Wednesday, September 15, 2010

International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market “Sneak Peek”: Lloyd / Flanders

The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; the Gulf Shores; the Great Lakes; and the Mississippi River and bayou territory are but a tip of the great coastlines / waterfronts located right here in the United States. Coastal Living magazine has celebrated this fact in its issues for many years. Woven wicker furniture masters, Lloyd / Flanders has teamed with Coastal Living to create a Coastal Living Collection of casual furniture that embodies stylish, well-made pieces for coastal lifestyles across the country. These four new product lines will be introduced at Casual Market next week.

The Savannah collection is reminiscent of the Deep South. It is characterized by the woven patterns of decorative wicker combined with sturdy aluminum framing for light, yet comforting furniture…yielding functional use with easy comfort. And, given our own seat in the South, we like that the furniture is made using materials from the region like southern cypress wood for the occasional and dining tables. We definitely think designers and homeowners will be attracted to this collection for its quaint charm.

Stemming from South Carolina’s cultured heritage, the Low Country collection reminds us that fundamental craftsmanship is still beautiful. What an addition these pieces would be to any porch, deck or backyard! The seats and backs of the seating pieces are crafted with hand-woven vinyl wicker similar to woven grass baskets that were popular years ago and still can be found for sale along Charleston’s streets and alleys.

The Great Lakes collection is a line of simple, classic, placid furniture that reminds us of the isolated nature surrounding the five Great Lakes. Even the color palette for the line reflects the blues, greens and woodsy hues that people associate with a calm lakeshore.

Last, but not least, is the Carmel collection. The pieces in this collection take us out west to the California coast. Full of artistic flair and whimsical character, the Carmel furniture is built on open weaves and flared legs, which is why we think it would look great in a sunroom or porch area, or even in a well-planned exterior space by the sea.

Stop by Lloyd / Flanders showroom, booth 1650, at Casual market to see these amazing collections and find out more about Lloyd / Flanders. Editors seeking regional design trends and themes for outdoor space articles, these lines might be of good interest to you.

~ Sarah Kate

1 comment:

  1. The Low Country collection is so different, a refeshing line for 2011. I'll check it out at market this week.

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