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McGuire introduces the Barbara Barry Outdoor Collection

Barbara BarryThe Cab lounge chair
SAN FRANCISCO - McGuire Furniture has introduced a new outdoor collection by Barbara Barry, available to ship this month. The 15 pieces of the Barbara Barry Outdoor Collection were designed with comfort in mind, with "every design detail well-considered, the handcraftsmanship meticulously executed," a press release states.

Barry was inspired by simplicity, craftsmanship and strength of material. She brings contemporary shapes and materials to McGuire's existing outdoor collections, while McGuire "elevates the design with the handcraftsmanship for which they are known."

"This new collection is a more modern approach than the (2011) Bowmont Collection which was streamlined 1940s," Barry said. "This collection is pared down to exquisitely simple forms, making it easy to specify and timeless."

Barbara BarryThe Communal Extension dining table
With the new collection, Barbara Barry and McGuire collaborated to create simple and comfortable shapes that are contemporary and easy to live with. In keeping with the contemporary shapes and mandate of "indoor" comfort, the collection has a lower sit and the cushions feature indoor materials and construction wrapped in an internal waterproof/mold-resistant casing. Barry was also inspired by the color of the trunks of palm trees, a soft taupe that blends into its outdoor surroundings no matter the location.

"As always, McGuire is a great partner because of their commitment to quality," Barry said. "This collection is made from durable woven resin fiber, teak and powder-coated aluminum frames, colored in a lovely neutral ‘bark' taupe. The pieces are long-lasting, easy to care for - and extremely comfortable. We worked a lot on the ‘sit' of each piece to get just the right amount of support and comfort. It feels as good as the best indoor furniture."

Barbara BarryThe Harbor chaise
The seating and occasional tables are available in Driftwood finish. Driftwood, which debuted in spring 2011 with the Bowmont Collection, is a weather-worn gray that feels easily at home in any outdoor space; a true neutral that works with all McGuire outdoor collections.

The design vocabulary is simple yet striking, articulated by the Plateau lounge pieces and Cab seating. The Plateau lounge pieces, as well as the Harbor chaise, feature low profiles, architectural shapes, solid woven resin in a basketweave pattern and loose cushions. The Cab dining and lounge chairs are curved and inviting, enveloping and dramatic with cut-out arms that create a graphic presence.

The versatile Communal Extension dining table is a go-anywhere piece that comfortably seats six without extension leaves at 91" and up to 10 fully extended at 121"; the top effortlessly glides open on aluminum channels, where the two leaves can easily store out-of-sight. This table was designed to withstand the elements, but would also look right at home in any indoor dining space. Available in Natural or Weathered Teak top; interchangeable with Driftwood or Java Bronze powder-coated aluminum base.

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