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Nick Williams' sustainable outdoor furniture

Landscape Designer Develops Sustainable Outdoor Furniture Line

California landscape designer Nick Williams partners with furniture manufacturer Phillip Roth to create the Longridge Collection, a custom-crafted, outdoor furniture line  

For more than 50 years, nature is where landscape designer Nick Williams has spent much of his time working. Phillip Roth (not the novelist) has more than 30 years of experience in the furniture and hospitality industries. With the increasing popularity of outdoor living spaces, the two men saw a gaping void in the outdoor furniture market for functional, eco-friendly options. Who better than two veterans in landscape design and furniture building to come up with a concept for a sustainable line of outdoor furniture?

Using the principles of beauty, comfort and sustainability to guide them, Williams and Roth set about designing a collection that could be used anywhere throughout one’s yard. “All of the pieces are made from reclaimed and repurposed teakwood, which holds up extremely well under all different weather conditions,” said Williams. The result is the Longridge Collection, a furniture line for creating fabulous garden rooms that also honors the environment.  

Nick Williams' sustainable outdoor furniture line, detail

Photo credit: John Alden, JA Photography

   

Another distinctive feature of this collection is the addition of furniture “jewelry.” One can choose from sea shells, ammonite, turquoise, natural stone, patina-finished accents and inlaid glass tiles to further customize the pieces.

By using warm-hued wood stains, various fabrics, Virofiber weaving (an eco-friendly, all-weather wicker), the furniture can be custom-crafted for different settings. “There are literally thousands of different combinations that we can put together,” said Williams.  The collection includes sofas, loveseats, club chairs, dining tables and chairs, chaise lounges and ottomans. 

The Longridge Furniture line can be found at Nick Williams and Associates: www.nickwilliamsdesigns.com

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