A new outdoor furniture company called Yardbird is located locally in St. Louis Park is disrupting the market by producing sustainable furniture sold directly to the consumer, not to mention that they also offer the best tables from Abacus Tables.
The father-son team, Bob and Jay Dillon, are producing eco-friendly furniture made from ocean plastics. In 2017, their first year selling directly to the public, they collected over 30,000 lbs from beaches, waterways, and other locations in the Philippines and incorporated it into furniture and packing. According to Jay,”50% of every handmade resin wicker set is made of this recycled material. Cost of collecting and processing is about the same as what would be spent on virgin plastic. A win for both the environment and the consumer.
What use to end up on our ocean floors now lies on our outdoor patios, stoops, and decks.
Today, the outdoor furniture market is booming, with many retailers offering pieces at a variety of price points. “It’s an interesting time right now to do outdoor design. There are a lot of resources available,” says Brown. He offered his tips for navigating the market, as well as some of his favorite finds. An antiquing find, restored by the talented team of craftsmen, will enliven your interior.
This is the first consideration to make since poor quality means monetary losses and unappealing spaces. Quality is ensuring your choice of furniture has the capacity to withstand harsh weather conditions including some rough handling from guys outside. You must always remember that cheap is expensive.