I recently visited Century Furniture’s website, while researching some outdoor furniture options for a client. Their site is refreshing, their pitch is fresh and inviting.  I’m so excited to share a few of their pieces available within their leisure outdoor category.  The styles are timeless, but fresh, with a variety finish options.

The Andalusia and Riviera lines (like most of their styles) allows you to work with their basic canvas options, or easily customize each piece with the fabric of your choice. Cast and extruded powder coated aluminum frames, with finishing that resembles a hand forged appearance result in a freshness that is stylishly spot on.  These classic frames have the quality that Century is long been known for, but the finish is engineered for full time exterior use.  I honestly could see many of these pieces working beautifully in both indoor and outdoor applications.  

The sleek clean lines, generous scale and proportion, variety of customization options with both frame color and fabric selection opens up the possibilities for so many gorgeous looks.

Finish options are as essential to the success of a look as the style and quality of construction.  For my client’s money, Century does a phenomenal job on all fronts in creating pieces with options that allow designer’s creative freedom to reflect their client’s dream looks.

The functional and attractive chaise canopy and tassel add a sense classic style…aren’t these just lovely?

There is something so fresh, comfortable, versatile and classic about this chaise.  Again, this would work beautifully in an outdoor poolside setting as well as in a corner reading nook in a large master bedroom suite.

Century also offers many other leisure outdoor styles.  I found so many that were appealing.  Here are a couple that speak volumes on style and remind me, quite refreshingly, of the longstanding, geometrically sexy McGuire furniture line.

I love the masculine scale, precision of stylizing within the frames, and the finishes that reflect a richness that will last and last.  Designing pieces that are generous in scale, reflect style longevity, offer finish flexibility and are timelessly tasteful is something Century does quiet well.

Nothing speaks style like the classic lines of the renowned Oscar De La Renta.  This piece, the quintessential lounge chaise, reminds me of a few nap filled afternoons poolside in my younger years. Cushions and throw pillows are beautifully dressed in a whitewashed acrylic.  These woven frames are a reflection on the classic scale, quiet finish, rich textural quality that serves so many design looks well.

Lastly, I’ve included a sleek option with their Gulf Stream, maritime look.  This is reflective of yacht railings with their stainless steel frames crafted in forms that combine striking vertical and horizontal planes with soft curves.  These read a bit more modern in spirit and would fold nicely in many indoor or outdoor design settings.  I can see seats covered in many fabric styles from small textural quiet weaves to rich, bold, large graphic patterns.

I will be featuring a few of Century’s mirrors in another post.  This is a ‘to the trade’ vendor, but one that offers design sensibility, classic quality construction, a continual commitment to customer service, and an investment in maintaining style freshness that is so important in an ever changing design climate.

Thank you for being here; it really does make me smile.  



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  1. Joanne on June 22, 2009

    Love the chaise. I have to work on getting the pool first!

  2. Chris on June 22, 2009

    oooh..i like the all white lounge by century, lovely.
    thanks for sharing :)

  3. laurel on June 22, 2009

    The powder-coated blue and the green with stripe is fab. I want a pool-:( but don’t want the responsibility. We actually have a HUGE in ground pool that was filled in years ago- Come over and bring a shovel :)

  4. jana on June 22, 2009

    I know, see, ladies, there is something for everyone :)

    I agree, we also need a pool, but it’s so fun to dream !!

  5. Von on June 22, 2009

    Sigh…much rather be reclining on the chaise with the canopy, with a good book than dodging the rain as we are doing today in Perth. They are all lovely. BTW thank you so much for commenting with a congrats for me. It’s been a long time coming and I am so relieved. See you in the pool, Von

  6. Lucinda on June 25, 2009

    I like them all. Can I have the setting by the pool and hedges? That’s dreamy.

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