Kingsport, Tenn. - At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) May 19-22, Derek Chen’s premium furniture brand, Council, will exhibit a new line of outdoor furniture by award-winning designer Eric Pfeiffer and made of a new material – Perennial Wood. Please contact me in advance to schedule an appointment with Eric Pfeiffer, Derek Chen, and representatives from Perennial Wood (booth #1708).
The collection includes a stacking chair, a lounge and a series of tables. According to Pfeiffer, it is minimal and restrained – almost utilitarian in its material use. Grown and produced here in the U.S.A., Perennial Wood provides aesthetic and performance characteristics not currently available to the outdoor market. The new Council collection will be available this fall.
Manufactured by Eastman and introduced this spring, Perennial Wood is modified via a proprietary process that permanently transforms the wood’s cell structure using heat, pressure and an organic compound. Perennial Wood resists damage from moisture and outdoor elements for decades, competing with hardwoods and rivaling teak in both beauty and performance.
All three U.S.-based organizations, Eastman, Pfeiffer and Council, are committed to sustainability and U.S.-sourced materials. The collaboration is based on the principles of environmental reverence and quality American craftsmanship.