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Patio Sets, Chairs, Dining Sets and More
How do you distinguish one brand of outdoor patio furniture from another? Years in production? Materials? Popularity? Price? We've compiled a handy guide to the top brands, companies and manufacturers in outdoor furniture. This allows you to explore each company's website to learn more about the latest collections, other products, and where you can buy them. Most of the sites include information on registration, returns, warranties, care, and maintenance.
The brands featured can usually be found at patio and garden retailers or online and are more of the high-end products that are built to last, provided you follow instructions for care and storage off season. In the industry, products are known as casual furniture and can be used for both indoors and outdoors. Some consumers like to use outdoor furniture inside because it's made with materials that are sturdy and built to last, including stain-resistant fabrics. Something to consider if you have children at home who are as neat and tidy as most normal kids.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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About: The company makes outdoor furniture and dining sets, along with fire pits and tables.
Pictured: The Capri deep seating collection includes a loveseat, two matching accent chairs and coffee table, made with a hand-woven, distressed wicker on rust-free aluminum frames. Neutral-colored cushions are made of Sunbrella weather-resistant fabric.
Headquarters: Virginia Beach, VirginiaContinue to 3 of 17 below.
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Brand: Braxton Culler
About: Founded in 1975, Braxton Culler is known for its wicker and rattan indoor and outdoor furniture, along with other pieces for every room in the house.
Pictured: Swivel rockers and a round table from the Brighton Pointe collection.
Headquarters: Sophia, North CarolinaContinue to 4 of 17 below.
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Brand: Brown Jordan
About: Pasadena, California, seems to be where at least a few of the big names in outdoor patio furniture got their start. Think about it: the sunny climate, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, it was a winter destination for wealthy easterners in the early 1900s. Brown Jordan began in 1945 by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan in Pasadena. The first pieces were made of tubular aluminum and vinyl lace and referred to as "leisure" furniture. Today, the company has features dozens of collections in a range of design styles and material for residential and contract environments.
Pictured: The company joined forces with designer Michael Berman to create an elegant metal dining and lounge collection reminiscent of the Hollywood Regency style.
Headquarters: St. Augustine, FloridaContinue to 5 of 17 below.
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Brand: Cast Classics
About: Started by a father and his sons in Southern California in the early 1990s, Cast Classics makes cast-aluminum and wicker-finish outdoor furniture. In addition to patio furniture, the company makes umbrella bases, carts, and bars.
Pictured: The Sutton set was Inspired by Mid-century modern designs. It combines hand-forged aluminum frames with hand-woven synthetic wicker. Supports are curved at the lower back to create a seat that almost feels like sitting in a racecar. Deep seating pieces are generously proportioned, yet a bit lower to the ground, respecting the Midcentury sensibility of the collection.
Headquarters: Ridgefield, New JerseyContinue to 6 of 17 below.
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About: For more than 40 years, Castelle has been making high-quality outdoor furnishings from intricate aluminum castings or extrusions and artisan-applied antiquing to all-weather pillows and cushions.
Pictured: Castelle's Ventura collection features a crossed-line design used in the leg and back details for a modern look. Lounge and dining pieces feature multi-stage powder-coat finishing and option artisan-applied antiquing.
Headquarters: Fort Lauderdale, FloridaContinue to 7 of 17 below.
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About: Founded in 1988, Ebel Inc. produces aluminum and all-weather wicker that is 100 percent recyclable. In 2008, Ebel partnered with Trees for the Future and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Pictured: Pieces from the Calais collection, which offers clean, modern lines and a tight weave. Numerous pieces include a wingback chair, fire tables, ottomon, swivel chair, sofa, and club chairs.
Headquarters: Jacksonville, FloridaContinue to 8 of 17 below.
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Brand: Hanamint. Also Alu-Mont and formerly Casa Casual
About: Established in 1993, Hanamint makes outdoor furniture in a variety of metal finishes. Pieces include dining and deep seating sets, fire pits and accessories.
Pictured: The Mayfair deep seating set.
Headquarters: Greensboro, North CarolinaContinue to 9 of 17 below.
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Brand: Lloyd Flanders
About: The company got its start in 1906 when Marshall B. Lloyd opened the Lloyd Manufacturing Company in Menominee, Michigan. There, Lloyd invented a unique process for making fine woven furniture, which became Lloyd Loom. In 1982, Don and Dudley Flanders bought Lloyd Manufacturing from Heywood-Wakefield to form Lloyd Flanders and started making contemporary loom furniture durable for outdoor use.
Pictured: The Macknac collection features an open weave design made of premium Polyethylene woven materials and deep-seated comfort. Its nautical-style teak table tops were sustainably harvested from Brazilian teak trees and "antiqued" for a gray finish, which lasts longer than the dark brown teak color. Pieces in the collection include cocktail tables, umbrella tables, swivel chairs, stools, dining sets and sofas.
Headquarters: Menominee, MichiganContinue to 10 of 17 below.
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What: Mallin Casual Furniture, a division of the Minson Corporation
About: For more than 50 years, Mallin has produced outdoor furniture constructed of heavy-gauge tubular, extruded or solid aluminum frames and polyester powder-coated finishes. Furniture includes club chairs, chaises, dining sets, sofas, fire pits and bar carts.
Pictured: The Georgetown Cushion collection features contemporary pieces like a deep-seating sofa, love seat, club chair, swivel chair and dining chairs.
Headquarters: Montebello, CaliforniaContinue to 11 of 17 below.
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About: The company began in the early 20th century when B.M. Meadow founded the Birmingham Ornamental Iron Co. in Birmingham, Alabama. During World War II, the company starting producing a line of metal furniture. By the 1950s, the company was the third-ranked wrought iron furniture company in the United States. The company continues to grow, and in the outdoor market offers dining groups composed of action chairs, stack chairs, dining tables, bistro groups, and accent tables, chaises, gliders, bakers' racks, and tea carts, cushions and umbrellas; and garden products.
Pictured: The vintage-inspired Athens collection includes chaise with swing-out arm, a club swivel rocker, loveseat, sofa, cuddle chair and cocktail ottoman.
Headquarters: Wadley, AlabamaContinue to 12 of 17 below.
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Brand: O.W. Lee
About: In 1947, Oddist W. Lee established a company in Pasadena, California, starting out as a wrought-iron gate company for luxury homes in the area. Local patio furniture dealers requested that Lee make high-end outdoor furniture. In 1954, the OW Lee Companywas incorporated. Still family owned and operated, OW Lee makes its outdoor patio furniture from carbon and galvanized steel and alloy aluminum. Each furniture piece receives a hand-applied zinc-rich epoxy primer and a top coating of durable polyurethane powder.
Pictured: The Hyde Park collection is a modern take on Victorian garden furniture, designed to look good, be completely modular and comfortable. Made of wrought aluminum
Headquarters: Ontario, CaliforniaContinue to 13 of 17 below.
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Brand: Telescope Casual
About: Since 1903, the company has been making outdoor furniture. The first pieces were for camping and featured telescoping aluminum legs. Today, the family-run business
Pictured: The Lake Shore wicker collection includes a swivel chair, sofa, loveseat and two tables with tempered-glass overlays.
Headquarters: Granville, New YorkContinue to 14 of 17 below.
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Brand: Tommy Bahama Outdoor
About: To clear things up, if you ever meet a suave, debonair guy at a tiki bar named Tommy Bahama and he tells you he owns the lifestyle brand of clothing, furniture and restaurants, be wary. There is no actual guy named Tommy Bahama. Or, if there is, he doesn't own this company. Tommyiestyle brand. The name 175 all-weather performance fabrics with the same soft hand, rich colors and vibrant patterns as our indoor upholstery, complete with trims, fringes and designer options. Every item is handcrafted, featuring artisan finishes that will dare you to distinguish outdoor designs from fine indoor furniture.
Pictured: The Misty Garden collection features an ivory finish and French botanical styling. Pieces are created in cast aluminum and feature a classic quatrefoil pattern with custom porcelain tops. Among pieces in the collection are dining, deep seating and a variety of tables.
Headquarters: High Point, North CarolinaContinue to 15 of 17 below.
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About: In 1954, retired engineer M. Baker moved to Sarasota, Florida, where he bought a small, local company - the Sarasota Redwood Furniture Company. Experienced with aluminum from working in the aircraft industry, Baker switched from redwood to welded aluminum for his outdoor furniture construction. He renamed the company Tropitone. Now located in Florida and California, Tropitone collaborates with fabric designers to select continuously-updated line of more than 200 outdoor fabrics. All fabrics have been rigorously tested for durability and weather resistance.
Pictured: Inspired by exotic resorts, the Cabana Club Modular collection features aluminum framing and durable fabrics in a variety of finishes and styles.
Headquarters: Irvine, CaliforniaContinue to 16 of 17 below.
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About: Since 1975, the company has specialized in quick-ship special orders. Each year, Winston offers approximately 30 collections in a dozen finishes and more than 500 fabrics. Products include outdoor deep seating and dining sets, chaise lounges, fire pits, umbrellas, throw pillows, and balcony chairs.
Pictured: The Sloane Square Cushion deep seating set features an extruded aluminum frame with cast aluminum details. Cushions feature pillow backs and lumbar support. Welting fabric (piping along edge of cushion) can be ordered in a coordinating or contrasting fabric.
Headquarters: Haleyville, AlabamaContinue to 17 of 17 below.
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About: In 1866, Lyman Woodard founded his namesake furniture company. In the 1930s, the Woodard family developed the first collection of hand-crafted wrought iron furniture. This led to outdoor furniture made from other materials, like cast and tubular aluminum. Today, Woodard offers a variety of products made from wrought iron, aluminum and all-season wicker.
Pictured: Imprint is a collection that includes a loveseat, ottoman, lounge chair, and tables with glass tops.
Headquarters: Coppell, Texas