The Isla Collection from Woodard
Since 1866, the Woodard name has been synonymous with unparalleled standards—core business principles established by the company’s founder, Lyman Woodard. Now as a wholly owned subsidiary of Craftmade International, Woodard not only continues its tradition of excellence in manufacturing, but is also poised to meet the needs of today’s outdoor-room owner. This spring, Woodard became even larger after it acquired substantially all of the assets of Whitecraft, Inc., a 100-year-old outdoor furniture company that specializes in hand-woven outdoor aluminum furniture. Long renowned in the casual-furniture industry for tastefully blending elegant style with superior craftsmanship and quality, Woodard continues to live up to its reputation with exciting new iron and cast aluminum collections. Check out two of their collections below.
Inspired by the casual beauty of island living, the Isla collection is constructed of cast aluminum and features detailed square finials as well as matching square castings in all four posts of the upper and lower legs, melding together the beautifully patterned cast seat, curled arms and matching curled legs. The unique back pattern is an artistic take on classic tropical décor and ties together the overall island inspired look of this chair together nicely. Available in dining and deep seating, Isla brings comfort and sophistication to any outdoor setting.
The Bungalow Collection from Woodard
Generously crafted with full, wide swooping arms that decoratively curl at the ends and then taper down into aluminum extruded legs, the Bungalow collection is graceful and nicely scaled for optimum comfort. Featuring an elliptical back design framed by a square aluminum extrusion, Bungalow is the perfect transitional piece that nicely combines geometric shapes and structural details for artistic measure as well as comfort and support. Available in cushion, sling, and padded sling options with both dining and deep seating pieces as well as crescent-shaped pieces, Ridgecrest offers a full breadth of options to fit any style.
The ProFire Bravo from Modern Home Products
Even though National Barbecue Month has almost ended, it doesn’t mean the spotlight on grilling has to end. With summer on our doorstep, we’re entering peak barbecue season with Father’s Day and the 4th of July just around the corner. Whether a consumer is looking for a replacement grill or some accessories to smooth out their grilling technique, now is the time to help them get ready for some delicious summer barbecue fun. Today we’re featuring two hot new outdoor cookers that are sure to be popular with your barbecue aficionados.
Constructed with high-quality ceramic and commercial-grade stainless steel, the Profire Bravo kamado-style Charcoal grill, from Modern Home Products, has the flexibility to grill, sear, or smoke foods. Features include a dual-action top vent, eco-friendly bamboo handle and side-shelves, stainless steel lid shock absorber, and a hinged stainless steel grid for easy addition of charcoal. Plus, it comes fully assembled. Available with a moveable stand or with the ProFire Solo cart.
The Oven from Summerset Professional Grills
Summerset Professional Grills introduces the oven. Constructed of all 304 stainless steel, the oven makes it possible to cook a variety of foods outdoors—from roasting meat to baking desserts and pizza. Get out of your indoor kitchen and start enjoying the great outdoors. The oven is the perfect party conversation piece and is a practical outdoor oven at a practical price. Currently available in built-in models or freestanding countertop models, this unit is ready for outdoor entertainment.
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HF-917UD Hispano from Hi Flame America
Manufacturers are now making more contemporary stoves and fireplace inserts to appeal to consumers who prefer modern, sleek lines. These stylish hearth products are bound to add a wow factor to any room, while still providing cozy warmth. Most are energy efficient, clean-burning, and will add that contemporary flair your customers want.
The newest look in contemporary wood stoves has been introduced in the United States by Hi Flame America, Inc. The beautiful pedestal designs of the HF-917UD Hispano and the HF-917UB Ranger boast the true look of European elegance. The Ranger also adds to the design a unique warming shelf, contained above the firebox. Enjoy the sleek look of black enamel or choose a traditional black painted finish.
Valor Legend G3 Insert by Miles Industries
With a maximum log length of 12 inches, these stoves can heat an area of up to 1,220 square feet. Valor now offers – new for the Legend G3 series – a smaller (2-inch) 767STB threesided square trim in black. This compact trim is perfect for customers refacing their fireplaces. You can now offer the option of a smaller trim that is more compact, highlighting the focus on the fireplace’s viewing area (and not the surrounding trim).
The Hampton Collection
Customers can count on two things from Windward Design Group: high-quality products and competitive prices. Windward makes buying patio furniture stress-free for consumers and retailers alike. Its stylish furniture is made from commercial grade, domestically milled, extruded aluminum and includes reinforcing ribs to provide additional strength. Not only are these pieces durable, they also provide years of comfort. In addition to its superior service, Florida-based Windward offers an ample inventory of designs, including deep seating, cushion dining, sling, padded sling, strap, and replacement cushions. If your customers are looking for fashionable, long-lasting outdoor furniture, perhaps suggest the two Windward collections below.
The Hampton collection features a marine grade polymer frame that is significantly stronger, more scratch resistant and more durable than furniture made from recycled materials. The collection is made entirely in the United States, from material to end product and has a completely recyclable frame. Hampton is available in sling, padded sling, and deep seating.
The Eclipse Deep Seating collection
The Eclipse Deep Seating collection offers a traditional frame design with plush cushions that provide the ultimate experience in outdoor comfort. Lounge chairs are also available with an optional high back. Eclipse is available in over 200 fabrics, 4 different cushion styles, and is made entirely in the United States.
The Kamado Rocket from Galaxy Outdoor
Kamado cookers are quickly gaining popularity in the barbecue world. If customers haven’t experienced one yet, they will soon either at a friend’s house or a cooking demo. The kamado cooker is egg-shaped and has a thick ceramic wall. What makes kamado cookers great for smoking is their ability to maintain very low temperatures. This ensures that meats will be tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Most kamado cookers either use wood or charcoal fuel and they come in a variety of sizes.
Over the centuries, kamado cooking technology has evolved in many ways. Galaxy Outdoor has contributed to this evolution by introducing the first all-fuel (charcoal, wood, natural gas, and propane) Kamado Rocket smoker grill. This is a one-of-akind cooker that smokes, bakes, grills, and even serves as a pizza oven. The Kamado Rocket made its debut on October 27,2012 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Event, where it was awarded first place for the Best Chicken in the World. The Kamado Rocket is now used as part of Team Kamado Rocket, a touring professional barbecue group headed by pit masters Jennifer and Tommy Duncan, the first husband-wife team to compete on the hit television show “Chopped.” The Kamado Rocket is available in four sizes, with many color choices, and is 100% made in the United States, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Big Green Egg XXL from Big Green Egg
The Big Green Egg XXL is a culinary tool unlike any other. Chefs and backyard grillers alike will be astonished to see a stainless steel cooking grid that measures 29.25 inches / 74.3 cm in diameter for a whopping 672 square inches / 4336 cm2 of cooking area. Like all EGGs in the Big Green Egg family, the XXL Egg can handle virtually any cooking need, from cooking low and slow for hours to flash searing at ultra high temperatures. As fans have come to expect, the XXL accommodates numerous EGGcessories designed exclusively for the EGG — including a XXL Plate Setter — utilizing the full versatility of the EGG and making culinary possibilities endless. Its patented components and state-of-the-art ceramic technologies provide the best cooking results and will not deteriorate over time. And, of course, as the XXL is constructed from the same ultra high-quality ceramics as the other five EGG sizes, it comes with the same best-in-class limited lifetime warranty.
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Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug by The HammockSource
Rugs provide a soft, comfy place for tired feet, but they also provide a dash of color and design for outdoor spaces. From bright pinks to trendy patterns, rugs are the perfect outdoor fashion accessories. If your customers are looking for a fun pattern that will add some pizzazz to their patio or backyard, recommend one of these popular floral designs below.
With its delicate foliage pattern in muted soothing hues, this Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug from The HammockSource is an heirloom-quality rug that recalls timeless Asian floral prints designed to soothe both sight and spirit. Handhooked in the age-old Eastern manner from synthetic DuraCord yarns, Sawgrass Mills by Hatteras Outdoor rugs resist rot, mold, mildew, fading and staining, yet have the sought-after softness of cotton.
Couristan’s Tivoli outdoor/indoor rug (Ivory-Multi; 4078/7439) adds a touch of the indoors outdoors. Made of 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron™ polypropylene with durable polyester, this beautiful accessory not only adds style and warmth, it holds up well for outdoor use. This power-loomed rug features structured tapestry construction, a flat weave, and is UV stabilized, as well as mold/mildew resistant. Your customers will enjoy the look and softness of this outdoor/indoor rug for many years to come.
Winston’s Veneto Cushion Chat Collection
Just because homeowners want outdoor living rooms, doesn’t mean they can’t have the comfort that comes with indoor furniture. For customers who want the most comfortable options for outdoor seating, deep seating collections continue to outsell many other types of furniture. Here are two groupings that offer true comfort, as well as high style.
Winston’s Veneto cushion chat collection is all about comfort. The oversized, ultrahigh-back swivel/tilt bucket gives support and comfort where you need it most, to provide hours of total relaxation. Veneto is a traditional design with a multidimensional extrusion that accentuates the refined design detail of the full collection. It is available in cushion dining, deep seating, and sling models. Veneto is available in any of Winston’s 15 paint finishes, including premium multistep finishes.
Somerby Deep Seating from Peak Season
A perfect blend of yesterday and today, the Somerby Deep Seating options from Peak Season feature turned leg detail and flared arms with a large framed panel back. The multi-step, hand-grained Perdido finish brings elegance and style to any setting. Peak Season, Inc. is a design innovator in the outdoor living industry. Their product line includes fine furniture, cushions and other accessories for outdoor spaces. From the company’s inception in 2009, they have broken the mold for traditional business practices from the way they artistically design each piece to the way billing is handled, down to warehousing and processing. Their foundation rests on the simple direction of doing the right thing, doing it differently and doing it better at every level.
Looftlighter from Looft Industries
Most dads would agree that a grilling accessory is a much better Father’s Day gift than a tie. With Father’s Day just a month away, now’s the time to promote barbecue accessories as great gift items. The Looftligther, from Looft Industries, is hands down one of the best gifts for Father’s Day. It lights a charcoal grill or fireplace in 60 seconds without the use of lighter fluid, ignition cubes or other dangerous chemicals. This safe, clean and eco-friendly device is ideal for use on lump charcoal, Heat Beads® and hard wood, making it a great tool for lighting fireplaces and grills.
The Looftlighter from Looft Industries
“I think we have the world’s best product to light charcoal, briquettes and wood,” says Richard Looft, inventor of the Looftlighter, and founder of Looft Industries. Looft notes that the electric powered product is a very clean, safe and environmentally-friendly way to cook great tasting, quality barbecue. In Sweden (where Looft Industries is based) 10 million bottles of lighter fluid are used annually, Looft says. With the expansion of the Looftlighter, the use of potentially harmful chemicals can be drastically reduced. The Looftlighter is also easy to use and is especially popular with Green Egg and Kamado grill users because using lighter fluid with these products is not recommended.
More than 200,000 Looftlighters have been sold as barbecue and hearth fire lighters in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
May is National Barbecue Month, which means it’s time to uncover those grills and start celebrating the season with sizzling brats and hamburgers. National Barbecue month is a great way for retailers to talk up their grill products to potential customers. This is the perfect time to schedule a cooking demo and showcase the latest barbecue accessories. Not only will this keep veteran grill masters happy, it will also welcome new ones. Below are a couple of powerful grills that will surely please family and friends!
The new Summerset TRLD-44 replaces the Premiere 44-inch as the new flagship grill of Summerset’s 2013 lineup. It offers four 18,000 Btu, cast-stainless burners; a generous cooking area for entertaining; an accessible price point; and blue LEDs that set the mood (and from what the company’s dealers tell it, close the sale). It is available with or without a cart.
Baron series from Broil King
The all new Baronseries from Broil King offers power and performance in a variety of sizes to suit any avid griller. The Baron series features premium stainless-steel accents, including a durable lid with cast aluminum and caps, drop-down side shelves, and cabinet doors. At the heart of the Baron series is Broil King’s legendary cooking system: heavy-duty cast-iron cooking grids, stainless-steel Flav-R-Wave technology and powerful stainless-steel Dual-Tube burners.
If your customers are looking to add some pop to their outdoor spaces, suggest colorful fabrics that will bring joy to family and friends. Bright, playful colors are popular this season and are a great way to accessorize backyards and porches. Manufacturers offer a variety of vibrant colors to choose from, so your customers will be able to find the perfect cheerful hue that’s right for their outdoor area.
GeoBella™ is Phifer’s unique line of high-end, performance indoor/outdoor cushion fabrics made of 100 percent olefin yarns recycled from post-industrial waste. These PVC-free, 100 percent recyclable furniture fabrics feature a soft, touchable texture that recreates the comfort of indoor furniture yet has the stability, strength and durability needed for outdoor cushion applications. Phifer’s GeoBella does not absorb water and dries quickly, making it resistant to mold and mildew growth. These fabrics are also exceptionally durable, fade-resistant, stain-resistant and easy to clean, even with bleach.
The Brights Collection by Sunbrella®
The Brights Collection by Sunbrella® transports you to exotic places – a tropical island with ocean shades of Capri and True Blue; a market in Nepal with fresh fruits and vegetables in hues of Logo Red, Macaw, Tuscan and Sunflower; or a Smokey Mountain retreat with Aruba skies and Charcoal clouds. The fabrics pictured here (from top to bottom): Canvas Teal, Canvas Macaw, Canvas Aruba, Canvas Capri, Canvas True Blue, Canvas Charcoal, Canvas Black, Canvas Logo Red, Canvas Hot Pink, Canvas Tuscan, and Canvas Sunflower