After more than 30 years out of the spotlight, sectional seating returned to home interiors a couple of years ago. Since then the number of consumers embracing the style and flexibility they provide has grown steadily. Now sectionals are drifting from family rooms to the patio and deck.
One of the best new examples of this comes from Gloster. Their contemporary sectional, which debuted at the International Casual Market in Chicago, has modularity at its core. Grid is for both dining and lounging. Flexible components (upholstered outdoor seating in a choice of 10 waterproof fabrics, natural-teak tabletops and power-coated aluminum frames in black or white) are ready to be customized into endless configurations.
Of course, Gloster was not the only company to offer outdoor sectional seating in Chicago:
- Klaussner Outdoor’s new, small-scale format is forecasted to sell for interiors, as well as for outside
- Consumers can choose one of five different buttons for the back cushions on Castelle’s Monterey sectional
- OW Lee added the Classico-W sectional, an extension of their popular Classico collection
- Woodard’s new Metropolis Sectional comes in a fabulous black-chrome finish