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Excellence Reclines Here: Trellis Modern Lounge Chair Wins 2023 ICFA Design Excellence Category Award

By Phillip Crowe

The Trellis Modern Lounge Chair, designed by Edi & Paolo Ciani for Jensen Outdoor, wins the 2023 Design Excellence Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) in the category of Lounge Seating Without Cushion.

Sandston, VA — Excellence Reclines Here. Transcending the boundaries of elegance, the Trellis Modern Lounge Chair by Jensen Outdoor has clinched the coveted 2023 Design Excellence Award by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA). An ode to sustainability and luxury, the Trellis Chair embodies the future of comfort in outdoor living.

Eric Parsons, President of Jensen Outdoor, states, “This award marks a landmark in our journey, affirming our relentless pursuit of blending beauty, comfort, and sustainability.” Designed by Edi & Paolo Ciani, the Trellis Chair captivates with its angular frame and contoured seat, redefining traditional Adirondack aesthetics. The piece is meticulously crafted from 100% FSC®-Certified Ipe Wood, complemented by deep charcoal gray, zinc-plated stainless steel hardware. “Trellis’s design embodies a novel approach to luxury outdoor living, cultivating an experience that invites as much as it excites,” says Parsons.

For Jensen Outdoor, this recognition from ICFA reinforces the brand’s standing as a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor wood furniture for the North American market At the heart of their operation lies the commitment to sustainability. Every piece crafted is a testament to their dedication to preserving the rich forests of Bolivia, leveraging FSC®-Certified Ipe timber to create heirloom-quality furniture pieces that will grace homes for generations to come.

“The award highlights our vision for a harmonious future where luxury and sustainability intersect,” shares Parsons. “With the Trellis Chair, we’re proud to offer a tangible manifestation of this vision.” The company’s ‘seeds of sustainability’ ethos breathes life into their manufacturing process, as they manage over 2 million acres of dry-tropical forests in Eastern Bolivia, ensuring the protection and longevity of these invaluable resources.

With an established presence across the USA and Canada, Jensen Outdoor invites all to be part of this sustainable luxury experience, offering beautifully designed furniture that upholds both ecological integrity and exquisite design. “We craft furniture to be passed down through generations, and it’s only fitting that our commitment to forest preservation follows the same ethos,” says Parsons. “Our furniture adorns your leisure spaces, but also safeguards a future we can all be proud of.”

This accolade further asserts Jensen Outdoor’s position as the vanguard of luxury outdoor wood furniture, as the 2022 introduction of the Tempo collection won “Best of Show” for design in the same competition.

Join Jensen Outdoor at Casual Market Atlanta, July 10-13, 2023 in our to-the-trade showroom containing the award-winning Trellis and many more luxury outdoor designs:


About Jensen Outdoor

Jensen Outdoor is a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor wood furniture for the North American market. The company is committed to sustainability, using 100% FSC-certified Ipe timber harvested from the tropical forests of Bolivia to craft heirloom-quality pieces. Jensen Outdoor’s furniture is “Made to Inspire,” bringing comfort, beauty, and longevity to outdoor living.

About ICFA

The International Casual Furnishings Association, based in High Point, N.C., unites manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives, and designers of outdoor furnishings, alongside industry suppliers, in their shared vision of delivering excellent outdoor living experiences.

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