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Design Curves

 

AN INCREASING number of outdoor furniture designers are incorporating round shapes and curves into their latest pieces, a departure from the more linear looks of the past few years. The effect is relaxed and inviting.

The Shangri-La Circular Backless Bench from Laneventure is an essential garden and outdoor accent to encircle a loving tree, plant or other architectural feature. The cushion is available in any of the hundreds of Weather Master fabrics. Showroom 1544
 

Shangri-La
Pride Family Brands

The Veranda Collection from Pride Family Brands features decorative arches accented with rivets in the side and back profiles. Baluster-style arm and leg supports feature cast detailing. Weather-resistant oversized cushions are used in deep and dining pieces. Showroom 1747
 

The Del Mar Bar Height Fire Pit Table by California Outdoor Concepts invites guests to ‘belly up to the bar.' The newest table in the Del Mar Series, the bar features a sleek base of cast resin complemented by curvy wrought aluminum that reaches to meet polished granite. Choices include four granite and four base colors plus accessories to grill or chill the day away. Booth 8-2012  

Fire Pit Table
OW Lee

The Trazo tabletop from OW Lee is made by American artisans using an intensive 20-step process. This beautiful and durable concrete and stone aggregate top offers a look unmatched by any other outdoor tabletop surface. Each piece is crafted by hand from one solid surface. Nothing is mortared or glued into position. Showroom 1786

Colva from Zuo Modern features a UV-treated synthetic weave with a reinforced interior aluminum tube frame. Cushions are constructed of water-resistant covers and foam. Booth 8-3062

Zuo Modern
Domitalia

From Domitalia, the Baba outdoor armchair is inspired by the curvy shape of ancient amphora jars used by Greeks and Romans. It is suited to classic settings when paired with neutral finishes, but fits well with young consumers when finished in bright colors like orange, red, fuchsia, green and gray-blue. A smaller version, Baba Jr., appears in white, orange, red, fuchsia and green. The Omnia side table comes with a white cushion or with a white glass or high-pressure laminate top. Booth 8-1059

With a graceful curved silhouette, the Lazy Gigi lounge chair from JANUS et Cie has a rich, woven texture fashioned from resin-infused kraft paper twisted around a galvanized steel wire. The woven fiber provides a smooth finish that, unlike wicker rattan, will not bend, distort or crack over time. Showroom 1876

Gigi lounge
Ebel

Ebel's Salerna crescent sofa, with 48" round ottoman, shows off the inviting style of this aluminum group, one of Ebel's four new collections for 2011. The collection includes seating and dining options. Showroom 15-121

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