Summer Classics achieves comfort in a myriad of ways through consistently innovative ideas and high quality craftsmanship. Whether it’s an item from Classic Wicker that requires a Dream Cushion or a Halo Lounge Chair that is simply woven, we offer a variety of seating designs while ensuring utmost comfort and style. We also confirm our luxury seating offerings cater to any customer preference whether cushioned, bare or multifunctional. While some people prefer a minimalistic contemporary traditional function like Coast, others enjoy the more contemporary feel of an overtly cushy, ultra thick cushion. But cushionless or not, comfort is an unwavering rule.
No Cushion? No Problem.
With fidelity to comfort in mind, Summer Classics offers designs that are comfortable without cushions. Typically woven or upholstered, these collections are intended to have a stylish yet unembellished look. Below, we’ve listed our beautifully naked, cushionless collections.
Inspired by sailboats racing, the Wind Collection features dynamic, angular forms, and sits low like a traditional Adirondack chair. It’s made of our eco-friendly Resysta wood made of rice hulls, salt and mineral oil.
The Halo Collection takes inspiration from the Ovarian Cancer Awareness ribbon. Fully woven in N-dura resin, it features a tall back and sweeping curves that contribute to its comfort. Here, it’s pictured in our new oyster gray finish with accent pillows for extra decor.
Brand new from Summer Classics, the Venti Collection is completley upholstered in Sunbrella’s Cast Slate fabric over waterproof reticulated foam. It first appeared at the Chicago Pre-market in July 2016 and will be available soon on our website.
Summer Classics also creates seating that can be used with or without cushions. Several of our products, particularly most dining chairs and barstools, are cushion optional. This way, our products cater to the needs of the host. In this blog we’ve divided our cushion optional seating into six major categories with visual examples of each. With the exception of our dining chairs, all cushions are now offered in our trademark Dream Cushion for supreme comfort.
Of every Summer Classics furniture category, outdoor arm and side chairs encompass the most cushion-optional products. For example, this Athena Arm Chair is comfortable with a cushion and with only a bare wicker deck. While nearly every dining chair from Summer Classics is cushion optional, note that these dining products are designed as cushion preferred: Croquet Aluminum, Royan, and our new Regent Arm Chair and Hayley Collection.
A Summer Classics new category, the low sitting Euro Chair is perfect for chat-height dining. It’s intended for staying after dinner and having longer conversations. In addition to cushion-optional pieces like the Skye Euro, our Athena Collection features both a cushion optional euro chair and sofa, while our Charleston Collection includes a Euro lounge and spring lounge.
Since many customers choose barstools for outdoor entertaining, the majority of our bar and counter height seating is cushion optional. Depending on the venue and guests, the host can choose whether to add a cushion or leave the seat exposed. This Provance Barstool features an elegant cast aluminum frame featuring comfort scalloped seat pan, and without a cushion, the lattice design is more prominent. For more cushion-optional barstools, browse our Aire, Charleston, Club Aluminum, Croquet Teak, Oxford, and Rustic. Our new collection, Villa, also includes a backless barstool designed without a cushion.
This Classic Wicker chaise lounge comes ‘cushion recommended’ rather than ‘cushion optional.’ From a design standpoint, the cushion enhances its structurally comfortable frame with generous proportions. Several other Summer Classics collections feature ‘cushion recommended’ chaise lounges: Club Teak, Croquet Aluminum, Croquet Teak, and Somerset. However, some of our chaise lounges are just as comfortable with or without a cushion: Charleston, Charleston Teak, Provance, and Skye.
Although not every Summer Classics collection includes an outdoor bench, the majority of our benches are cushion optional. Without a cushion, this Club Teak Bench has a smooth slatted back that does not sacrifice comfort. For other cushion optional benches from Summer Classics, browse the Aire, Oxford, Provance, Skye, Somorset, and Verano collections. Additionally, our brand new Hayley Collection features two outdoor benches of different sizes, both cushion optional.
From sand chairs to swivel rockers, Summer Classics offers a variety of innovative products that are cushion-optional. For example, the Club Aluminum Adirondack Chair retains comfort with its uncovered aluminum base, due to its sloped high back and low height. For more cushion optional choices from the Club Aluminum Collection, see our Adirondack ottoman, slatted rocker. From the Classic Wicker Collection, our single glider, plantation rocker, and swivel glider are all cushion optional. We also offer two cushion optional sand chairs from the Athena and Skye Collections.
Attention to Detail
At Summer Classics, our wide variety of un-cushioned and cushion optional outdoor seating reflects our core value of “Relentless attention to detail.” Behind every product is tremendous thought and intentionality. While our cushion-less collections like Coast and Bentley are engineered to be relaxing and comfortable, our cushion optional furniture was specifically designed to be used either way. We consistently strive to pay attention to these details that matter, because they make every difference in the quality and comfort of our products. These details and intentional designs is also integral to customer satisfaction, as we aim to deliver the best. Because Summer Classics attenuates the details, our cushion free furniture is supremely comfortable. But beyond their multi-functionality, naked furniture is beautiful.