Jesse Burkhart -- Casual Living, May 6, 2011
Las Vegas plays host this month to the National Hardware Show and the Hospitality Design Expo, where buyers and specifiers will find numerous introductions spread over several product categories. Sleek lines and modern shapes are trending as outdoor furnishings yield a next-generation quality.
TELESCOPE CASUAL FURNITURE The Fortis Sling Collection showcases an armchair ideal for balcony and café settings along with a lay-flat chaise that features heavy-duty skid plates for added durability.
BLUWORLD HOMELEMENTS Standing 15 inches high, the Large Moonshadow tabletop fountain features a slate panel hanging from a sierra powder-coated frame.
GLOSTER Blending rustic styling with modern functionality, the Havana modular collection is woven of Havana wicker with angular seat and back cushions.
KENYON Made in the United States, the Revolution All Seasons grill allows for flameless and smokeless cooking with the safety of electric grilling.
THE COMPANION GROUP PitMitt is woven of 100% aramid on the outside with a soft cotton-blend lining that can withstand temperatures up to 475 degrees. It is reversible for use on the left or right hand and has a silicone-textured surface for improved grip.
ZUO MODERN The Delight chair, available in black or white, is made of polycarbonate with UV protection suitable for direct sun exposure.
NAPOLEON GOURMET GRILLS Heating up to 31,000 Btus for commercial or residential application, the Bellagio offers a 360-degree view of a natural flame that glows up to 4 feet.
ANACARA The woven Pacifica lounge chair and ottoman are part of the Atlantis Collection that includes stackable dining chairs and chaises.
THE HAMMOCKSOURCE A plush center of polyester fiberfill batting is sandwiched betweened two layers of all-weather, solution-dyed fabric in this Original Pawleys Island Regency Sand quilted hammock
CAFRAMO LIMITED Combining style with patent-pending thermoelectric technology, the JOI light uses the energy of a candle tea light to illuminate an entire outdoor dining table.
PHIFER Phifertex Outdoor Fabrics offers a new sling line infused with Microban antimicrobial product protection.
TORRANS MANUFACTURING COMPANY A double glider with original shellback design is the latest addition to the Parklane line.
EXHART The Anywhere LED Cherry Blossom Tree offers bendable branches in a host of color options.
COURISTAN Sundial, the Five Seasons Collection, showcases an intricately tiled motif and 100% Courtron polypropylene construction.
NAPA HOME & GARDEN The contemporary Terrazzo Firelites are finished in black and come in 12-, 32- and 40-inch tower sizes.
SHADEMAKER The Orion is a sturdy side-post featuring mast and boom styling, 360-degree rotation and a canopy structure that easily disconnects for storage.
AEI CORPORATION The H40 grill pairs commercial-quality cast-iron constructed burners and cooking grid with a Fire Maxx ignition system.
CALIFORNIA UMBRELLA Using a resilient fiberglass rib system, the Traditional Patio Umbrella from California Umbrella offers abundant shade with its spacious 9-ft. canopy.
INFRATECH Sleek and streamlined, Slimline heaters incorporate an electric quartz heating element to produce safe infrared energy.
ITT FLOW CONTROL AquaCharge is suited for a wide range of home applications such as clogged sink, toilet and wet basement drains and routine hot tub cleanings.
BIRD BRAIN The eco-friendly Tropic of Fire Bamboo Torch Collection includes tabletop options and 60- inch torch assortments in a variety of bright and natural colors.
FIBERBUILT The Riva umbrella is a heavy-duty, one-piece pole that measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter and is available in several sizes.
HOMECREST The Pneumatic chaise, a new addition to the Havenhill Collection, features a pneumatic lever that allows for easy adjustment with the push of a button.
LITTLE GRIDDLE INNOVATIONS Fueling the kettle-style grill craze, the Kettle-Q debuts at this month's National Hardware Show.
JANUS ET CIE Designed by Michael Vanderbyl, See! is a multifaceted modular lounge collection inspired by the modern lines and easy elegance of California coastal living.
INTERNATIONAL HOME MIAMI Eco-friendly eucalyptus wood is used in pairs with PVC wicker chairs on an aluminum frame to craft a 57-inch square table.
SCHOU USA Margaritaville Outdoor's deep seating, dining and lounge options depict tropical escapes that promote a paradise state-of-mind.
OXFORD GARDEN Handcrafted of shorea hardwood, the Hampton counter-height dining table is a versatile option for outdoor dining spaces.
KINGSLEY-BATE A woven modular group combines function with simplicity of design for modern ambiance.
MR. BAR-B-Q Designed for 22-inch grills, the stainless steel Half Kettle Grill Topper spreads heat evenly and is ideal for camping and tailgating.
O.W. LEE Whimsical but sturdy barstools are handmade in the United States. Counter stools are also available in three styles.
SOURCE OUTDOOR A perfect sphere is formed by the Circa Collection, a full-circle conversation sectional with espresso-finished Dura-Weave frames and muslin-colored upholstery.
PORT-A-COOL A compact, rolling unit suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the KuulAire 55 evaporative cooling unit utilizes water and cooling pads to cool the air naturally and economically.
MECO The Aussie Vantage Tabletop gas grill boasts a cooking area of 205 square inches with a stainless steel façade and two stainless steel cooking grids.
SUMMER CLASSICS Executed in N-dura polyethylene, the Aqua deep-seating collection adds comfort and sophistication with its water hyacinth wicker finished in pecan.
SHADESCAPES AMERICAS With 360-degree rotation and side-to-side tilt function, the versatile Picollo cantilever debuts. It is available in allaluminum and woodand-aluminum style options, five sizes and 33 Sunbrella colors.
RATANA TRADING Intricately woven over a sturdy frame in a bubble-woven pattern, the Pasto Collection is a modular grouping that allows for a variety of seating configurations.
TUUCI The Zero Horizon MAX is built to withstand ocean gusts and desert wind blasts while maintaining a "zero" vertical profile to allow for an undisturbed view.
TROPITONE The minimalist design of the Cabana Club dining set makes a sophisticated statement with linear elements that complement modern architectural environments. Its aluminum frame can be specified in a range of finishes and fabrics.
PALM SPRINGS RATTAN & GARDEN CLASSICS The Empire Dining Collection is constructed of polyethylene resin weave and allaluminum frames for weather-resistant durability and contemporary styling.
TWO DOGS DESIGNS Available in black or khaki, WeatherReady fountain covers utilize heavyweight polyester, PVC lining, Velcro tab closures on four sides and an elasticized bottom.
SKYLINE DESIGN The Sparta Lounge is made from an all aluminum frame and woven in modern style with synthetic dark cane and wicker, with the durability to withstand the rigors of outdoor use all year round.
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