The hit E! Entertainment Network television series Modern Living with Kathy Ireland recently featured up-and-coming patio furniture manufacturer Harmonia Living to discuss some essential outdoor furniture tips for prospective buyers. Watch the full video segment here:
Harmonia Living is an owner-operated company with a mission to achieve that cherished “sweet spot” in the outdoor furniture industry: a high quality product, with an affordable price tag.
According to Harmonia Living representative Tony Montijo, the most important things to look for in outdoor furniture are:
- frame material
- wicker material
- cushion fabric
These elements are what Harmonia Living considers to be patio furniture “Must Haves,” those non-negotiable items that anyone shopping for furniture should look out for, and the very same elements that drive Harmonia Living’s design ethos.
For frame material, Harmonia Living uses powder-coated aluminum, rather than the thin-walled painted steel frames of most discount brands. While steel tends to rust and leave rust stains on your patio over time, aluminum does not corrode.
For outdoor wicker materials, Harmonia Living uses a high density polyethylene (HDPE) that lasts up to 4x longer than cheaper, usually PVC materials.
Harmonia Living exclusively uses industry-leading Sunbrella fabric for their cushions, which lasts much longer than most other outdoor cushions (Sunbrella was originally designed for boats, so it’s marine grade sun-proof and weather-proof fabric).
Harmonia Living’s primary motivation in creating their products is to include all the highest quality patio furniture “must haves,” and to leave off all the bells and whistles of the “nice to haves” that other luxury patio furniture companies feature. The end result is an incredibly well-made product, that is still budget-friendly for most buyers.
Modern Living with Kathy Ireland is an informative, magazine-style program dedicated to highlighting a variety of lifestyle resources, including tips and expert advice from leading innovators and brand ambassadors across the globe. You can watch it at Modern Living’s Youtube Channel.