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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
  Motion Furniture - An Industry Report   Product Information


If you thought the motion chair was a relatively recent invention, you would be wrong.  It is said to have its roots in France.  Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly used one as a multipurpose reclining camp bed/chair/chaise lounge.   It could be folded away and carried in a leather case.  It was in such a bed that Napoleon died on May 5, 1821, on the island of St. Helena.  Based upon this information, Motion furniture has a “royal” pedigree.

This report is the result of national survey conducted by Impact Consulting Services, Inc. in 2013.   The aim of this report is to compile, evaluate, and present the opinions of a group of recent Motion furniture purchasers in order to guide providers of home furnishings as they search for the best way to bring their products to the attention of the end-users. 

The goal of this report is to understand how the consumer perceives Motion furniture.  To this end Impact Consulting solicited the opinions of a geographically and demographically balanced field of consumers engaged in the motion furniture market.  All consumers had bought Motion furniture.  These purchasers were profiled according to various criteria; including age and income, gender, their lifestyle cluster, certain buying attitudes, and motivators that encourage them to purchase furniture. 

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Item code F09242013_2013TO
Publisher Impact Consulting Services
Size 35 pages pdf.
Price $250.00
  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

Free Copies available for SFC member Companies.
Contact us for more information.

Non SFC members who are interested can contact Lexi Benson for purchasing information at (404) 390-1525.

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Item code F030520153_2015TO
Publisher Impact Consulting Services
Size 40 pages PDF
Price $250.00
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