When it comes to selecting luxury outdoor furniture, there are plenty of things to consider: style, quality, and comfort being paramount. When you have all three, it’s a winning combination—a trio that Summer Classics delivers on with every single chair, chaise, sofa, and ottoman we make.
When you find your perfect style (there are 33 collections to choose from!), it’s easy to sink into luxury and take your new favorite seat for granted. But, there’s plenty of research and product testing before each and every piece of outdoor furniture makes it to a Summer Classics dealer or Summer Classics showroom.
Every piece of Summer Classics luxury outdoor furniture goes through rigorous quality control measures in our laboratory at our Pelham, Alabama headquarters. “Testing each product extensively is the only way to ensure that we are giving customers the best product possible,” says Wright Currie, director of product development and sourcing for Summer Classics. “Every single detail matters.” During the process, pieces go through several prototypes and adjustments with retesting at every turn. For customers, that means they can feel confident about the longevity of their purchase—and know that Summer Classics stands behind everything they make.
All Weather Furniture
Jim Chastain, Domestic Quality Assurance Manager for Summer Classics oversees quality control at the Pelham, Alabama headquarters. He’s keenly aware of just how much work and devotion it takes to be the best. Next to his workspace, Jim has a handwritten sign that expresses exactly what quality means to him—and Summer Classics.
Let’s Be The Best
- Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.
- Quality is never an accident, it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
- Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
- The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
- Quality has to be caused, not controlled.
- Quality is the best business plan.
- Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten.
- Quality of a product depends on quality of the process.
Quality is something luxury brands know well. It’s what makes them great. Just like Summer Classics, these companies know that precision and dedication is key to making their products stand above the rest. And, just like Summer Classics, it’s what they build their business on.
Take a look at some other companies that pride themselves in quality.
TIFFANY & CO.
Just like the most luxurious brands in the world, Summer Classics offers top quality when it comes to luxury outdoor furniture. It’s what makes life’s best moments furnished, even better.
Take a look at the finer points of what makes Summer Classics stand above the rest:
Strong, durable frames:
Summer Classics offers luxury outdoor furniture in five different frame materials: Cast Aluminum, Wrought Aluminum, Wrought Iron, Marine Grade Teak, and N-Dura Resin. No matter which material you prefer, each one comes with a Summer Classics guarantee.
Weather-resistant fabrics in stylish colors and patterns:
Summer Classics offers solution-dyed acrylic fabrics in unique patterns and colors—the exclusive Colores™ line, Sunbrella® , and Sunbrella Rain Fabrics. Designed for standing up to weather, UV rays, mold, and mildew, these performance fabrics are low-to-no maintenance and designed for longevity. For a care guide, click HERE.
Supremely comfortable cushions:
In the blog, Pretty Cushy, we examined the Summer Classics Dream Cushion. Summer Classics offers 33 lines of luxury outdoor furniture including deep seating pieces that all come with the Dream Cushion. Unlike one-size-is-supposed-to-fit-all flat cushions that you can find at big box retailers, each Dream Cushion is made-to-fit the specifications of each style of Summer Classics’ luxury outdoor furniture. That means no matter what frame you prefer—comfort is guaranteed. For outdoor endurance, each cushion is wrapped in a woven, water-resistant jacket. Combined with the water-resistant properties of Summer Classics’ outdoor fabrics, this means that neither rain nor wet swimsuits will soak your cushions. This also means that mold and mildew won’t find their way into your investment.
Another cool thing? Just like those luxury brands we mentioned, Summer Classics saves every single pattern for every cushion ever made. That means you will always be able to order a brand new set that is guaranteed to fit any Summer Classics frame you own.
Whether resin, metal, or teak, Summer Classics takes extreme care to protect their furnishings with enduring finishes. In this blog, we take an in-depth look at N-Dura™ resins—a material that is not only strong and malleable, but solution dyed from its very beginnings as plastic pellets with UV inhibitors to ensure longevity.
No matter what style you make your own, we hope you know just how much care and consideration went into your favorite outdoor furnishings so you can enjoy your luxury investment to the fullest.
Other Summer Classics Blogs on Fabric:
Singin’ in the Rain: Anatomy of Sunbrella Rain Fabric January 19, 2016
How to Remove Mildew from Outdoor Furniture June 26, 2015
Replacement Cushions Available Forever June 12, 2015