But that's exactly what an enthusiastic Johnny West, CEO and one of the two founders, told us he did when he decided to change careers, looking to infuse his island-inspired aesthetics to modern outdoor furnishings with an underlying commitment to sustainable manufacturing.
"When I looked at the home furnishings industry I saw an opportunity to share that passion for living by bringing a more relevant product and story to the consumer."
I was particularly drawn to the Maku Limited Edition Lounge chair, its arms inlaid with Frangipani floral pattern, with a low slung profile that makes for a most inviting place to rest, enjoy the sun and sip a cool one (or so I imagined, despite being in a crowded and loud convention hall). All outdoor furniture should look this handsome, be this well built and be as environmentally sound.
There's plenty more of Maku to check out on their product page, including sofas, sectionals, benches, lounges and dining chairs, with a selection available at Hollywood green furnishing retailer, Vernare.