The newly formed Edwin Blue, a handmade modern furniture company, has launched a new outdoor line, the Rise collection. The line is offered in two varieties of hardwood, old-growth sinker cypress and FSC-certified machiche, and has a 304-type stainless steel frame with nonmarking, UV-, and corrosion-resistant low-density polyethylene feet. Rise includes low-lying, casual seating, lounging, and dining options, including dining and side tables, lounge chairs, ottomans, and bar stools, and each piece is made in the United States. The line also includes a 43-1/2"-by-36-1/4" bar. edwinblue.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.