Outdoor Furniture

The right outdoor furniture can transform a space. This section details the latest designs in outdoor furniture and features our favorite pieces.

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Photo: Design Center at Merchandise Mart

Outdoor Design Conference Coming to Chicago in March

In recent years, the line between indoor and outdoor living has blurred. It used to be that these two areas never crossed paths, and they rarely shared the same design styles. Interiors mattered most…

Mariah Maydew to Chair ICFA Retail Council

Mariah Maydew, President of Fruehauf’s Patio and Garden in Boulder, CO, is serving as the 2019 Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association (IFCA) Retail Council following four years as…

Fashion Group International Reveals Rising Star Awards Finalists

Fashion Group International today announced the finalists for their prestigious 2019 Rising Star Awards which opens with a keynote address by fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger. Charles Pavarini III’s The…

Napa Home & Garden Roots Grow New Blooms

A visit to the Napa Home & Garden showroom at this market will reveal the company’s return to the garden where KC and Jerry Cunningham started their business.  The new Weathered Garden line…
OW Lee Basso fire bowl
OW Lee showed their new Basso fire bowl with Pacifica motion chairs.

Casual Market 2018 Recap

No matter where they call home, consumers want to spend more time outdoors. And why not? With casual living so embedded in the mainstream that it has become a lifestyle, sitting down for a quiet…
Rory Rehmert Scott Stachowiski
Castelle Senior VP Sales, Rory Rehmert congratulates Scott Stachowiski, the recipient of the Rep of the Year Award.

Castelle Recognizes Independent Sales Team Members with Annual Awards

During the 2018 Casual Market Chicago, Castelle presented its Independent Representative Awards to individual members within the company’s independent territory management team. The President’s…

Erik Qualman to Give Keynote Address at ICFA's Educational Conference

Acclaimed marketing expert Erik Qualman will share insights on digital trends and leadership in the opening keynote address at the International Casual Furnishings Association’s (ICFA) third…

Idea Board: Outdoor Living

Coast to Coast Modern and punchy outdoor products are making waves, giving us contemporary coastal vibes.   The Lapis table by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues for LINK Outdoor was inspired by the…

ICFA Announces 2018 Sales Rep of the Year Finalists

The International Casual Furnishings Assn. has announced the finalists for the 2018 Sales Representative of the Year. The award recognizes an outstanding sales representative within the casual…

Casual Market Chicago 2018 Preview

Held in the Merchandise Mart Sept. 25-28, this year’s show is the place to be to scout new intros for outdoor and casual spaces. In creating the Knot lounge chair, designers at Janus et Cie used a…