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New products and trends to be unveiled at Casual Market

The 2011 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market returns to Chicago's Merchandise Mart, Monday, Sept. 12 through Thursday, Sept. 15.

A four-day trade show that provides retailers with a comprehensive selection of outdoor and casual living offerings, the Casual Market houses a host of new products that exemplify the latest trends in the casual marketplace.

Below is the text of a press release from the International Casual Furnishings & Accessories Market describing some of the new products that will be on display:


+ Direct Pacific Adv. Co. Ltd offers Rosa Planters, a multi-material manufacturer of planters and containers. The company produces ceramic, glaze, terra-cotta, light cement, ironstone, fiberstone, natural woven, garden ornaments, fountains and zinc containers. They can minimize purchase commitments while maximizing the range for product offering. With Rosa you have range, diversity, commitment to quality, high style and versatility while providing you with direct factory prices.

+ Elaine Smith created the first and only line of outdoor luxury pillows. Rich in color, lavish in detail, and of course impervious to the elements.

+ Merritt International introduces the Butterfly Garden, the new melamine collection by artist Sue Zipkin. Colorful and vibrant butterflies add fun to your outdoor table. Made of break-resistant melamine.

+ Merritt International introduces Wines of Europe, sophisticated and elegant wine designs with subtle cork borders evoke an old world European wine collection. Unbreakable wine glasses.

+ Tervis Tumblers keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold and are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Tervis Tumblers are the go-to drink ware you've loved since 1946. We continue to uphold the same features and benefits that make Tervis the brand you can count on. Tervis offers thousands of designs including our Fiesta inspired designs perfect for any party, indoors or out.

+ Trans-Ocean Import Co.'s Placemats in Zebra Amber and Black are from Liora Manne and feature the LAMONTAGETM process, which combines hand layering of fibers with high tech finishing creating a durable placemat that is UV stabilized. The placemat is suitable for outdoor use, antimicrobial treated and extremely durable and easy to clean.

Alternative table tops

+ Berlin Gardens Garden Classic Collection 44"x72" table with 6 chairs in counter height.This set is featured in a weatherwood on chocolate brown. This HDPE Dining Set is made from recycled plastics, primarily milk jugs, and feature an impressive 20 year residential warranty.


+ Hearthland Products introduces the Memphis Fire Grill, a high temperature grill smoker, convection oven and pizza oven all in one made in the USA. Sear a steak at 650 degrees, low-n-slow smoke ribs or even bake a pie. The Memphis features great flavors of wood pellets and the ultimate in convenience with our exclusive one-touch Intelligent Temperature control system. At the touch of a button, the ITC sets and maintains temperatures from 180 to 650 degrees. Stainless steel, dual wall insulated, convection cooking system. Three models to choose from.

Cast metal

+ The Lucerne Collection from Pride Family Brands includes a wrought aluminum construction of fresh curving and curling back and arm design elements. Lucerne's attraction is not only in price point, but overall design as well.


+ Maremar Hammocks feature Large Cotton Hammock with wooden spreader bar and decorated fringe. Shown in Natural, dark green and navy blue cotton thread.

Outdoor bars

+ Unique Arts, LLC's Melon Bar Set is crafted from FSC Certified Maidenii Eucalyptus, a high-density tropical wood, which provides extreme durability in the most miserable of conditions. The set requires minimal maintenance and without any maintenance a rich silvery patina develops on your piece. Light sanding or application of teak oil annually will maintain the original honey brown color.

Outdoor flooring

+ Couristan's weather-resistant Outdoor Escape Collection includes a selection of whimsical outdoor/indoor area rug designs in a unique hand-hooked construction. Perfect for the ultimate beach-themed space, the new ‘Barnegat Bay' rug showcases a large-scale pattern of multi-colored seashells set against a neutral sand-hued background.The ‘Fresh Citrus' rug is great way to add a splash of color and refresh the look of any outdoor oasis. A hand-hooked construction brings a unique artisan-crafted appeal to the 100% Fiber-Enhanced CourtronTM Polypropylene construction.

+ Designed to dress up today's versatile entertaining spaces, Couristan's new ‘Sundial' rug features an intricate tiled motif that adds unique flair to floors both inside and outside the home.Power-loomed of 100% CourtronTM Polypropylene, the flat woven surface is mold and mildew resistant and UV stabilized to retain its color.

+ Tropicana from The Rug Market America Resort Collection is hooked constructed of polypropylene-acrylic yarns providing durability and colorfastness for outdoors. The Art Deco inspired design incorporates oversized palm leaves and tropical flowers in a fresh blue and white coloration.

+ Trans-Ocean Import Co.'s Coral Reef Water Rug from Liora Manne features the LAMONTAGETM process, which combines hand layering of fibers with high tech finishing creating a durable rug that is UV stabilized. The rug is suitable for outdoor use, antimicrobial treated and extremely durable and easy to clean.

Outdoor hearth and heating products

+ Black and Stone now offers VioFlame patio tables that use their new round and square patio burners in portable, conversation size tables. There is no propane tank or fixed gas line. The tables are completely portable and the bio-ethanol fuel burns so clean it may be brought indoors. These burners may be decorated with fire glass and feature a holder for the burner that doubles as an ice bucket in the center of the table when beverages take priority over the fire. The long-lasting yellow flames create a splendid focal point anywhere in your outdoor space.

+ Black and Stone's Round and Square patio burners may be installed in any non-combustible surface and decorated with fire glass. Put beautiful flames anywhere on your patio without an unsightly propane tank or fixed natural gas line. These burners feature beautiful yellow flames that last for 4 hours and burn with clean-burning bio-ethanol - a green product. The burner sits in a stainless steel container that is ideal for use as an ice bucket when using the burner. The best way to bring fire to your outdoor room.

+ Designing Fire, Inc. presents the stunning "absolutely black" granite table to the Oriflamme Fire Table collection this season. The absolute black granite enhances, compliments and makes colors "pop" in your outdoor room.

+ The Outdoor GreatRoom Company introduces the InspirationTM - the World's First UL Listed Gel Fueled Fireplace. This product can be installed in virtually any room in the home, apartment or condo. Installing is as easy as hanging a picture and since this is fueled with Gel Fuel there are no gas or electrical lines required. You can install in less than 10 minutes and at a fraction of the cost of a wood or gas fireplace!

+ The Outdoor GreatRoom Company introduces the IntrigueTM-- this Gas Fueled product using Venturi Technology (either LP or Natural Gas) is designed to fit in the Umbrella hole of a Patio Table (shown using a 1 pound LP Tank below table Top) Since this can be operated for nearly 4-6 hours on a single LP tank ( 1 pound ) a complete dinner with a beautiful Swirling Flame that will make outdoor entertaining and dining a whole new experience!

Outdoor lighting

+ Caframo introduces JOI - powered by Thermologi, a revolutionary new lighting centerpiecefor the outdoor living environment. Combining style with patented thermoelectric technology, the JOI light magically transforms the energy of a simple tealight into enough light to illuminate the entire outdoor dining table. No batteries, cords or solar hassles. Joi brings light to where there has never been light before. - Patent Pending

+ Dayva International's patented Umbrella Light Bars add a new dimension to umbrella lighting. They offer a Battery pack (3 D Cell lasts 120 hours continuously), on and off switch, 4 clear plastic covered light bars that attach to the lower ribs of the umbrella easily with double faced tape. The Umbrella Light Bars are the third generation of Dayva's Umbrella Lighting products.

+ Sterling, Inc.'s LED Blossom Trees range in height from 16 inches to 10 feet and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

+ Unique Arts, LLC introduces the Solar Rain Chain.We took the everyday rain chain, and turned it into a polypropylene (hard plastic, resistant to the elements). Incorporate with the solar LED string lights, and we have a solar light rain chain. A great accent to any household.

Pool and spa accessories

+ Dimension One Spas introduces Elemental Canvas. Many people want a hot tub for their backyard, but for most people, traditional hot tub colors and textures don't fit in with their home and patio furniture. Elemental Canvas changes this with its paintable exterior, allowing homeowners to match their hot tub to their exacting tastes. Designed to break the paradigm of hot tub design, Elemental utilizes patio-appropriate colors and textures to create a spa that can match virtually any backyard. Understated and stylish, Elemental uses softened geometry and artisan details to create the ultimate accent for your backyard oasis.


+ American Home & Patio's Andrew collection - available as a modular sectional and as a living group. Woven in black leather-look resin with stainless steel legs.

+ American Home & Patio's Allison Living group comes woven in black leather-look resin with polywood arms on stainless steel legs.

+ American Home & Patio's Esplana Living group comes woven in brushed charcoal ash round wicker resin. This collection is a deep seating, cube-style design on a power coated aluminum frame.

+ American Home & Patio's Sara collection - available as a modular sectional and as a living group. Woven in brushed charcoal ash.

+ New for 2012, Ebel Inc.'s Dreux Daybed is the epitome of relaxation. Available in Driftwood and Chestnut weaving, this grouping includes a matching ottoman and canopy, as well as a full selection of seating and dining pieces to go with it.

+ Iconic in its styling, Gloster's Pacific collection mixes espresso colored wicker with rich dark stained mahogany and gently contrasting fabrics. Wedge shaped arms and tapered legs add to the vintage feel of a deep seating range.

+ Gloster's Sunset Collection features a curvaceous and deeply inviting selection of outdoor wicker seating. Sunset's 1960s inspired form is created with round shaped, willow colored fibers woven over shapely aluminum frames.

+ Seasonal Living introduces the Halo collection, created by noted designer Louis A. Lara. The Halo Collection presents an updated application in woven furniture that is at home in both residential and commercial environments, both indoors and outdoors. The seating silhouette is comprised of a floating woven backrest that appears to hover like a ‘halo' around a simple upholstered seat. The frame is supported by contemporary stainless steel legs and complimented by loose pillows for lumbar support. The seat cushion and pillows can be covered in the same or contrasting synthetic woven fabrics. The collection features a lounge chair, sofa, loveseat and various ottomans with a unique flip-top design that allows them to be easily converted to low matching tables

+ Seasonal Living's Kaleidoscope collection of modular seating components provides a limitless range of multi-functional configurations, highlighted by a rainbow of colorful fabric covers from Sunbrella and highly engineered quick-dry foam interiors. Fitted slipcovers allow flexibility for changing from casual to formal looks, as well as designing a personal kaleidoscope of fabrics for a fresh approach to a playpen lounge group made up from corner chairs, armless chairs and ottomans.

+ Steve & James' stylish and sleek Michael Sunlounger offers clean line's that evoke the luxury of a cruise ship's poolside deck. Commercial - grade all aluminum frames, handwoven faux rattan, and adjustable back allow you to kick back in style.

+ This British Colonial style lounge chair features double woven Summer Classics N-Dura Resin in an intricate cane weave pattern; over an aluminum tubing frame, powder coated in Summer Classics Mahogany finish.


+ Inspired by eighteenth-century design, the new Chippendale Dining Chair by Poly-Wood features the fine, intricate details of the classic Chippendale style. Also available in dining, counter and bar height.

+ NARDI/S.I.T.INC's ARIA is a breath of fresh air in the garden! Made of 100% polypropylene resin with a weather-friendly cushion in Italy, Aria will breathe new life into your customers' outdoor spaces. Aria is available in white, red, brown, and tobacco and will be seen for the first time in the US at the Casual Market!


+ Berlin Gardens Comfo-Back Adirondack Chairs in tropical colors that are made from (HDPE) Poly Lumber. These chairs are virtually maintenance free and can be left outside in any weather condition. These HDPE chairs are made from recycled plastics, mostly milk jugs, and feature an impressive 20 year residential warranty.

+ Century Furniture's Maison Jardin captures the graceful and timeless magic of Provence with its classically styled cast and extruded aluminum framework and spiral volute and buckle details. Naturally distressed and curved teak wood slats further enhance its understated yet elegant appearance, while its vintage colors and French motif fabrics distinguish this quintessential garden furniture from Richard Frinier and Century Leisure.

+ Gloster's simple yet elegant ‘cross' signature of the new Roma collection can trace its heritage as far back as Roman times. Available in Crystal White or Gunmetal, Roma combines practical, fully welded powder coated frames with tactile table tops in either slatted aluminum or innovative, synthetic wood.

+ LafumaTranslounge XL + features an adjustable headrest and an extremely comfortable relaxation position. It is easily foldable for storage with an HLE tube steel frame.

+ Both sling and cushion versions of URComfort are offered in Tropitone's most popular design frames, Montreux and Lakeside. The URComfort designs include traditional single-layer slings, double-layer Duplex slings and elegant new padded slings.


+ Fishtales' 6ft high Lifeguard Chair is made out of Mahogany wood and painted with an automotive paint for durability.

+ Fishtales' 36 inch Round Bar High Table with 2 different style Bar Stools come with a fish theme. All of the Bar Stools come in 5 different colors.

+ Gloster's Cape collection brings classic contemporary styling to outdoor dining, living and relaxing. Solid and inviting, its soft curves, tapered legs and smooth contouring bring a distinctly nautical feel to this teak dining and modular deep seating collection.

+ Gloster's Rye collection presents a clean, crisp and affordable option for chic dining. Crafted out of solid teak, its subtle design features give it a fresh minimal edge through horizontal slatted seats with beveled edges. Multi-stackable functionality, allowing chairs with arms to be placed on top of those without.

+ Groovystuff introduces the Deschutes Bench inspired by the Groovystuff University design cooperative with the Industrial Design Department at ASU. The Deschutes Bench showcases the beauty of raw teak through contemporary rustic design through the eyes of Gen X and Gen Y. The Deschutes Bench is manufactured using reclaimed I-Beams and outdoor teak flooring in contrasting elements to add an enriching, timeless piece for any setting inside or outside your luxury home.

+ tag's (Trade Associates Group, Ltd.) Folding Furniture is crafted of keuring wood, a sustainable hardwood found in Southeast Asia. The stain is lightly tinted to assure minimal fading when used outdoors. Folding chair back is beveled for extra comfort. Table adjusts to two convenient heights. Collection includes folding chair, folding table and campaign chair.

+ tag's (Trade Associates Group, Ltd.)Vintage Glass Jar Drink Dispenser is a hand blown green bubble glass. Lid includes rubber gasket seal to maintain freshness. One of tag's most popular casual living items because its unique styling allows it to fit in the refrigerator so beverages are chilled when ready to be brought out onto the deck or patio.

Wrought iron/aluminum

+ The Cimarron Spring Lounge combines clean lines with equestrian detailing. Innovatively constructed with a solid and tubular wrought iron frame, high carbon steel spring base, finished in Summer Classics Ancient Earth.

+ Zuo Modern's Copacabana Bean Bag features UV treated Polyester fabric and has a polyfoam microbead filling. The frame is powder coated reinforced aluminum frame. The cushions attaches via zipper unit while the frame attaches via locking tab unit. The cushions can be used as a floatation seating in the pool.


+ Direct Pacific Adv. Co. Ltd.'shigh efficiency Battery Operated LED Lighted Door Wreaths are an ideal decoration. Each wreath is powered by two D cell batteries which lights up your wreath for 6 hours and turns itself off and repeats the cycle for 65 days. It's so easy- just set it and forget it.

+ Direct Pacific Adv. Co. Ltd offers Formosa Tools, the Pacific Rim's premier garden tool manufacturer for all your gardening needs. We offer a line of garden tools for every budget and price target. Warranties from lifetime to one year.

+ The Marina Collection from Summer Classics features hand tied Sunbrella Rope, an Aluminum Tubing frame with a mahogany finish, and a Sunbrella sling back. The Sunbrella Rope used in this collection is a Summer Classics exclusive.

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