Home Zone: Take a load off
Jun 08,2007 00:00 by Maggie_Reed

Kick your feet up, literally, sit back and relax.

The new Curve by Outback Chair Co. gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "hanging out."

PUT YOUR FEET UP - The Curve is the latest addition to the Urban Balance collection from Outback Chair Co. The gentle contours of the Curve's seat and back promise a whole new horizon of floating relaxation. CNS Photo courtesy of Outback Chair Co.  
MAKE YOUR ROOM BLOOM - With Johnson Hardware's versatile Pocket Door Frames, you can bring beauty to unexpected places in your home. CNS Photo courtesy of Johnson Hardware. 
The gentle contours of the Curve's seat and back promise a new horizon of floating relaxation.

Made of premier-quality materials, the chair features all-weather resin rattan in a dark-chocolate color with an epoxy-coated aluminum frame. The pillows are available in ocean blue, kiwi green and mandarin orange.

The hanging haven is 45 inches wide, 30 inches deep and 60 inches high. Weighing in at 300 pounds, hardware is included and the suggested price is $400.

The Curve is the latest in the Urban Balance Collection, manufacturers of hanging furniture.

In addition to the Curve, the collection also includes the Cove (a floating alcove) and the Wave (a boldly styled hammock).

The resin rattan allows air to circulate through the weave of Urban Balance furniture for cool comfort in warm weather. Unlike conventional rattan and wicker, resin rattan is ultra-violet resistant, durable and maintenance-free allowing it to stand up against the sun, rain and dirt.

Urban Balance pillows are made of quick-drying and easy to clean olefin - known for its light weight, comfortable feel and resistance to deterioration from sunlight, moisture and mildew.

"With our Urban Balance collection, Outback Chair Co. is re-imagining the entire hanging furniture category," said company President Jack Bass. "All-weather resin rattan is an elegant alternative that takes the category mainstream, appeals to upscale consumers, and offers higher price points and margins for retailers.

Outback's hanging furniture line includes chairs, loungers, recliners and hammocks that offer lofty relaxation.

For more information, visit www.outbackchair.com.


In the mood to shut the rest of the world out ... or let it in? And, do it with style and beauty?

All too often, interior doors have seldom been noticed and rarely admired due to their utilitarian nature and function.

Not any more. Johnson Hardware's Pocket Door Frame can create stunning entryways and seamless transitions within and between rooms.

By creating a sliding door-in-the-wall, which consumes no room real estate, the pocket door frame makes it a breeze to expand rooms and hallways into larger spaces or close them off to create private areas, depending on the situation or mood.

With sizes for doors up to 5 feet wide and 9 feet high, Johnson Hardware's Series 200 pocket door frames hold up to 300 pounds of door weight and can accommodate a door panel depth of 1 3/4 or 1 3/8 inches.

It is an economical and space-saving replacement for traditional doors and allows you to add surprising accents such as stained glass, hand-carved wooden paneling, sleek unique shapes, wrought iron accents and even dramatic transoms.

For more information, call 800-837.5664 or visit www.johnsonhardware.com.

Maggie Reed can be reached at margaret.reed@copleynews.com; 619-718-5821; or P.O. Box 120190, San Diego, CA 92112.  © Copley News Service