Mixed Media Outdoor Patio Furniture
Mixed media outdoor patio furniture is a newer industry term that means more than one material is used to construct a single piece. Some of the more progressive companies and companies with their own design staff are creating collections that mix woven and aluminum, or aluminum and marine grade polymer for example.
You may find a woven chair that has aluminum feet and aluminum trim along the arm rests. You may find the tables that go with the collection also have a mix of materials. Or, you may find woven chairs in a collection paired with aluminum tables. The trend is going away from perfectly matched patio furniture and toward carefully coordinated furniture. Not only are frame materials being mixed, but today more than one fabric is being used within the same set as well.
- Christopher Amos