Summer Classics is a premier, luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer. They produce modern, high quality resin wicker, cast aluminum, wrought aluminum, teak, and wrought iron patio furniture. Their outdoor cushions feature an exclusive line of durable fabrics that are made to withstand the harsh conditions of all outdoors environments.
Summer Classics furniture stands out because it is exciting and unexpected. Yet it also timeless and fashionable. At Summer Classics, their designers are inspired to create sophisticated products. They do this by combining traditional craftsmanship techniques with innovative usage of diverse materials. In a disposable culture, this makes Summer Classics a purchase that will last for generations. Summer Classics has passionately designed and created outdoor furniture for well over a quarter century. Shop our line of Summer Classics furniture today to elevate your patio or other outdoor living space.
The History of Summer Classics
Founded in 1978, today’s Summer Classics® is a far cry from its humble beginnings as a plastic umbrella base manufacturer. When Bew White III, president and CEO of Summer Classics, graduated from Auburn University in 1970 with a degree in textile engineering, the phrase “outdoor room” had hardly been coined. A weather-worthy chair was little more than a lightweight aluminum frame, colorfully, though delicately, wrapped in pliable vinyl tubing.
Just over 20 years later, in the 2000s, Summer Classics was ahead of the game with the introduction of a type of product that was a proper match for the technological boom, and exhausted boomers of the new millennium: resin wicker. No longer did one have to worry about organic wicker material cracking and breaking after extended exposure to weather, especially after the sun’s UV rays degraded its structural integrity on a molecular level. Combining resin wicker with wrought aluminum frames, Summer Classics began producing innovative outdoor furniture that maintained the beauty of natural wicker, but could withstand five years of outdoor exposure without the first signs of cracking or discoloration. The end product was lightweight, comfortable, fashionable, and built to last.
Summer Classics Furniture Materials
Summer Classics uses a variety of high-quality materials to create their stunning pieces.
Cast Aluminum - Superior grade molten aluminum alloy is hand-poured into a mold made from exceptionally detailed woodcarvings. Each casting is hand polished to provide a smooth, finished surface for painting. After a multi-step cleaning process, the furniture receives a baked-on powder paint coat, much thicker and harder than conventional wet paint, followed by a hand-applied antique accent.
Wrought Aluminum - Features heavy, .65mm wall thickness tubing, strengthened at stress points with interior wall supports and galvanized steel inserts, triple hand polished 360° welds, and a high-solids polyester, powder-coated finish, ten times thicker than wet-coat paint. Available in 6 different finishes our wrought aluminum products are as versatile as they are functional.
Stainless Steel - At Summer Classics, we use a 304 grade stainless steel that has a high chromium and nickel content. This austenitic steel has both strength and corrosion resistance, making it ideal for a long life in outdoor applications. Our stainless steel receives 360 degree welds that are hand polished for maximum durability and a finished look.
Plantation Harvested Teak - The finest teak in the world was sought out to design our wooden furniture pieces. Teak Collections feature plantation grown high quality teak frames with mortise and tenon construction. All of our Teak Collections are available in Natural Teak and our Oyster Teak finish, which was designed to mimic the silvery grey patina teak develops as it ages.
Summer Classics is now known in all 50 states and throughout Canada. We ship this durable and well-warranted line of outdoor patio furniture nearly anywhere in the United States and offer it in our Atlanta area retail location, as well! Visit us today at our showroom on Roswell Road, near Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell, Alpharetta, Smyrna, and Vinings.