The Great Lakes Collection from Sutherland Furniture features inserts made of Ecoplex, a composite material containing 97% post-consumer recycled plastics by weight. The material has a unique texture and finish, requires no waterproofing or staining, and is resistant to moisture, fading, insects, splintering, and warping. Frames are recyclable powder-coated aluminum and available in bronze, sand dollar, storm, and chalk. The collection, designed by Terry Hunziker, includes a lounge chair and ottoman, extension and round dining tables, dining, side, and arm chairs, a sofa, an armless chaise, coffee and occasional tables, a bar stool and table, and planters. The furniture is suitable for both residential and hospitality applications. sutherlandfurniture.com
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