To celebrate Rich’s Outdoor Living Sale (which goes through May 10), I’m introducing you to a variety of patio furnishings Rich’s carries from top-name manufacturers.If you like contemporary wicker outdoor furniture, you’ll want to take a look at Ebel collections. (Rich’s is the exclusive Seattle-area dealer of Ebel furnishings.)
Ebel, Inc. History
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, this family-owned business started in 1988, when Anne Ebel began selling resin benches from a retail business in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Unhappy with the quality of synthetic woven products, the Ebel family decided to manufacture their own.
Their products are hand-woven in China using the highest-quality spline from Germany and France. (Interesting tidbit: it takes about a month to weave one sofa.)
All Ebel’s aluminum and weather wicker is 100% recyclable, and their teak parts are harvested from sustainable plantations. In 2008, Ebel Inc. partnered with Trees for the Future, an organization committed to furthering sustainable agroforestry in developing countries.
Since its inception, Trees for the Future has planted nearly 50 million trees – estimated to remove 1 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year. Ebel Inc. has committed to planting enough trees to offset the carbon emissions resulting from the daily operations at their Florida headquarters.
When you stop by Rich’s for the Home, ask to look at two of our popular collections from Ebel:
The Cannes collection, which is new for 2010, is available in Seashell or Black with stainless or aluminum bases.
The Avignon collection is available in Honey or Java. This ultra-contemporary collection includes unique furnishings such as a club swivel rocker and a rocker.
It also includes a loveseat, sofa, club chair, ottoman, chaise lounge, double chaise lounge, cuddle chaise, and several configurations of end tables and coffee tables, as well as dining sets, bar stools, and even a serving cart.
You can create your own unique look for any furnishings from Ebel by choosing from close to 1,000 different fabrics for the cushions on your furniture.
Stop by any of Rich’s five Puget Sound locations to see our full line of Ebel outdoor furniture.Also in this series: