Design

Customization

At Andrew Richard Designs we offer custom made and designed outdoor furnishings. Whether it’s making a few minor changes to the dimension or design of one of our existing products, or starting totally from scratch to create a completely distinctive new collection perfectly tailored to your space, style and design, no matter the scale.

 

In addition to private residential clients, Andrew Richard Designs has worked with the world’s best hotels, restaurants, and corporate businesses to design outdoor environments and experiences uniquely suited to each client and their particular brand.

   

Contact us here to book a design consultation at our downtown showroom.  

Materials

Weave

To achieve superior quality, Andrew Richard Designs has developed a patented woven material called Solartex. This is comprised of high-density polyethylene and is reinforced with fine PVC fibers that evokes the look and feel of wicker. Solartex can withstand sun, salt, acid rain, pollution and extreme temperatures. Solartex will not fade, crack, or split, making it the perfect solution for outdoor commercial and residential projects.

Frame

We use tubular and cast aluminum to build our frames. Aluminum is a weather resistant, rust-proof, noncorroding material. We produce a 2.5-3mm aluminum tube thickness that is significantly higher than the standard for contract and residential applications. Our furniture is designed for strength, durability and comfort.

Teak

Our teak furniture is beautifully handcrafted and carved to complement the character of any outdoor environment. It is a renewable, eco-friendly resource we farm in Indonesia specifically for furniture production. Teak is incredibly oil rich, which protects it from extreme weather and reduces its tendency to crack or split and is resistant to rotting, moisture, and acid rain, easily maintained with teak oil.

 

Reclaimed Teak

An environmentally friendly option, at Andrew Richard Designs we seek out old weather-beaten teak furniture from a variety of locations to revive. We stop further aging by treating and re-protecting this naturally oil rich wood to stand the test of time in an outdoor environment. After the cutting and refinishing process, the teak is then constructed to make each final process completely unique.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers a fresh approach to the design of casual furnishings. It is sleek, stylish and perfectly complements a contemporary outdoor room. Stainless steel has a thin chromium oxide film that provides significant corrosion and rust resistance. For this reason, stainless steel is both durable and reliable outdoors, even in harsh climates. Furthermore, stainless steel is not a significant conductor of heat preventing exposed frames from becoming too hot in direct sun.

 

Solartex Weaves

Current Stocked Weave Colours

 

Espresso

Tiger

Light Gray

Smoke

White

Chro

 

 

Past Weave Colours - Special Order Only

 

Graphite

Slate

Oyster

Silk

Copper

Antique Brown

Sand

Orange

Vermilion

Red

Light Blue

Green

 

Fabrics

We are happy to offer Sunbrella Fabrics to ensure years of use for your outdoor furniture.

 

Our local manufacturing facility in Toronto, Canada has been producing custom cushions and umbrellas for nearly 50 years. We stock hundreds of fabrics (primarily Sunbrella) in solid colours, textures, stripes, and patterns to suit any environment, taste, style or application. Sunbrella fabrics are solution dyed acrylics that have been specially designed and tested for their maintenance free qualities to make them fade-proof, as well as stain and mildew resistant. Though we recommend cushions be brought inside (especially in the Fall & Winter) to extend their longevity, Sunbrella’s overall construction makes tough enough to withstand the elements outside in season and all the little accidents that come with everyday living.

For more information regarding Sunbrella fabrics, click here.