Jensen Outdoor Wins the Lillian B. Winchester Design Excellence “Best of Show” Award at Casual Market

The International Casual Furniture Association (ICFA) Recognizes the All-Weather Tempo Collection from Jensen Outdoor with the Lillian B Westchester “Best of Show” and “Lilly” Design Excellence Awards.

Jensen Outdoor, known for bringing the best of quality and design to sustainable outdoor wood furniture, was recognized among its peers for “Best of Show” in product design excellence for its all-weather and all-out comfortable Tempo deep seating collection with the Lillian B. Westchester “Best of Show” Award and the “Lilly” Award for Outdoor Furniture from the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) at Casual Market Chicago, the industry’s annual show.

Pictured from left to right: Eric Parsons, VP of Jensen Outdoor, Sergio Prosperino, VP Sales of Ultrafabrics, and Phillip Crowe, Marketing Director of Jensen Outdoor

Excellence is its Own Reward

Excellence in product design took center stage at the Casual Market Chicago as the ICFA distinguished the most inspired and desired products in casual furniture with its Design Excellence Awards. This competition distinguished the top product innovations in 10 furniture categories for both their quality and their qualities, from color and comfort to their creativity and marketability. Jensen Outdoor stood out for design excellence in the Lounge Seating with Cushion category as the recipient of the Design Excellence Award for the Tempo All-Weather Lounge Chair. Responding to the desire for carefree outdoor comfort, designers Edi and Paolo Ciani brilliantly blended a contemporary Italian aesthetic, element-enduring materials and plush cushions dressed in water-resistant Ultrafabrics® performance fabrics to bring Tempo to life.

The water-shedding performance of Tempo allows the collection to remain outside without having to bring the cushions indoors. Letting deep seating weather the elements without worry is a first in the casual industry. By selecting Ultrafabrics® performance cushions, which are known in the commercial and marine industries for overall comfort and water-resistance, Jensen Outdoor was able to achieve this milestone for outdoor furniture.

The Best of Both Worlds

Among the 10 categories of product innovations that received Design Excellence Awards, the Tempo All-Weather Lounge Chair from Jensen Outdoor was recognized as the top of this year’s class with the Lillian B. Westchester “Best of Show” Award. Jensen Outdoor was once again distinguished for casual furniture design as the recipient of the “Lilly Award” in the Outdoor Furniture category.

The Best is Yet to Come

With great recognition comes great responsibility. In the days and years to come, Jensen Outdoor looks forward to bringing more innovation and inspiration to casual furniture and introducing more audiences to the luxury of outdoor living at its best.

About Jensen Outdoor

Jensen Outdoor is a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor furniture for the North American market. For nearly 30 years, Jensen Outdoor has brought comfort, beauty, and longevity to outdoor living through award-winning design, superior materials and a commitment to sustainability that includes the use of 100% FSC-certified Ipe timber responsibly harvested from the tropical forests of Bolivia. The result is a broad array of heirloom-quality, luxury outdoor furniture that connects people to nature and each other.

About Ultrafabrics

Ultrafabrics is a range of premium, animal-free materials that are reshaping the world of performance fabrics. Crafted in their Japanese mill using the proprietary production process, Takumi (meaning artisan) Technology, their passion is the creation of unrivaled sensorial experiences. The brand’s growing client list of luxury brands spans many industries, from residential and contract furniture, to upholstery for cars, yachts, airlines, and private jets. The selected Ultrafabrics’ materials defend against sunlight, moisture and other elements, providing optimal protection and durability. Innovative in both style and functionality, this fabric features moisture repellency, solar endurance, colorfastness, climate control technology, and EPA-registered defense against microbes, bacteria, and mildew.