The Interior Designer’s Guide to Telescope Casual Furniture

The Interior Designer’s Guide to Telescope Casual Furniture

Outdoor spaces can be vastly different and more challenging to design than indoor spaces. 

There are several elements at play, and you need to consider each before creating a successful design plan.

Something as simple as selecting outdoor furniture becomes complex when you have to consider everything from sun damage and moisture to weather and dust. These can wreak havoc on furniture not designed for the outdoors. 

There is also the matter of factoring in your client's preferences and sourcing high-quality furniture that will last many years.

Ultimately, you'll need to deliver a long-lasting private outdoor oasis that your clients find inviting and comfortable.

Fortunately, this process doesn't have to be overwhelming. We're here to introduce you to a range of outdoor furniture that delivers on all fronts. Telescope Casual Furniture is a "Made in America" venture with an exceptional product line that meets your clients' outdoor furnishing demands. 

This article discusses Telescope's products in detail and provides recommendations for your design needs.

Why Choose Telescope Casual Furniture for Client Projects?

A Century-Old Brand

Telescope has a long history that began in New York City. In 1903, the company started as a turn-of-the-century furniture manufacturer. Nearly two decades later, it relocated to Granville, NY, where it has thrived for the past century and beyond. 

Its timeless, homegrown quality shines through in each of its products, giving you confidence to use them for your clients' outdoor needs.

Commercial-Grade Quality

Telescope Casual Furniture is well-known for its commercial-grade quality. It uses durable materials such as:

  • Cast Aluminum
  • Marine-grade polymer

The use of marine-grade polymer in Telescope is especially remarkable due to its highly sustainable nature. This high-tech material contains over 30% recycled resin. It is a type of high-density polyethylene that doesn't emit harmful gases into the environment when used. 

Marine-grade polymer furniture can survive for years. Its innate, non-porous nature renders it resistant to moisture. It will not split, crack, or rot in the hot sun or bad weather.

Diverse Furniture Categories

Telescope Casual Furniture features several unique categories of furniture and related accessories. 

Aside from outdoor sofas, tables, and chairs, you'll find several options for your clients' outdoor projects, including:

  • Deep-seating cushions
  • Contact straps
  • Fire tables 
  • Umbrellas and bases
  • Patio heaters

Telescope is also well-known for its sling furniture collection, which is a trendy patio style that helps you design a relaxed outdoor space for your clients. 

Its laidback sling-style orientation promotes comfort, while the sling fabric is resistant to:

  • Stretching
  • Discoloration
  • Stains
  • Wear and tear
  • Sun exposure

Top Telescope Casual Furniture Recommendations 

Telescope's versatile furniture collection has something in store for every outdoor requirement. In this section, we highlight the best picks to suit specific outdoor styles.

Lakeside Leisure: Newport Adirondack Swivel Armchair

Adirondack chairs have that innate quality to make any outdoor space look timeless and charming. They evoke images of cozy winters and conversations by the fire. If your client needs something for their lakeside or seaside home, this Adirondack Swivel Armchair from Telescope would be an excellent addition. 

This chair adds a modern twist to the classic Adirondack chair with a unique 360-degree swivel motion feature. Its high-backed incline provides comfort, allowing your clients to enjoy cocktails and dinners late into the night. 

The seat and backrest are made of rustic polymer, which can be customized to color preferences. It also gives the chair a textured charm.

Here are some of its other standout features:

  • High-quality stainless-steel hardware
  • 100% aluminum frame with powder coating for weather-resistance
  • Won't rust, crack, or peel


28"W x 28"D x 51"H

Eden Escape: Belle Isle Cushion 2-Seat Glider

Create a dreamy garden setting for your client to read, take long naps, or watch their children play. This casual two-seat glider is one of the finest platform rockers you've seen, created with a blend of tradition and modernity. 

In true glider fashion, the backrest slings back for a comfortable seating position. You can also personalize it by adding an elevated backrest or headrest. The glider base has a modern, minimalist design that looks aesthetic without taking up too much space. The curved armrests give it a chic look. 

The glider's most striking feature is its Belle Isle cushions. These luxurious cushions offer a deep-seating position for your clients to unwind in.

Some other features include:

  • Customizable cushion fabrics
  • Customizable furniture color
  • Stainless-steel hardware
  • Aluminum frame with powder coating
  • Arms made of marine-grade polymer
  • Quick-drain cushions


49.5"W x 33"D x 38"H

Veranda Vistas: Porch Swing with Arm Accents

There's nothing like the comforting shade of a veranda or porch to keep you cool on a hot summer day. Even better when it's enjoyed from a modern-style porch swing. If you're looking to design a client's veranda space, this Casual Porch Swing from Telescope is the perfect match. 

Its ergonomic design provides comfort, and its sleek structure can fit into compact spaces. The frame is sturdy and composed of powder-coated aluminum that resists sun damage. Its arms are made of marine-grade polymer, which resists moisture and cracking. 

You can add two back cushions for an extra cost. The seat is made of high-quality Sunbrella fabric that can be customized by color.

Some of its other features include:

  • Front and back attachments for hanging
  • 100% stainless steel hardware
  • Customizable colors for the aluminum frame


65"W x 34.5"D x 29"H

Poolside Paradise: Gardenella Sling Armless Chaise

This sling chaise is a must-have piece if your client loves poolside fun and patio cookouts. Its cool retro-style design is a vibe in itself. The sling fabric is worth noting: It is made of quick-drying material to make poolside adventures more enjoyable. 

The best part is that your clients can replace the sling over time instead of the entire frame. The frame is made from authentic aluminum and has a powder coating to protect it from the sun and moisture. 

Your clients can enjoy blissful summers lounging thanks to its flexible design, which can switch from inclined to lay-flat positions. During the off-season, its stackable design enables easy storage. 

Other features include:


27"W x 78"D x 43"H

Design Tips for a Relaxed Outdoor Space

When your client requests a "relaxed outdoor space," the idea can seem vague and broad. Use the simple tips below to elevate your client's outdoor space and transform it into an outdoor oasis. 

Fire Pit: Adding a fire pit or a fire table can spruce up the aesthetics of any outdoor space and improve its functionality. Natural elements have a grounding effect, so having a fire pit to unwind next to on crisp nights is something your client will appreciate. Check out this glass-enclosed fire table by Telescope Casual for inspiration.

Water Features: Similar to fire, water adds a calming atmosphere to any outdoor setting. Adding a water feature is a great way to create a zen spot in the garden, and there are so many creative ways to do so! Depending on your client's preferences, you can add a small freestanding fountain, a wall fountain, a birdbath, or a koi pond.

Seating Options: Ensure there's enough seating to go around your client's outdoor space. This doesn't always mean installing large furniture items. Balance the layout by using smaller pieces like this charming Belle Isle ottoman, which adds to the aesthetic while serving as an extra seating place. 

Landscaping: Clients often want an "everything place" in their outdoors, where they can unwind, talk, nap, read, or do any of the activities they'd do indoors. Landscaping plays a big role here. 

As a designer, you can elevate your client's backyard by sprucing up the landscaping. Consider introducing a rock garden, a small pond, or a shaded herb garden to the outdoor setting.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can my clients maintain Telescope's aluminum furniture?

Using non-abrasive cleaning solutions is advisable to remove scuff marks or minor scratches on the frame. They can also use mild soap and water to clean. It's important to occasionally clean the frame surface to keep the powder-coated finish as good as new. It's best to avoid using chemical cleaners as they can damage the powder-coated surface.

Can Telescope Casual Furniture be left outdoors in the winter?

It's not recommended to leave Telescope Casual Furniture outdoors in the winter. If this happens, the tubing should be regularly drained to avoid water or ice build-up.

Does Telescope Casual Furniture offer a warranty?

Telescope offers a 15-year warranty on its outdoor furniture frames and a three-year warranty for powder coating. The warranty covers splintering, rotting, or cracking.

Designing Timeless Outdoor Spaces with Telescope Casual Furniture

Whether it's lounging by the poolside or relaxing on the porch, Telescope's furniture collections provide comfort, style, and longevity. With customizable features and high-grade materials like marine-grade polymer and powder-coated aluminum, designers can confidently create outdoor spaces that will stand the test of time.

Telescope's century-long legacy of excellence makes it a preferred choice for interior designers looking to create long-lasting outdoor sanctuaries for their clients.

When sourcing Telescope furniture, working with reliable partners and retailers is important. Modern Patio Design is one of the brand's most trusted online retailers, known for its commercial-grade and residential outdoor furniture. 

Make Modern Patio Design your first choice for high-end patio furnishings for your discerning clients. Visit our website to learn more, or contact us to inquire about our products.