Outdoor furniture or garden furniture dates back centuries, in fact five millennia as pieces have been discovered in the gardens of Pompeii and in the ruins of ancient Egypt. As history shows, humans have long shown an affinity for being comfortable while they relax outdoors. As a result patio furniture has become a large market with many clamoring to get in on all the fun of design and fabrication. Over the years, a few outdoor furniture manufactures have separated themselves from the rest of the crowd.
Agio – Fine Outdoor Furnishings
“Leisure” is literally at the root of everything Agio represents. Taking their company name from the Italian word for leisure, Agio is often on the forefront of trendsetting design. For over two decades Agio has been a leader in aluminum furniture and is the proud owner of two of our most popular collections. Our customers have come to love both the Heritage and the Majorca collections as they put an emphasis on value without compromising design or comfort. Be on the lookout for more great Agio aluminum collections that will soon be coming to todayspatio.com, the Carerra sling and Carerra cushion collections and the Colonnade collection.
Hanamint – Outdoor Furniture
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Hanamint has quickly risen to the top of the outdoor furniture market behind ornate cast aluminum designs. Owners of several patio furniture patents, Hanamint has made a name for themselves with their ability to marry beautiful design with durability. Hanamint offers a ten-year frame warranty on all collections as a small token to their belief in each and every product they manufacture. We currently feature six of their cast aluminum collections and for more information please view a detailed write up of the Hanamint Grand Tuscany collection.
Mallin – Casual Furniture
Nearing 60 years of casual furniture excellence, Mallin is dedicated to elevating the quality of outdoor living. Mallin’s ingenuity is on full display with both their beautiful sling furniture and plush deep seating collections. Masters of unrelenting comfort their cushioned furniture is a favorite amongst our customers. The Atlantis, Volare, Salisbury, Canyon and Ellington collections all feature thick cushions on a sturdy and stylish rust proof aluminum frame. The high back and lumbar support of their sling furniture makes it comfortable for people of all shapes and sizes and has the same appealing curved aluminum frame as their cushioned furniture.
Woodard – Patio Furniture
Perhaps one of the oldest outdoor furniture manufactures today, Woodard’s traditions go back generations to over a 140 years! They still employ some of the same age-old hand forming techniques the company has used for generations as well the latest in high-tech manufacturing. A rarity in the business they are one of the few patio furniture makers that uses aluminum, wrought iron and wicker for their designs. Whichever medium or material they use they succeed in creating a wide variety of designs that are sometimes exotic, contemporary or classic. There’s something to be said about a company that has flourished for nearly a century and a half. For a more detailed reading of their methods see how Woodard builds upon their rich history.
Erwin and Sons – Casual Home Furnishings
Based out of Georgia this diverse manufacture makes a lot more than just outdoor furniture. Erwin and Sons product lines include indoor rattan furniture, bathroom vanities and some of the finest all-weather wicker patio furniture. A company that prides itself on coming up with new concepts and products, they continually review their production process to ensure they only create products of superior quality. Their wicker Breathe collection is amongst our best sellers and features a unique multi-weave design with thick Sunbrella cushions.
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