Not every exhibitor had new product to show at the recent Casual Market in Chicago, but those that did brought their best, with elegant curves, customizable options and sustainable components . Here are just a few of the new and innovative designs that were on display.
Jensen Outdoor’s Tempo all-weather lounger chairs won the Design Excellence Award from the International Casual Furniture Association this year. Made with sleek Ipe, they’re paired with an outdoor sofa upholstered in Ultrafabric’s outdoor-safe Ultraleather. Jensen Outdoor has headquarters in Sandston, Virginia.
The Babbo modular sectional from Chicago-based Mamagreen can be configured into a large semicircle or a small half sofa and features firm cushions, plus convenient side tables.
The upholstered arms on the Mila chair from Homecrest in Wadena, Minnesota, can be changed out to create unique designs or to coordinate with the season.
Volcanic rock stone tables from Domiziani, with U.S. headquarters in Littleton, Colorado,come in many styles and are made using an intricate process with stone from volcano interiors.
Conover, North Carolina-based Vanguard Furniture debuted its outdoor line to the casual industry during the Casual Market, and this oversized sofa was a showstopper.
Pacific Casual, based in Camarillo, California, has warehouses fully stocked with products, like this Barcalounger outdoor sofa set, that are available to ship now and ship out in 2-3 days.
Following the trend of padded chaise loungers, Gloster, with headquarters in South Boston, Virginia, unveiled this sleek model. It has teak arms, a woven back and a powder-coated aluminum frame.
Kingsley Bate’s Tortola collection is made from all-weather wicker with Grade A teak accents. The company, based in Manassas, Virginia, offers it in a new Flagstone wicker colorway. It includes a sofa, lounge chair, swivel rocker, ottoman, sectional left and right arm settees, and sectional left and right arm return sofas.
Lane Venture, based in Newton, North Carolina, introduced a new gray woodgrain finish during the Casual Market. Officials say it’s geared toward a younger consumer who wants a more contemporary look.
Unwasted, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, showed off its differently styled poly wood chairs that are made from recycled materials. The company has a goal to reduce the amount of plastic entering oceans from Canada by 75% before 2025.
Flexsteel quietly debuted its higher-end outdoor line at the Casual Market, and it will officially launch next year. With a modern look and high-quality materials, the Dubuque, Iowa-based company aims to offer affordable yet stylish products.
Taking inspiration from a 1966 collection in its catalog, Telescope Casual Furniture, based in Granville, New York, introduced the Wells collection, which has retro style with turned legs and removable cushions.