Are the Outdoors the New Everything Space? 🌄 Room & Board Business Interiors Expands Outdoor Collection

Collection Balances Classic, Nautical-Inspired Construction Details with Modern, Industrial Materials

Adding to its signature collection of contract-grade products, Room & Board Business Interiors (BI), the iconic home furnishing company’s recently launched commercial arm, introduces a new collection of outdoor products. Blending industrial and nautical-influenced construction details, the series pairs universal materials like metal, wood and concrete with a classic range of colors that reflect ocean blues and natural greens and yellows. From umbrellas with impressive wind-ratings, to dining chairs, tables, swivel chairs, and plush sofas or chaises that can easily double as indoor furniture, the collection boasts an impressive array of low-maintenance modern furniture designed for high-function, comfort and durability.

“The flexibility of outdoor spaces has become increasingly important as commercial settings like offices and public spaces look to support their occupants in safe ways,” explains Nicole Gaynor, Business Customer Experience Manager of Room & Board Business Interiors. “As we embrace social distancing and the open-air environment, people are turning to the outdoors to serve as office spaces, meeting spaces and entertainment spaces.  A celebration of color and texture, this collection embraces nature, while infusing Room & Board’s modern, material-centric aesthetic that is beloved in homes, offices, and hospitality spaces.”

Merging the brand’s signature residential style with commercial capabilities, the expanded outdoor offer is perfectly suited to meet the demands of today’s business customer and specifier, with features like UV quartz tops, water repellant and fade resistant fabrics, marine-grade construction, open-cell and antimicrobial foam and quick-dry technology.  In keeping with Business Interiors’ commitment to service, many pieces are kept in-stock and available in as few as six days, with COM or custom items ready in as few as four weeks — unheard of lead times for the contract furniture market. Additionally, more than 90% of Room & Board’s products are manufactured in America using top-quality US and imported materials.

The Outdoor Collection furniture debuts include:

Pacifica Umbrella

The Pacifica outdoor umbrella features a generous canopy of Sunbrella® awning fabric in colors that coordinate with Business Interiors’ existing outdoor upholstery collections. With a rope pulley system worthy of a racing sailboat and a corrosion resistant, powder-coated aluminum frame, this commercial-grade umbrella is designed to last for decades with proper care. The umbrella has a 60 mph wind-rating and 100-pound base with hidden wheels for easy repositioning.
Made In: California

Cirro Umbrella

Create a space to gather in the shade with the Cirro patio umbrella. The durable fabric shade and solid bamboo base form a fresh mix of materials for a modern aesthetic. Easily raise and lower the canopy with nautically inspired rope, and move the umbrella around with the wheels on the stable granite base. This commercial-grade umbrella effortlessly brings impressive scale and style to your outdoor space and has a 25 mph wind-rating.
Made In: China

Aruba Dining Chair

The Aruba outdoor dining chair by EMU is made for enduring quality and comfort. This commercially rated dining chair has an optional comfortable outdoor cushion, a durable powder-coated finish and a steel mesh design that allows water to drain. Built for comfort, Aruba’s wide seat and back and contoured shape invite you to linger outside. This modern chair is light enough to easily move and stack, but substantial enough to stay put in windy conditions.
Made In: Italy

Rio Dining Chair

Rio brings together the organic shape of a traditional bistro chair and modern, outdoor-friendly materials. A durable powder-coating protects the chair from the elements while steel mesh allows water to drain. This commercially rated outdoor dining chair by EMU is light enough to easily move and stack, but substantial enough to stay put in windy conditions.
Made In: Italy

Kona Dining Tables

The Kona outdoor table by EMU brings modern style to any outdoor space —whether used as a desk, meeting or eating space. A steel mesh top allows water to drain so the table is always ready to enjoy. The tubular steel legs have a pedestal-inspired design for maximum leg room. Kona has a durable powder-coated finish that’s easy to wipe clean and an umbrella opening for dining in the shade.
Made In: Italy

Penelope Dining & Lounge Collection

Chairs: The Penelope outdoor chair brings a modern, architectural look with universal appeal. Durable, waterproof plastic is woven across a powder-coated steel frame with hairpin-style legs. A wide seat lends comfort to this stackable, airy lounge chair. Designed by Casprini, the Penelope collection is available exclusively at Room & Board.
Table: Perfect for small spaces, the Penelope outdoor dining table is made from long-lasting powder-coated steel that’s easy to clean. A distinctive pedestal base elevates the look of this simple, functional table. Designed by Casprini, the Penelope collection is available exclusively at Room & Board.
Made In: Italy

Soleil Lounge Chairs

Lounge Chair: The Soleil outdoor lounge chair by EMU adds a fresh and airy look to the outdoor setting. Made from steel with a powder-coated finish that’s durable and easy to clean, this stackable, commercially rated chair has an inviting scale with a deep seat that encourages relaxation.
Lounge Chair with Cushion: This durable outdoor cushion fits perfectly on the Soleil lounge chairs and features ties on the front edges to keep it in place. Filled with comfortable antimicrobial foam, this cushion is protected by durable outdoor fabric that will look great season after season.
Chaise Lounge Chair: Made from steel with a powder-coated finish that’s durable and easy to clean, this commercially rated stackable chaise has an inviting scale with a deep seat that encourages relaxation.
Made In: Italy

Boyd Accent Ottoman/Table

Lounge in comfort and style. The Maya outdoor sectional’s white zig-zag top stitching and oversized proportions catch your eye, but its comfort wins you over.  A subtly u-shaped seat and back cradles you in comfort, while a marine-grade plywood frame, open-cell foam and outdoor fabric deliver outdoor performance. This modern collection’s armless design allows you to place pieces side by side to a sectional, or pull them apart for solo lounging.
Made In: North Carolina

Oasis Lounge Collection

The low profile and plush back cushions of the Oasis collection are perfect for lounging, while subtle flange seams add a look of casual sophistication. You’ll appreciate its supportive feel and the option to arrange the pillows for your comfort. The marine-grade plywood frame, antimicrobial foam and durable outdoor fabric brings you the best in outdoor performance. Zippered back pillow covers are easily removed for machine washing (or simply rinse off everything with your garden hose). Oasis has a flexible design that allows you to combine sofas, chairs and chaises to create sectionals for outdoor entertaining and lounging. Whether you use pieces together or on their own, Oasis is made for modern outdoor comfort.
Made In: North Carolina

Alcove Lounge Chair

This large-scale outdoor lounge chair was made for spreading out and relaxing on a beautiful day. Roomy and soft, the Alcove chair has a clean modern silhouette and durability to its core. The marine-grade hardwood frame, high-resiliency foam cushions and durable outdoor fabric make for an appealing chair that can stand up to harsh weather.
Made In: North Carolina

Dining & Accent UV Quartz Composite Tops

Business Interiors quartz composite is made by mixing ground quartz- sourced from locations around the world with resin and pigment to create an exceptionally durable surface requiring little to no maintenance. The quartz composite is GREENGUARD Gold Certified® and formaldehyde-free making it a very eco-friendly option. Because it is made from naturally occurring quartz, the grain varies slightly from piece to piece, making each unique and adding depth and character to your space. This durable quartz is appropriate for indoor and outdoor use and has UV- protection incorporated into the material itself.

Key pieces from the outdoor collection will be on display at the brand’s 16 US showrooms and available directly through Room & Board Business Interiors.


Room & Board Business Interiors merges residential style with commercial capabilities, combining everything you love about Room & Board’s modern home furnishings with specialized services and commercial-grade furniture options for the contract industry, designers and architects. Contact Business Interiors.