The award-winning Topaz Collection, manufactured by Jensen Leisure, has flown out of Rich’s showrooms during the past few years. These gorgeous hardwood furnishings are so classy and comfortable that we have a hard time keeping them in stock.
We’re pleased to announce that Jensen Leisure has expanded the Topaz Collection for 2014, adding a chat group that includes a sofa, twinseater, and lounge chair. The collection also features a round coffee table, round side table, and swivel dining chairs.
We love the vibrant cushion set in this deep seating collection, and we offer more than 30 additional fabric selections you can special order.
History of Ipé Furniture
Ipé (EE-pay) hardwood furnishings from Jensen Leisure have a fascinating history. This fine-grained, buttery-smooth hardwood is from the Chiquitania forest reserve in Eastern Bolivia. Because of the nature of tropical dry forest, trees there grow very slowly. Consequently, some of the world's strongest and most durable woods come from the Chiquitania forest.
No product is more environmentally conscious than Ipé timber. All wood used in the manufacturing of Jensen Leisure Furniture is Forest Stewardship Council-certified, which means that the FSC can track a piece of furniture all the way back to the original tree it was cut from. A hectare of forest is divided into 25 sections and trees that heave reached 85-99% of their natural lifetime are selectively cut from one section.
Jensen uses the heart wood from Ipé trees (also known as Tajibo in Bolivia) in their furniture; other parts of the tree are used for flooring and plywood.
Ipé is chocolate-brown when new, and the sun transforms it to a silver patina. Because it is so dense, Ipé naturally resists splintering as well as rot, decay, insects, carpenter ants, mold, and even fire. Weather has little to no negative effect on Ipé, making it an ideal choice for Pacific Northwest outdoor rooms.
See For Yourself
Rich’s for the Home has been selling Jensen Leisure furniture for over 20 years and is the exclusive dealer of Jensen Leisure’s Ipé furniture in the Greater Seattle area. Our showrooms feature a large section of Jensen Leisure furnishings so you can get ideas for how to pair seating, dining, and chat groups and see how they look with different fabrics.
Stop by any of Rich's five Puget Sound showrooms in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Southcenter, Tacoma, or Silverdale and say, "Show me the Ipé!"
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