Elegant aluminum and cast outdoor garden furniture.
Before the advent of aluminum patio furniture any chairs or tables used outdoors were taken from the kitchen and dining room. According to Ellen S. Wilson's article "Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets" in Carnegie Magazine, the use of aluminum products first became popular in the kitchen.
It wasn't long before the demand for aluminum outdoor products would prompt designers to begin showing outdoor living furniture made of aluminum. Furniture made by Alcoa, the first aluminum maker in America, resembled old furniture styles made of wood.
Aluminum legs were made to look like turned wood legs and were even painted to look like wood grain. As buyers began to enjoy the modern look of aluminum furniture it took on its own look.
In the 70's and 80's plastic outdoor living furniture became the rage replacing aluminum outdoor furniture. Recently, consumers have once again began to enjoy the durability and light weight of aluminum patio furniture and designers are responded with furniture that is stylish and modern.