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An In-Depth Understanding of Outdoor Furniture

An In-Depth Understanding of Outdoor Furniture


Outdoor furniture refers to outdoor space where a series of facilities were set up as opposed to interior furniture in order to facilitate people's health, comfort and efficient public outdoor activities compared with indoor furniture. It mainly covers four categories of products: urban public outdoor furniture, garden outdoor leisure furniture, commercial outdoor furniture and portable outdoor furniture. If indoor furniture in addition to the need to meet the needs of people to use the function, the choice of its style, modelling, etc and collocation also embodies the aesthetic quality and life interest of the host, etc. As a form of furniture extending from indoor to outdoor space, patio furniture not only meets the basic use needs of public activities, but also needs to meet the requirements of cultural characteristics and humanistic spirit of outdoor space environment to a certain extent.

The main categories of outdoor furniture are classified by product materials: 

1, wooden outdoor furniture 2, metal outdoor furniture 3, plastic outdoor furniture 4, rattan outdoor furniture 5, stone and concrete outdoor furniture

Wooden outdoor furniture

Due to the particularity of the use environment, long-term fixed outdoor furniture needs to directly face high temperature, freezing, sun exposure and many other adverse natural factors, which determines that the weatherability of materials must be considered in the design. Wooden outdoor furniture is mainly made of solid wood materials such as Myanmar teak, golden silk pomelo, Indonesian pineapple case, Indonesian mountain camphor wood, crabapple wood, red walnut, southern pine and Zhang Zi pine.

Aluminum  outdoor furniture

Aluminum outdoor furniture mainly refers to furniture that mainly consists of frame or component made of metal materials, with auxiliary materials such as wood, textile fabric, glass, plastic, stone and other components, or furniture made entirely of metal materials. Metal materials, with their excellent mechanical properties, processing characteristics and unique surface characteristics, have become one of the most common materials used in modern outdoor furniture design, mainly including iron and steel, cast iron, aluminum alloy, cast aluminum, stainless steel and other materials.

Plastic outdoor furniture

Plastic outdoor furniture, namely the furniture that makes entirely by plastic material, or the furniture that makes primarily with plastic plate, pipe material, different profile frame or component. Plastic is a variety of materials, numerous, mainly including general plastics, engineering plastics and special plastics three, the general plastic polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVO) is widely used in the design of outdoor furniture.

Rattan outdoor furniture

Rattan outdoor furniture is one of the oldest furniture varieties in the world with a long history. According to historical record, before Han Dynasty, tall sufficient furniture still did not appear, people sits the furniture that lies with is mat, couch more, it is the mat that cane spins among them and becomes. As an outdoor furniture material, rattan originated from British courtyard furniture in the first half of the 19th century, and rattan core is the majority of products, which has been followed up to now. 

Stone and concrete outdoor furniture

Now many enterprises began to use not easy to mildew, easy to clean the polymer stone and concrete outdoor furniture stone, concrete and other solid texture, corrosion resistance, impact resistance is a strong material of outdoor furniture materials. But because of its large density, it is not suitable to move, so it is mainly used in the design of fixed urban public outdoor tables and chairs and courtyard outdoor tables and chairs. Vinyl (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic imitation rattan instead of plant rattan materials as outdoor furniture materials.

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