US Outdoor Furniture Industry

Mar 16, 2011, 16:26 ET from Reportlinker

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US Outdoor Furniture Industry

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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.

OUTDOOR FURNITURE MCP-1701

A US MARKET REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

1. Metal 3

2. Plastic/Resin 3

3. Wicker/Rattan 4

4. Wood 4

5. Others 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

A Peek into Furniture Industry 5

Outdoor Furniture: A Curtain Raiser 5

A Notoriously Fragmented Market 6

Where's the Competition 6

Current & Future Analysis 7

By Material Type 7

Rediscovering the Great American Backyard 7

A Statement of Style & Imagination 8

Changing Styles of Modern Living Extend Cues to Where the

Market is Heading 8

Elegant Outdoor Furniture Moves In & Indoor Furniture Moves Out 9

High-end Technology Grips Outdoor Furniture Design Space 9

Innovative Fabrics Catch the Fancy of Homeowners 9

Dynamic Nature of Garden Furniture Material 9

Rise in Backyard Activities Puts the Market In-form for Growth 10

Outdoor Living & Entertainment: A Leisure Trend of National

Proportions 10

Getting Close to Nature 11

Exquisite Home Interiors is no Longer Enough 11

Outdoor Furniture: No Longer an Afterthought for Improving

Outdoor Comfort 11

The "Stress" of Modern Lifestyles Lead to Greater Outdoor

Indulgence 12

Metal Patio Furniture: For a Feel of Paris Under the Stars 12

Wicker: A Timeless Tradition in Patio Furniture Style 13

Patio Umbrellas: For a Very Becoming Protection Against the

Sun & Rain 13

Outdoor Benches: A Part of the Must Have Outdoor Furniture

Collectables 13

Hammocks: Envisioning the Ancient Caribbean Culture 14

Garden Oasis Patio Furniture: For the Perfect Garden Refuge 14

Innovative Weather Resistant Materials & Fabrics Help Fan the

Demand 14

Factors Influencing Purchasing Decisions 15

3. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES 16

Changing Lifestyles: A Prime Stimulant 16

Outdoor Furniture Not Spared by Fashion Fads 16

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture Gains Prominence 16

Patio Glass Tabletops Fall Out of Favor 16

Outdoor Throw Pillows Are In 16

Comfort: A Crucible of Product Success 17

Ergonomics: A Key Design Variable 17

Premium Products Take On a High Profile 17

Choices, Choices, and Choices 17

Aluminum: The Most Popular Metal for Outdoor Furniture 18

Who Says Resin Cannot Be Stylish & Indulgent? 18

Demand for Certified Wood Products On the Rise 18

Outdoor Furniture Made To Look & Feel Like Indoor Furniture 18

Focus Shifts from Garden to Patios, Deck and Other Outdoor Areas 19

Loggias: Ascending the Popularity Chart as an Ideal Outdoor

Living Space 19

Residential Renovation: An Opportunity for Repeat Business 19

Innovation in Full Steam 19

Fabric Innovation from the Textile Industry 20

Asia Garners a Huge Chunk of US Imports 20

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) 20

Vietnam Next in Line After China 21

Consumer Demographic Profile 21

The Dawn of the New Millennials 21

Consumers Shift to Online Purchases 21

Table 2: Consumer Online & Offline Purchasing Behavior: Year

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 22

Young Homeowners Are Avid Users 22

The Younger the Better 22

Empty Nesters Represent a Lucrative Target 23

Customers Become Increasingly Hard to Please 23

Table 3: Percentage Breakdown of Households Purchasing

Outdoor Living Products for the Year 2005 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

What's Buzzing in the Retail Space? 24

Table 4: Leading Outdoor Furniture Retailers in the US

(2007): Ranked by Value Sales in US$ Million (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 24

Rise in Retailer Mergers and Insolvencies Worries Manufacturers 24

Mass Retailers Unceremoniously Elbow Their Way Past Specialty

Retailers 24

The Rising Potential of Home Improvement Stores 25

Imports Help Retailers to Raise Profit Margin Without Losing

Business 25

Noteworthy Issues & Challenges 25

Climatic Conditions Influence Outdoor Furniture Sales 25

Winter Sales Slump Forces Diversification 25

Design Piracy: An Irksome Irritant 25

China Turns On the Heat in the Domestic Market 26

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 27

Outdoor Furniture: A Definition 27

Types of Outdoor Furniture 27

Outdoor Seating Products 27

Park Benches 27

Lawn Chairs 27

Adirondack Chairs 27

Patio Chairs 27

Swings/Slings 27

Outdoor Loveseat 28

Settees 28

Ottomans 28

Toadstools 28

Poolside Recliners or Garden Recliners 28

Porch Swings & Rocker 28

Outdoor Tables 29

Picnic Tables 29

Umbrellas/Parasol 29

Patio Umbrellas 29

Beach Umbrellas 29

Outdoor Furniture Materials: A Peek Into the Raw Deal 29

Metal 30

Iron 30

Aluminum 30

Cast & Extruded Iron/Aluminum 30

Steel 30

Wood/Rattan 31

Teak 31

Oak 31

Redwood 31

Cedar 31

Eucalyptus 31

Roble 32

Shorea 32

Jarrah 32

Pine 32

Others 32

Plastic/Resin 32

Polymer 33

Recycled Plastic 33

Wicker 33

Vinyl Wicker 33

Natural Wicker 33

Loom Wicker 33

Rattan 34

Cane 34

Reed 34

Bamboo 34

Others 34

Poly-wood Outdoor Furniture 34

Popular Material Combinations 35

Plastic-Metal 35

Metal-Wood 35

Wicker-Plastic 35

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 36

Miami Corporation to Launch Outdoor Encore 36

Draperyrow.com to Unveil North Shore Collection 36

Cal Spa Rolls Out New Range of Cal Patio 36

Didriks Launches New Designs from Vladimir Kagan and Barlow

Tyrie 36

Riverside Garden Centre Unveils New Range of Garden Furniture 36

Interiors Launches New Collection for Outdoor Furnishings 36

Disney and Agio International to Roll Out New Disney Resort

Outdoor Furniture Collection 37

Simcoe Launches Outdoor Furniture 37

Thomasville Rolls Out First Outdoor Furniture Line 37

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/LAUNCHES IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 38

CPI Plastics Group Introduces the Eon Adirondack Collection 38

RIO Brands Introduces Broad Range of Patio Furniture 38

New Palladian Woven from Tropitone 38

Tropitone Improves Outdoor Furnishing Portfolio 38

Thos. Baker's Craftsman Collection Hits the Aisle 39

Tropitone Unveils Stoneworks 39

Woodard Debuts Wyatt Aluminum Mesh Collection 39

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 40

Art Van Takes Over Jimmies Rustics 40

HOM Furniture Acquires Seasonal Concepts 40

Southern Sales Acquires Meadowcraft Assets 40

Chair King Buys Ownership Stake in Furniture Concepts 40

Furniture Brands International and Foremost Groups Sign

Licensing Agreement 40

MarChem Coated Fabrics Changes Name to MarChem Customs Fabrics 41

Carls Patio Establishes Two New Showrooms 41

Nautica Apparel Licenses Vendor Development to Manufacture

Outdoor Home Furnishings Line 41

Lloyd & Taylor Takes Over Fortunoff 42

Craftmade Acquires Assets of Woodard 42

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 43

Pfingsten, DuPont and HarbourVest Takes Over Tropitone 43

SwimWays Acquires Breakthrough Technology of Renetto 43

La-Z-Boy Collaborates with Brown Jordan 43

O.W. Lee Partners with Outdoor Interiors to Introduce OW Lee

Outdoor Couture 43

Brown Jordan International Snaps Up Assets of Sun Isle 44

Palmetto Starts New Online Store 44

9. FOCUS ON SELECT US PLAYERS 45

Agio International Ltd. 45

Brown Jordan 45

Casual Living 45

Gibraltar Furniture 45

Grosfillex North America 46

Hanamint Corp. 46

Homecrest Industries, Inc. 46

Home Casual LLC 46

Kingsley-Bate, Ltd. 47

Leisure Furniture & Powdercoating, Inc. 47

Lloyd Flanders Industries, Inc. 47

Mallin Casual Furniture 47

Meadowcraft, Inc. 48

Modern Outdoor 48

O.W. Lee Company, Inc. 48

The Coleman Company, Inc. 49

10. MARKET ANALYTICS 50

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) 50

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) 51

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) 52

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 160

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 150

Canada 7

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 3

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