IKEA reveals outdoor summer trends for 2009
By CNW Group Ltd.
By CNW Group Ltd.
March 9, 2009 – Trend-setting retailer IKEA recently revealed its top summer trends for 2009. Here's a look at the new products being offered in the company's outdoor living category.
Canadians love the outdoors. Although we complain about the weather, we secretly love the fact that our lives can embrace such a diversity of activities through the seasons. When the summer comes, we throw open the windows and doors and run outside. The backyard, deck or balcony becomes an extra room for our homes as we extend the indoors to the outdoors. In recent years, there has been more attention to design in outdoor spaces. IKEA's outdoor furniture range has evolved to reflect current trends as well as having a strong focus on comfort.
“This year, IKEA is introducing a whole new summer range for dining, relaxing and creating an outdoor haven." says Madeleine Lowenborg-Frick, public relations manager for IKEA Canada. "Three key trends have emerged from this season's Collection. Modular lounge seating, eco-friendly outdoor options, and graphic statements. These trends are driven by function as much as by style."
South Beach Lounge
ARHOLMA is a new sophisticated, comfortable and easy care lounge system. The rich, dark faux-rattan pieces have a striking contemporary style. The movable modules enable you to arrange the furniture however it best suits the space, making it equally at home on a large deck or a condo balcony.
The APPLARO collection of outdoor furniture is made from Acacia, a durable, hardwearing wood with a warm golden brown tone that is cultivated in plantations rather than sourced from naturally intact forests. It is a great alternative to tropical woods like teak.
The new SOLIG LED solar outdoor lights are long lasting and energy saving, while adding ambience to your evening entertaining. The SOLIG lighting series can be used as an outdoor decorative element in various ways – on the ground, on tables, in trees and even on walls – and is thoroughly tested to withstand moisture and rain.
The VANO easy chair and SOLIG accessories are all about vibrant shapes and colours juxtaposed against a natural backdrop. SOLIG cooler bags and GRENO cushions pair bright colour with graphic patterns that embody the celebratory feeling of summertime.