How do you distinguish one outdoor patio brand from another? Years in production? Materials? Popularity? Price? About.com has compiled a handy go-to list of garden furniture brands, companies and manufacturers. Explore each company's website to learn more about the products and where you can buy them.
Agio's 2012 outdoor patio furniture collection includes the all-weather wicker Del Sol, Balmoral, Avignon and Tradition.
Founded in 1975, Sophia, North Carolina-based Braxton Culler is known for its rattan, wicker, and outdoor weatherproof patio furniture.
Pasadena, California, seems to be where at least a few of the big names in outdoor patio furniture got their start. Think about it: the sunny climate, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, it was a winter destination for wealthy easterners in the early 1900s. Brown Jordan began in 1945 by Robert Brown and Hubert Jordan in Pasadena. The first pieces were made of tubular aluminum and vinyl lace and referred to as "leisure" furniture. Today, the company has features more than 30 collections in a range of design styles and material for residential and contract environments.
If the name sounds familiar, it's because Broyhill has been around for more than a century. Its family of brands includes Drexel Heritage, Lane, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and Thomasville. Broyhill's line of outdoor furniture includes Radiance club chairs, deep-seating loveseat, sofa, chaise lounge, dining set, swivel rocker and side tables.
Founded in 1993, Casa Casual features cast aluminum and cast iron casual furniture and accessories. Distribution centers are located in Irwindale, California, and Greensboro, North Carolina.
In the early 1990s, the Arad family started Cast Classics out of a small warehouse in Southern California. Today, the factory totals nearly one million square feet and employs about 1,000 people. Materials and styles include aluminum, woven and sling.
Georgia-based Erwin and Sons Direct Imports is a 26-year-old outdoor furniture company that features premium, all-weather products. Among them: the Bahama Wind and Island Collection -- all-weather wicker, cast and extruded aluminum and loom; Lightweights mosaic stone tabletops and Wonderwood polyresin.