The right mix

At this year’s Interior Design Show, Andrew Richard Designs “mixed it up” with new spring and summer trends.

ARD unveiled its first-ever mixed weave; Andrew Bockner, co-founder and principal designer of Andrew Richard Designs, has evolved his signature weave to blend his most popular colours into one cohesive mosaic. Additionally, the company showed its first marine leather pieces in the new, innovative Vision Leather Collection.

“Combining our espresso, light grey, and snow white weaves, we have reinvented our patented Solartex material to create an exclusive mixed weave,” says Bockner. “We are thrilled with the result, and were very excited to display it for the design community at the show.”

A natural extension of ARD’s established collections, the mixed weave brings a refreshed sophistication to the outdoors. Warm white-washed and reclaimed teak is combined with industrial touches of stainless steel to highlight the mixed weave at the collection’s centrepiece. A classic colour palette of black, white and shades of grey has been combined with pops of red and accents of houndstooth, stripes, fine checks and graphic prints, to fashionably reimagine outdoor living.

“After creating over 15 different weave colours over the last seven years at ARD, we wanted to bring something never before seen in an outdoor setting to elevate and inspire the way we think of outdoor living for the 2014 season,” says Bockner.

New collections include: the Prague Lounge Collection in the new mixed weave; the Harrison Daybed in smoke weave with industrial stainless-steel accents; the Vision Leather Collection and the Grace Lounge Collection with chic houndstooth cushions. Collections redesigned with the mixed weave will also include popular items such as the Sofitel Dining Chair, Wave Chaise and the Vista Dining Chair.


Andrew Richard Designs is a Canadian luxury outdoor furniture brand celebrated for its materials and designs. The Toronto- based company founded by designer and entertaining expert, Andrew Bockner, creates custom, unique experiences to enhance both the space and lifestyle of its customers. Andrew Richard Designs caters to an impressive list of global high-end hotels, restaurants and celebrities. Some of the company’s notable clients include Four Seasons Resorts, Fairmont Turnberry Resorts, Mayan Resorts, Sandals Resorts, Tao Nightclub Las Vegas, Palazzo Hotel and Casino, Marriott Resorts, Hilton Resorts, The Hazelton Hotel and The Chase Restaurant in Toronto, Taboo Resort Golf Club and Spa, Walt Disney Properties, The Wynn Encore Las Vegas, The Breakers Hotel, and The Strand Hotel New York.

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