Casual Fireside by OW Lee
OW Lee's Casual Fireside Collection of outdoor furniture gives you a wide variety of options for finding the ideal fire pit or table. OW Lee is renowned for luxury design and craftsmanship and incorporates this heritage into each and every product that they make. Find the right table, with the right top and then design your own fire media within OW Lee's broad selection.
OW Lee is a California company that has been producing luxury quality patio patio furniture for four generations. OW Lee Furniture has a well-deserved reputation for combining the best of old world techniques and latest state of the art manufacturing processes into premium casual furniture.
Aluminum dining and lounge sets from OW Lee Patio Furniture exhibit the qualities that have made the company an industry leader: organic shapes, refined profiles, handcrafting and artisan inspired designs. The company is Greengard certified and uses recyled steel and aluminum materials in the fabrication of its patio furniture. For over sixty-five years, OW Lee furniture has graced the patios and pools of homes of distinction.
Since 1947 OW Lee has gained an award winning reputation not only for beautiful handcrafted casual furniture but also for the durable quality of its products. This provides a significant contribution to sustainability and the protection of our environment.
OW Lee has always been respectful of the natural resources used in handcrafting outdoor furniture. The quality of the product, in and of itself, makes it highly sustainable as it can be refinished and used for generations
Steel – Steel frames are made from 87.3% recycled steel. All scrap steel is recycled.
Aluminum – All aluminum scrap and frames are recycled.
Cartons – All cartons are cut to computerized specifications using an EM5-50 Right-Sized Packaging On Demand machine that reduces waste and excessive or obsolete inventories of cartons. All cardboard waste is compressed and bundled using a Harmony M-60 machine and brought to the local paper recycling company.
Foam/Dacron – Foam cores are cut to precise specifications with a Mach 1 Model M45 Automatic CNC Contour Cutting Machine, which allows precise cuts, reducing waste and obsolete inventories of pre-cut foam. Recycled Dacron is used in stuffing cushions, when available. Foam and Dacron scrap is donated to local sew shops.
Fabric – O.W Lee has invested in a state of the art fabric cutting machine that increases fabric yields and thereby reduces scrap material by more than 20%. All Sunbrella® Fabrics (60% of stocking fabrics) has a GREENGUARD Certification and the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification as a low chemical emitting product. Sunbrella also offers a recycling program directly to consumers.
Finishing/Powder Coating – Zero VOC Emissions at time of manufacturing and for the life of the product. Non-adherent primer coatings are reclaimed and re-used.
The “well to wheel” analysis applied by sustainable critics states that the cost of transportation of the product and materials used to manufacture the produce directly impacts the environment – for example, fuel consumption (fuel is non-renewable). OW Lee is a domestically produced product which makes it a desirable choice for domestic installations. Imported products from China and Asia are not as desirable insofar as the cost of transporting the product to the US.
OW Lee meets all Federal, State and Local environmental safety standards. In 2007, OW Lee received an award from the City of Ontario for 100% Environmental Compliance Excellence – Industrial Waste Water Discharge.
OW Lee has, in conjunction with San Diego State University, participated in a study on the lighting in our facility. As a result of that study, OW Lee is replacing all fluorescent bulbs with T8 LED bulbs greatly reducing electricity consumption. OW Lee is also replacing all air-conditioning units with high energy efficient units and locked thermostats.