Forte is crafted with Jensen’s signature smooth-turned Ipe wood frame paired with hand woven Viro® Fiber in duo-tone natural and earthen brown in calming transitional lines.

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Contemporary — Transitional

Bridging traditional and modern design aesthetics, the Forte collection is at home in a spectrum of settings and scenery. Relax and unwind as the clean, soothing lines let you escape the everyday and take in the great outdoors.

Forte offers transitional design versatility through an inspired blending of an environmentally-friendly Viro® fiber weave on a rounded, FSC-certified Ipe timber frame. The thoughtful combination offers endless versatility and limitless opportunities for moments of serenity.

The Forte collection showcases Jensen Outdoor’s legacy of superior craftsmanship seating and accent selections, including dining chair, love seat, lounge chair, ottoman, side and coffee tables. Enhance Forte’s comfort and beauty with weather-resistant Sunbrella® fabrics to perfectly suit your outdoor decor.

  • Released — 2019
  • Designer — Seth Alguire
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    For more information about Ipe wood, Jensen Outdoor, our furniture and more, visit our FAQ page. To contact the appropriate member of our team, visit our contact page.

    How well does Ipe wood stand up to being left outside?

    Ipe timber exhibits a deep chocolate-brown grain when new that may be allowed to naturally age to an elegant silver patina or brought back to an as new finish at any time. Jensen Outdoor’s Ipe furniture comes with a Penofin Verde oil finish already applied, which protects and conditions the wood to prevent absorption of moisture, cracking, and drying while allowing the wood to naturally gray over time.

    Although Ipe is naturally stable, small checks in the surface (minuscule openings of the wood grain at the ends) may appear if the furniture is placed in a very dry or sunny environment. Superficial checking in no way affects the structural integrity and longevity of the furniture and will in fact disappear when the environment becomes moist.

    What is FSC®-Certification?

    The Forest Stewardship Council, FSC®, was formed in 1993 with the mission to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. Their vision is to meet current needs for forest products without compromising the health of those ecosystems for future generations. Today, more than 380 million acres of forest have been independently certified, carrying the FSC® label on their products.

    Jensen Outdoor (FSC® C013910) is FSC®-Certified because its forests are inspected and certified against strict standards based on FSC’s 10 Principles of Forest Stewardship. These inspections are undertaken by independent organizations, such as the Soil Association, that are accredited by the FSC. In order to be given FSC-certification, a forest must be managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable manner.

    This is what makes the FSC system unique and ensures that a forest is well-managed from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of felling trees. Forests that meet these strict standards are given FSC-certification and the timber allowed to carry the FSC label.

    Can I choose a Sunbrella® cushion fabric that isn't in the catalog?

    Yes. Jensen Outdoor has a team of knowledgeable outdoor cushion tailors who can work with you to advise on fabric sizes required and if certain fabric types are more or less suitable for your furniture installation.

    All Sunbrella® fabrics are graded in our fabric price list that is provided to our dealers, so you can work with them to understand the colors and costs associated with your selection. Our Customer's Own Material (C.O.M.) form will help to walk you through the details required to make your fabric vision a reality. Have your retailer help you fill in our Customer's Own Material Form.

    How do I purchase Jensen Outdoor furniture?

    Jensen Outdoor sells to residential consumers through our network of retail partners located throughout North America. You can find your nearest retailer on our 'how to buy' page where you can call, get directions, or set an appointment for your visit. Find a Retailer

    For designers, you can set an appointment to visit one of our design showrooms or fill in our design sales form. Find a Design Showroom

    For contract / hospitality specifiers, you can fill in our commercial sales form. Contact Contract Sales