Spectra Home debuts outdoor furniture line

Upholstery manufacturer Spectra Home is taking its upper-end looks in living room furniture into the outdoors with a new line of luxury outdoor furniture, a new category for the company that it will market as Spectra Outdoor.

The company unveiled the group — including upholstered sectionals, sofas, benches, swivel chairs and sling chairs featuring a mix of woven and wood frames — during High Point Premarket March 20-21. The line also includes companion cocktail and end tables made with teak and aluminum frames.

The Pasadena sectional is among the new outdoor pieces being introduced in Spectra Outdoor this spring.

The upholstered pieces feature 100% solution-dyed acrylic performance fabric covers, which the company said have the highest level of durability and cleanability, as well as stain and fade resistance.

Some of the seating silhouettes are also fully upholstered, featuring large pillows and cushions offering deep seating. Such features give them the look of indoor furniture that could as easily be placed in a living room as on a patio, deck or screened-in porch, the company says.

The Mendocino group includes upholstery and companion occasional tables.

“Our research shows that consumers want their outdoor lifestyle spaces to blend with their indoor areas and to have the same ambience,” said Jim Telleysh, president of the High Point, North Carolina-based company. “Our new Spectra Outdoor collection offers just that. It has the same comfort and finely crafted detailing found in our indoor line except it is designed to be enjoyed outside.”

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“You will also find some of the same indoor tailoring — slipcovered sofas, swivel chairs or wide flange trim on the cushions and frame — are being used on our outdoor pieces, as well,” he added. “On other outdoor pieces we used acrylic rope and woven accents to create a nautical expression.”

The company did not provide specific pricing for its initial announcement. The company will show the line at its showroom at 200 N. Hamilton St. during High Point Market April 22-26.

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