Castelle: Original Designs Created by True Artisans
Castelle, which is a division of Pride Family Brands gets the nod for a Luxist nomination in the best outdoor furniture category.
Founded more than 30 years ago in Miami, Pride Family Brands started out as a retail and manufacturing operation. Just a few months into its history, Pride shifted its focus to selling its designs to casual furniture stores all around the country. In 1983 Pride moved its manufacturing base to Costa Rica, where it resides today.
Today, the Castelle brand is just one part of a Pride roster that consists of some 800 members, from skilled craftsmen to computer operators. Products are hand-painted and hand-polished, set apart by sepia hues and exotic textures. Made from aluminum but finished with that natural touch, Pride's Castelle line combines modernity with a warm and inviting earthiness.
Castelle's expansive furniture line offers designs dreamed up with exotic locales in mind – Casablanca, Jakarta, Corsica, and more. In addition to the usual furniture offerings, Castelle produces an array of accessories including serving carts, throw pillows, umbrellas, racks and even lazy susans, ideal for enhancing any outdoor setup.
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