In a word: weather.
Rain, sleet, hail, monsoon winds, haboobs, UV rays, excessive heat and/or cold – the list goes on and on. And your outdoor furniture not only has to withstand these fits of Mother Nature but come through the other end just as comfortable and beautiful as it was before.
That’s a tall order. To meet it, Paddy O’ Furniture launched the Apostrophe Outdoor Furniture brand. After nearly 30 years in the industry we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes great patio furniture. Creating our own brand allows us to oversee every aspect of the process – from materials and craftsmanship to comfort and design – resulting in a higher quality product for our customers.
How Does Apostrophe Outdoor Furniture Meet These Standards?
Apostrophe Outdoor uses a resin wicker – also known as ‘all weather wicker’ for woven pieces. This material is specially treated to be UV resistant. Resin fibers are also highly resistant to mildew, sagging, staining, fading and cracking, making these pieces incredibly durable and long-lasting.
Powder-coated surfaces are unlikely to scratch, chip or fade and they’re highly resistant to moisture, chemicals, UV rays, corrosion and damage due to extreme weather. It can also be applied in a variety of decorative pigments and finishes. Combine that with rust free aluminum – a tough, yet lightweight metal – and you have the ideal framing material for outdoor furniture.
Solution Dyed Acrylic Fabrics:
Unlike indoor furniture, which is protected by, well, a house, outdoor furniture is constantly exposed to the elements. Solution dyed acrylic fabric is made by dying each fiber all the way through to insure color fastness. This is often described by comparing an apple to a carrot. If you cut an apple open, the color is only on the outside. If it were a cushion it would quickly fade and any nicks or scratches would show the white underneath. By comparison, a carrot is orange all the way through, so no matter what it is exposed to the color remains the same – just as it does with solution dyed acrylic fabric.
Here at Paddy O’ Furniture we’re intimately involved with the creation of each Apostrophe Outdoor Furniture collection. We work hand in hand with world class artisans to design a product that is stylish yet functional. Our focus is on timeless looks that our customers can love year after year – because we know how long it will last – and attention to detail to give each collection its’ own unique flair.
And that brings us to…
It’s hard to pack so much into a comfortable piece of furniture but a durable, stylish uncomfortable chair is of no use to anyone. Think of the difference between driving in a luxury sedan versus a high-powered speedster with sports suspension. The speed and performance of the sports car may be amazing but you’ll also feel every bump and rut in the road.
Apostrophe Outdoor Furniture is constructed to last, look good and, most importantly, feel good. The cushions don’t just resist moisture and sagging – they also offer incredible support for a seat that you can sink into. Seams, buttons and straps are re-positioned to avoid creating uncomfortable lumps and bumps. The water and fade resistant fabrics we use are selected not only for their durability but also for their softness and suppleness.
Ultimately only you can decide what best suits your lifestyle and budget but for many the idea of replacing inferior quality sets every other season has become monotonous and wasteful.
When it’s time to upgrade to finely designed heirloom quality furnishings that are backed with the confidence of industry leading warranties, Paddy O’ Furniture is here to help. Come visit our award winning showroom and consult with the most knowledgeable staff in the business!