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									Outdoor Furniture: Market Research Report




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Outdoor Furniture: Market Research Report
Global Industry Analysts, Inc

Date: Jan, 2011
Pages: 190
Price: US$ 4,500.00
ID: OB730A54798EN

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 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for this market. The report
profiles 160 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. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


Table of Content
1.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

2.INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

A Peek into Furniture Industry
Outdoor Furniture: A Curtain Raiser
A Notoriously Fragmented Market
Where’s the Competition
Current & Future Analysis
By Material Type
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

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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

3. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES

Changing Lifestyles: A Prime Stimulant
Outdoor Furniture Not Spared by Fashion Fads
Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture Gains Prominence
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
Table 1: US Imports of Outdoor Furniture (2001, 2006 & 2011): Imports in US$ Million and Share of
Asia-Pacific Region in US Imports (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Vietnam Next in Line After China
Consumer Demographic Profile
The Dawn of the New Millennials
Consumers Shift to Online Purchases
Table 2: Consumer Online & Offline Purchasing Behavior: Year 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Young Homeowners Are Avid Users
The Younger the Better
Empty Nesters Represent a Lucrative Target
Customers Become Increasingly Hard to Please
Table 3: Percentage Breakdown of Households Purchasing Outdoor Living Products for the Year 2005
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
What’s Buzzing in the Retail Space?
Table 4: Leading Outdoor Furniture Retailers in the US (2007): Ranked by Value Sales in US$ Million
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Rise in Retailer Mergers and Insolvencies Worries Manufacturers
Mass Retailers Unceremoniously Elbow Their Way Past Specialty Retailers
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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

4.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
Metal
Iron
Aluminum
Cast & Extruded Iron/Aluminum
Steel
Wood/Rattan
Teak
Oak
Redwood
Cedar
Eucalyptus
Roble
Shorea
Jarrah
Pine
Others
Plastic/Resin
Polymer
Recycled Plastic
Wicker
Vinyl Wicker
Natural Wicker
Loom Wicker
Rattan
Cane
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Reed
Bamboo
Others
Poly-wood Outdoor Furniture
Popular Material Combinations
Plastic-Metal
Metal-Wood
Wicker-Plastic

5.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

6.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

7.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

8.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

9.FOCUS ON SELECT US PLAYERS


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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.

10.MARKET ANALYTICS

Table 5: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Outdoor Furniture Market by Material Type – Metal,
Plastic/Resin, Wicker/Rattan, Wood and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6: US Historic Review for Outdoor Furniture Market by Material Type – Metal, Plastic/Resin,
Wicker/Rattan, Wood and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for the
Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7: US 11-Year Perspective for Outdoor Furniture Market by Material Type – Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for Metal, Plastic/Resin, Wicker/Rattan, Wood and Others for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Competitive Landscape
Total Companies Profiled:
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Canada
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)




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