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General Outdoor Furniture Marketplace Research

This report analyzes the US market for Outdoor Furniture in US$ Million by the following Material Types: Metal, Plastic/Resin, Wicker/Rattan, Wood, and Others. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for this market.

Furniture industry in the US, over the years, has exhibited a vibrant growth pattern, and factors such as consumer disposable income, construction activity, new housing starts and state of the economy primarily drive gains for the manufacturers of household furniture. Rising concept of outdoor living, particularly lavish outdoor living spaces, comfortable seating and elaborate lighting propel the market for Outdoor Furniture. The residential segment occupies a prominent position in the market, accounting for more than 90% share in the total demand for outdoor furniture. In general, fashion and trends in the home decorating segment and lifestyle trends including outdoor rooms, ‘nesting’ and ‘cocooning’ drive demand for outdoor furniture. Over the years, these factors have contributed significantly to the growth of the industry and have irreversibly changed the industry’s landscape. In addition, demographic changes, housing sales, widespread adoption of Internet, outdoor renovation, and environmental concerns also boost the outdoor furniture market.

Competition in the outdoor furniture market has moved from the premium strata of the market to the mass-market level. Even the average households have graduated towards embracing outdoor furniture given the attractive returns earned on such an investment i.e. outdoor furnishing adds to the resale value of a home. With a growing number of customers taking cues from popular TV home makeover shows, advertising blitzes, and lifestyle magazines, awareness regarding outdoor furniture is on the rise. Widespread product/category awareness, as expected, is helping to bring about deeper market penetration and higher demand. The market largely governed by fashion trends, is currently focusing on neutral colors and simple designs for both outdoor and indoor furniture, with the luxurious, elegant look combined with comfort being the new buzzword.

Consumers of yesteryears had limited choices over style, color, design and material, which were limited mainly to wrought iron furniture, wood, and plastic. Among materials, consumer preference for Metal garden furniture continues to grow at a steady pace as it imparts a classy and traditional touch to the outdoor furniture. In particular, aluminum spearheads the US outdoor furniture market, known for its strength, lightweight, non-rusting and durability features. The metal outdoor furniture dominates over the other material types, commanding the largest chunk of the market. The segment buoyed by slew of product innovations, new designs, and improved quality is also slated to surge ahead at the strongest CAGR of 6.2% through 2017. The evergreen popularity of the Wicker/rattan furniture runs steady even today, despite its being the oldest in terms of material choice. Use of wicker in patio furniture has long been cherished for its unsurpassable elegance as well as elaborate and fine design. Additionally, the exotic look of a rattan furniture combined with its eco-friendly, natural and sustainable attributes lead to wider market acceptance.

The report profiles 159 companies including many key and niche players such as Agio International Ltd., Brown Jordan, Casual Living, Gibraltar Furniture, Grosfillex North America, Hanamint Corp., Homecrest Industries Inc., Home Casual LLC, Kingsley-Bate, Ltd., Leisure Furniture & Powdercoating, Inc., Lloyd Flanders Industries, Inc., Mallin Casual Furniture, Meadowcraft, Inc., Modern Outdoor, O.W. Lee Company, Inc., and The Coleman Company, Inc.

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Outdoor Furniture A U.S Market Report

Contents

I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions

-Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
-Disclaimers
-Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
-Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
-Product Definitions and Scope of Study
1. Metal
2. Plastic/Resin
3. Wicker/Rattan
4. Wood
5. Others

II. A U.S Market Report

1. Industry Overview

-A Peek into Furniture Industry
-Outdoor Furniture: A Curtain Raiser
-A Notoriously Fragmented Market
-Where’s the Competition
-Rediscovering the Great American Backyard
-A Statement of Style & Imagination
-Changing Styles of Modern Living Extend Cues to Where the Market is Heading
-Elegant Outdoor Furniture Moves In & Indoor Furniture Moves Out
-High-end Technology Grips Outdoor Furniture Design Space
-Innovative Fabrics Catch the Fancy of Homeowners
-Dynamic Nature of Garden Furniture Material
-Rise in Backyard Activities Puts the Market In-form for Growth
-Outdoor Living & Entertainment: A Leisure Trend of National Proportions
-Getting Close to Nature
-Exquisite Home Interiors is no Longer Enough
-Outdoor Furniture: No Longer an Afterthought for Improving Outdoor Comfort
-The “Stress” of Modern Lifestyles Lead to Greater Outdoor Indulgence
-Metal Patio Furniture: For a Feel of Paris Under the Stars
-Wicker: A Timeless Tradition in Patio Furniture Style
-Patio Umbrellas: For a Very Becoming Protection Against the Sun & Rain
-Outdoor Benches: A Part of the Must Have Outdoor Furniture Collectables
-Hammocks: Envisioning the Ancient Caribbean Culture
-Garden Oasis Patio Furniture: For the Perfect Garden Refuge
-Innovative Weather Resistant Materials & Fabrics Help Fan the Demand
-Factors Influencing Purchasing Decisions

2. Market Trends & Issues

-Changing Lifestyles: A Prime Stimulant
-Outdoor Furniture Not Spared by Fashion Fads
-Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture Gains Prominence
-Rattan Furniture Gains Popularity
-Patio Glass Tabletops Fall Out of Favor
-Outdoor Throw Pillows Are In
-Comfort: A Crucible of Product Success
-Ergonomics: A Key Design Variable
-Premium Products Take On a High Profile
-Choices, Choices, and Choices
-Aluminum: The Most Popular Metal for Outdoor Furniture
-Who Says Resin Cannot Be Stylish & Indulgent?
-Demand for Certified Wood Products On the Rise
-Outdoor Furniture Made To Look & Feel Like Indoor Furniture
-Focus Shifts from Garden to Patios, Deck and Other Outdoor Areas
-Loggias: Ascending the Popularity Chart as an Ideal Outdoor Living Space
-Residential Renovation: An Opportunity for Repeat Business
-Innovation in Full Steam
-Fabric Innovation from the Textile Industry
-Asia Garners a Huge Chunk of US Imports
-Vietnam Next in Line After China
-Consumer Demographic Profile
-The Dawn of the New Millennials
-Consumers Shift to Online Purchases
-Young Homeowners Are Avid Users
-The Younger the Better
-Empty Nesters Represent a Lucrative Target
-Customers Become Increasingly Hard to Please
-What’s Buzzing in the Retail Space?
-Rise in Retailer Mergers and Insolvencies Worries Manufacturers
-Mass Retailers Unceremoniously Elbow Their Way Past Specialty Retailers
-The Rising Potential of Home Improvement Stores
-Imports Help Retailers to Raise Profit Margin Without Losing Business
-Noteworthy Issues & Challenges
-Climatic Conditions Influence Outdoor Furniture Sales
-Winter Sales Slump Forces Diversification
-Design Piracy: An Irksome Irritant
-China Turns On the Heat in the Domestic Market

3. Product Overview

-Outdoor Furniture: A Definition
-Types of Outdoor Furniture
-Outdoor Seating Products
-Park Benches
-Lawn Chairs
-Adirondack Chairs
-Patio Chairs
-Swings/Slings
-Outdoor Loveseat
-Settees
-Ottomans
-Toadstools
-Poolside Recliners or Garden Recliners
-Porch Swings & Rocker
-Outdoor Tables
-Picnic Tables
-Umbrellas/Parasol
-Patio Umbrellas
-Beach Umbrellas
-Outdoor Furniture Materials: A Peek Into the Raw Deal

4. Product Introductions/Innovations

-Miami Corporation to Launch Outdoor Encore
-Draperyrow.com to Unveil North Shore Collection
-Cal Spa Rolls Out New Range of Cal Patio
-Didriks Launches New Designs from Vladimir Kagan and Barlow Tyrie
-Riverside Garden Centre Unveils New Range of Garden Furniture
-Interiors Launches New Collection for Outdoor Furnishings
-Disney and Agio International to Roll Out New Disney Resort
-Outdoor Furniture Collection
-Simcoe Launches Outdoor Furniture
-Thomasville Rolls Out First Outdoor Furniture Line

5. Product Innovations/Launches In Recent Past- A Perspective Builder

-CPI Plastics Group Introduces the Eon Adirondack Collection
-RIO Brands Introduces Broad Range of Patio Furniture
-New Palladian Woven from Tropitone
-Tropitone Improves Outdoor Furnishing Portfolio
-Thos. Baker’s Craftsman Collection Hits the Aisle
-Tropitone Unveils Stoneworks
-Woodard Debuts Wyatt Aluminum Mesh Collection

6.Recent Industry Activity

-Art Van Takes Over Jimmies Rustics
-HOM Furniture Acquires Seasonal Concepts
-Southern Sales Acquires Meadowcraft Assets
-Chair King Buys Ownership Stake in Furniture Concepts
-Furniture Brands International and Foremost Groups Sign Licensing Agreement
-MarChem Coated Fabrics Changes Name to MarChem Customs Fabrics
-Carls Patio Establishes Two New Showrooms
-Nautica Apparel Licenses Vendor Development to Manufacture
-Outdoor Home Furnishings Line
-Lloyd & Taylor Takes Over Fortunoff
-Craftmade Acquires Assets of Woodard

7. Corporate Activity In Recent Past- A Perspective Builder

-Pfingsten, DuPont and HarbourVest Takes Over Tropitone
-SwimWays Acquires Breakthrough Technology of Renetto
-La-Z-Boy Collaborates with Brown Jordan
-O.W. Lee Partners with Outdoor Interiors to Introduce OW Lee Outdoor Couture
-Brown Jordan International Snaps Up Assets of Sun Isle
-Palmetto Starts New Online Store

8. Focus On Select U.S Players

-Agio International Ltd.
-Brown Jordan
-Casual Living
-Gibraltar Furniture
-Grosfillex North America
-Hanamint Corp.
-Homecrest Industries, Inc.
-Home Casual LLC
-Kingsley-Bate, Ltd.
-Leisure Furniture & Powdercoating, Inc.
-Lloyd Flanders Industries, Inc.
-Mallin Casual Furniture
-Meadowcraft, Inc.
-Modern Outdoor
-O.W. Lee Company, Inc.
-The Coleman Company, Inc.

 

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