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  Outdoor Furniture - An Industry Report   Product Information

Outdoor Furniture’s genealogy may be seen as a multi-branched tree. Those who view it as “patio” products born in the backyards of our current society may be surprised to learn that ancient Egyptians in 3000 B.C. were the first to produce wicker baskets, chests, and chairs.  The banks of the Nile offered them a ready supply of grasses to be woven.  This may be seen as the beginnings of the Outdoor furniture category.  The construction passed from Egypt to the Romans who created furniture styles of their own using wicker.  As we move into the Middle Ages, we find stone, wood, and some brick being used as popular materials for this furniture category.  Functional camp stools were a popular product.   While often ornate in style, these furniture pieces could be folded up allowing portability and so this characteristic is a hallmark of today’s Outdoor furniture.  In America in 1903 Thomas Lee designed the Adirondack chair. Although there have been some changes to this design, it remains remarkably true to the original design and is largely seen as a symbol of America’s contribution to the Outdoor category. 

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Item code F05012015_2015TO
Publisher Impact Consulting Services
Size 30 pages PDF
Price $750.00
  Green Home Furnishings Study 2015   Product Information

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. The Furniture Consumer Today

III. The Consumer's Attitude Toward Sustainability

IV. Sustainability in the Retail Setting

V. A Final Word

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Item code F030520153_2015TO
Publisher Impact Consulting Services
Size 40 pages PDF
Price $250.00
  Furniture World Statistical Outlook 2009-2014   Product Information

These studies cover the world outlook for Furniture across more than 200 countries. For each year reported, estimates are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), t More Info

Item code F1499_2008TX
Publisher ICON Group
Size Approx 200 pages each report
Price $795.00
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