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OW Lee Names Paul Rogers Director of Product Development

Phifer’s Sterling Topaz Collection Brings High Design and Jewel Tones

EcoChic Lifestyles Relocates from Canada to U.S.

OW Lee Names Paul Rogers
Director of Product Development

OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits and accessories located in Ontario, California, has named Paul Rogers its new director of Product Development. 

Paul Rogers

Rogers will direct OW Lee's new product design, development and introductions as well as new concept development and material procurement for the Research and Development department. He will report to vice-president of Production, Chris Goff.

Rogers has been designing furniture for OW Lee for over 10 years and has been with the company since January of 2012 as a full-time employee. Some of his most notable designs include the San Cristobal, St. Charles and Ashbury collections. 

OW Lee was founded in 1947 in Pasadena, California. It is the premier manufacturer of fine wrought- iron and wrought-aluminum outdoor furniture and fire pits, and one of the few remaining companies in the outdoor furniture industry that still manufactures in the U.S.

Visit the OW Lee website.


Sterling Topaz Collection

Phifer’s Sterling Topaz Collection
Brings High Design and Jewel Tones

Revitalize your furniture setting and set the tone of luxuriousness and lavishness with Phifer’s Sterling Topaz Indoor/Outdoor Designed Fabrics Collection.

Phifer’s new Sterling Topaz Collection is crafted with opulent, topaz gold tones and paired with deep, moody grays for a luxurious palette that speaks to high design and collected treasures. Reminiscent of precious jewels and hand-drawn metals, this collection demonstrates the magnetism of complementary and seductive colors and is brimming with allure.  

Available in Phifer’s GeoBella cushion and coordinating Phifertex sling fabrics, the Sterling Topaz grouping is fashionable and functional, yet durable enough to hold up in your outdoor living spaces and perfectly posh for your interior spaces.

Call (205) 345-2120 or email inquiries through the Phifer website.


EcoChic Lifestyles Relocates
from Canada to U.S.

EcoChic Lifestyles, an eco-friendly wood and metal furnishings company founded in 2012 by Megan Risdon, has moved its corporate headquarters from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Los Angeles, California. After enjoying early, rapid growth, EcoChic is poised to take advantage of, and contribute to, the creative energy of Los Angeles.

The company, which designs and manufactures furniture and home furnishings from reclaimed wood sourced from tropical fishing boats, and iron from former bridges, is also the perfect fit for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent focus on Los Angeles as a city of sustainability.

“From homeowners to hotel designers and restaurateurs, our customers love the rich history, super quality and vibrant color of our reclaimed teak and metal furnishings,” said Risdon. “In just two years, we’ve demonstrated a tremendous market potential for our distinctive, stylish look and sustainability edict. Now we’re ready to take advantage of Los Angeles’ various creative industries to fuel our next wave of growth.”

EcoChic Lifestyles buys its wood directly from fishing communities in Southeast Asia. The company then cleans and treats the wood, preserving the unique paint patterns (fishing families decorate their boats themselves). The company uses only straight and solid teak, and crafts each piece by hand. EcoChic Lifestyles’ products range from larger pieces such as consoles to decorative pieces such as mirrors and wall panels.

Risdon first built a successful career in real estate. EcoChic Lifestyles was born when Risdon came upon a mirror framed with reclaimed tropical wood. Fascinated by its colors and grains, and curious about its origins, she began researching the use of reclaimed wood. She quickly unearthed stories from the 2004 Indonesian tsunami: Fishermen and their families salvaged destroyed fishing boats, using the wood to create decorative home art. Inspired by the villagers’ power to transform symbols of disaster and loss into symbols of life and hope, Risdon started EcoChic Lifestyles so that others could share in this spirit.

With facilities in Chatsworth, California, EcoChic Lifestyles currently sells its broad suite of furnishings at and ships to customers worldwide. The company also helps create custom items and can fulfill custom orders of any size.

Visit EcoChic Lifestyle's website.

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