An internationally renowned designer with a career spanning more than 30 years, Richard Frinier is best known for his outdoor furniture collections. Today, he is principal and managing partner of his own international design consultancy, where he has licensed partnerships with elite brands including Sunbrella fabrics, Brown Jordan, Century Furniture, Dedon, and Currey & Company. His award-winning furniture, textile, lighting, and home accent designs appoint the finest resorts, spas and residences around the world.
Frinier finds inspiration in romantic and exotic destinations, particularly where original culture and aesthetics are not fully influenced by Western civilization. These captivating locales serve to inspire his timeless collections.
Frinier has always been fascinated with textiles, which serve as an important design element in his work. He has enjoyed collaborating with Sunbrella over 25 years.
As a licensed Sunbrella designer, Frinier has created many innovative fabric constructions, colors and patterns. His line includes over 400 fabric styles, including classically styled base cloths, sophisticated stripes and patterned fabrics that are as beautiful and comfortable inside the home as they are outside.
Frinier designs with durable materials to create furnishings, fabrics and accessories that withstand the elements. His collections are crafted of stainless steel, aluminum, brass, teak, woven polyethelene Hularo fiber, and mahogany, along with Sunbrella performance fabrics. These distinctive designs are appealing for the home and garden, and both residential and contract environments.
"Whether my designs are specified by architects, interior designers or consumers for indoor or outdoor use, they always feel confident in the luxurious styling and worry-free performance. Sunbrella eliminates concerns about stains, fading, mold or mildew, which frees me to create textiles that are authentic, relevant and remarkably durable for today's lifestyles."