Beka Casting is Celebrating their 40th Anniversary at Casual Market Chicago

CHICAGO – Four decades calls for a celebration, and Casual Market Chicago is the perfect place to look back and plan for the future. For Beka, the odyssey was started in Canada in 1977 by the late Avedis Bederian. Beka was, and continues to be, a family run business; designing and manufacturing fine cast aluminum outdoor furniture and accessories for customers around the world.

Not only are products professionally hand crafted and built to last, every item is meticulously designed to represent premium quality and style to create an outdoor oasis for years to come.

At Beka,...

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Chair at Winterthur Inspires Winner in Casual Furnishings Competition

Chair at Winterthur Inspires Winner in Casual Furnishings Competition

WINTERTHUR, DE – An 1819 classical-revival klismos armchair in the collection of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library inspired the winning chaise lounge of the 2017 International Casual Furnishings Association competition. The Winterthur Estate daybed, credited to John Black for Winterthur, is from Lane Venture, which has had a long partnership for the Winterthur Estate Collection. It also has a canopy.

“Lane Venture artists were inspired by the chair in creating a line of outdoor furnishings that are certain to become an important part of today’s twenty-first-century living environments that emphasize unparalleled quality and beauty,” said Kristin L. DeMesse, director,...

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ICFA Introduces Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award

ICFA Introduces Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA) announces the creation of the Mary Fruehauf Retail Genius Award to recognize those retailers whose creativity invokes the spirit of the late industry leader’s unique approach to igniting excitement and emphasizing the fun in outdoor living.

“Mary was a dedicated and passionate person whose creativity of expression sparked a sense of enjoyment and discovery in her customers, community, and the national casual furniture industry for over two decades,” said Mariah Maydew, who succeeded her as president and CEO of Fruehauf’s in Boulder, Colo.,...

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ZUO Launches New Collection of Indoor / Outdoor Upholstery and Outdoor Accessories for Casual Market

ZUO Launches New Collection of Indoor / Outdoor Upholstery and Outdoor Accessories for Casual Market

As the consumer buying power drives the Casual Market to deliver more options for stylish outdoor spaces, wholesale manufacture ZUO develops a new line of upholstery for indoor & outdoor use and a line of home accents for outdoor. Offering both the affordability, comfort and style, with individual personalization that consumers crave. 

ZUO shared that their clients no longer see Outdoor furniture as a luxury. That from all walks of life, consumers with small patios or decks to larger outdoor spaces, everyone wants an outdoor living space. Their customers from local retailers, designers, and hospitality; want...

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