We are beyond excited to introduce the newest member of the Outer family: The All-Weather Wicker Armchair.
We’ve gotten countless customer requests for an armchair to add to Outer's timeless All-Weather Wicker collection, so we dreamed up a design that can work equally well on its own, or as a complement to your existing Outer configuration. Here’s a peek-behind-the-curtain on how it came to life....
It starts with sketches: When inspiration strikes, our Chief Design Officer Terry Lin grabs a pen and paper (or, as has been known to happen in a pinch, a napkin) and gets to work. The All-Weather Wicker Armchair combines all of our design values: comfort, innovation, durability, and sustainability—with a special emphasis on comfort (think thoughtful proportions for a comfortable height and a supportive back.)
Here’s how it started:
As with all of our products, we think about how to overcome current shortcomings in outdoor furniture. With armchairs, we knew that slip-and-slide cushions are a common complaint. So we developed a cushion that fits snugly to the back and sides of the Wicker Armchair, so it remains firmly in place.
Durability is a primary component of all our products. Our materials need to be able to stand up to everything that Mother Nature (and active families) throws at it. For the All-Weather Wicker Armchair, we developed wicker arms to offer additional side coverage for protection from the elements, utilized polished stainless steel legs that will never rust, and included an OuterShell® to protect the cushion for longer. Our fabric is finished with the same nano-coating used in performance camping gear, so it’s both water-resistant and easy to clean.
We take our commitment to sustainability seriously. The All-Weather Wicker Armchair is made of 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable at the end of its (long) lifespan.
The finished product is at once distinctly Outer, and new, with a style that mixes well with our existing wicker pieces without explicitly matching. It’s the perfect addition to your modular set-up as well as a stand-alone chair-- or buy two to create a conversation set.
There’s nothing as exciting as seeing a product you’ve dreamed about come to life. :)