Unlike Ordinary Outdoor Collections, Bassett is Built to Last
For more than 100 years, Bassett’s dedication to quality has been the hallmark of the brand. Bassett’s Outdoor Collection takes that quality outside where we design and craft outdoor furniture with superior materials and artisan craftsmanship you can see in the wood, metal, wicker, and upholstery furniture. Easy-care, durable, and made to be the most comfortable outdoor furniture you can get.
Let’s talk about superior materials and methods
Performance resin wicker furniture
Our performance resin wicker is made from recyclable high-density polyethylene resin, which has a high tensile strength that makes it extremely difficult to damage.
It is infused with an industry-leading ultraviolet (UV) inhibitor and weather-resistant additives to ensure the resin wicker will stand up to the most brutal elements and not fade, crack, or break due to UV sun exposure. In turn, this means that sun, humidity, rain, and snow don’t have a chance against our performance resin wicker. If you compare ours to other outdoor furniture brands, you’ll see the other synthetic materials they use will likely not contain UV inhibitors, making them much less resistant to color loss and damage from heat and cold.
(Designer tip: Best-selling Huntington sofas, sectionals, and new accent chairs are now available in a golden-tone natural raffia in addition to classic weathered raffia. You’ll love how the gold tone is created in the resin—not on the surface-applied finish like other synthetic wickers—giving it tremendous longevity.
Look, too, at the newest five-piece wicker collection called Camden. It features a modular sectional style sofa you can size up or down to fit your space. Love, love, love the heathered grey fine weave that it comes in!)
Plantation grown solid teak wood furniture
It is rare but true that 100 percent of Bassett’s teak furniture is made from Grade A, plantation-grown solid teak from Indonesia. This premium-grade teak wood offers all-weather resiliency and long-lasting natural beauty. In fact, it’s the same marine-grade teak that is used on yachts.
Grade A has a close grain and is nearly knot free, while others use Grade B teak, which is stained to hide the streaks, splotches, and knots. Most importantly, Bassett’s teak is responsibly sourced from reforested teak plantations.
Powder-coated aluminum furniture
Using only commercial-grade aluminum extrusions, Bassett crafts the furniture’s inner walls to be twice as thick as the industry standard. This provides exceptional strength and resistance to bending and breaking. Extrusions are double reinforced with support structure ribbing to add strength in load-bearing areas.
And at stress points, 360-degree welds secure the joints, visible welds are buffed and smoothed for the artisan-quality appearance of fine furniture not often seen in outdoor furniture.
Perhaps the most vital step in finishing the metal is Bassett’s five-step pre-treatment that cleans and prepares the aluminum to receive an extra-duty powder coat, affording better adhesion, which results in better durability and weather resistance.
Bassett’s architectural-quality powder coat produces a thicker, more durable finish and uniform surface to further increase longevity and durability. Our powder coated aluminum is rust-proof, corrosion-resistant, and mildew-resistant so it’s easy to care for in salty, rugged coastal climates.
(Designer tip: Our popular USA-crafted Bonavista aluminum collection welcomes a dining table and chairs with a choice of three arm styles—track, sloped, and arched; and a sling seat in eight fabric choices.
Even better, this beauty comes in textured black, white, or mocha, plus driftwood, or graphite. New sling fabric lounge chair, chaise and round end tables called Walker are available in the same finishes and fabrics as Bonavista. So, check ‘em out!)
USA-Made Cushions and Pillows
Bassett’s designs outdoor seating to be the most comfortable you can get. Premium seat cushions include a Reaxion foam® topper with air flow technology that further promotes cooling and breathability. Every Bassett cushion gets an antimicrobial treatment to resist mold and mildew; and each cushion core is topped with a layer of fiber for a soft, pillow-top feel. This all comes standard.
The best seating support systems offer flexibility for ultimate comfort, like ours. The wicker and aluminum collections feature a latticed grid of highly resilient vinyl PVC straps that attach securely to the aluminum frames. The seating grid is designed to provide deep seating comfort and reliable support, be removable for cleaning, and even replaceable. In our performance resin wicker frames, the seating grid receives extra support with aluminum-reinforcing structural components. And on the spring lounge chair designs, the motion is enabled by three fiberglass spring pads that offer movement and flex while retaining their strength over time.
The spring pads are bolted to the frame with stainless steel bolts and washers that will not rust. If you compare all this to our competitors, you’ll see they often use just two spring pads, which will likely be less flexible (read comfortable) and not last as long as ours.
Performance Outdoor Fabrics
Bassett’s designers use only 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic fabrics for longevity and color retention. Dying the fabric’s fibers all the way to the core enables the fabric to retain its vibrant colors and resist the sun’s harsh UV rays. Solution-dyed acrylic resists stains, mildew, and mold. When life gets messy (and it always does), all of these premium fabrics can be cleaned with a little bleach, and all of the covers are sewn with UV-resistant color-matched thread to ensure longevity and seam integrity.
The fabrics come in a spectrum of colors and patterns so you can express your individuality. While many of these are Bassett exclusives, they’re all performance-level and easy to care for in the most popular palettes of blues, greens, grays, and neutrals.
If your backyard is calling you out, answer with the new Bassett Outdoor collection. For more options and ideas, shop Bassett online or in-store. Book an appointment with your very own Bassett Design Consultant (it’s free). Sign up for emails below to be in-the-know about sales and promotions.