FrontRunners: Inside Out
Catering to what it calls the "in-out" lifestyle, French furniture company Sifas created Kwadra (www.sifasusa.com), a six-piece collection comprising tables, chairs, and a chaise lounge that can be used indoors or outside. The furniture, made of lacquered aluminum and water- and mildew-resistant canvas, is durable enough for the outdoors and still stylish enough for interiors. Lacquered components are available in a smooth or structured-granite finish, and the canvas comes in three colors. Prices range from $445 for a chair to $2,280 for a dining table.