Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Casual Market “Sneak Peek:” Padma’s Plantation


Padma's Plantation, founded in 1997, is known for its use of natural materials such as rattan, wicker, seagrass, and rattan peel. Headquartered in a 42,000 square foot warehouse in Batavia, Ill., the firm consistently offers cutting-edge designs that call to mind a relaxed island vacation, the sophisticated yet earthy décor of a plantation in British Colonial West Indies, and the casual ambience of Latin America.

This September, the company will introduce a new outdoor line at Casual Market that follows a growing trend of durable, stone-like materials used in outdoor furniture. The Outdoor Concave Collection is crafted of sturdy glass-fiber reinforced concrete that will outlast traditional cast concrete at nearly half the weight. The collection pairs an old world feel with simple, architecturally-inspired shapes.

Family owned and operated, Padma's Plantation focuses on quality and affordability. The company’s designs can be found in giftware, home décor, furniture and garden stores, and major retailers such as R.C. Wiley, Robb & Stucky and Jordan's. For more information about the company and the new Outdoor Concave Collection, be sure to visit www.padmasplantation.com. And, for designers and retailers headed to Casual Market, be sure to see Padma’s Plantation in showroom 15-117 and ask the staff there more about their lines.

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