Curran

Store History

  • Founded: 1990
  • Founded by: Jeff Curran
  • Headquarters: Seattle

The story behind the catalog and website is simple. Jeff Curran was a manufacturer's rep in the Pacific Northwest and friends and family were always asking whether they could buy from his home furnishing lines. To make things easier for everyone, he put a little flier together and mailed it out to 20 people. That was 1990, and the catalog has been growing by word of mouth ever since. Want to read more? A Wall Street Journal article about us summarized things nicely and can be found in the About Us section of our site.

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Curran is a catalog/online retailer that started as a flyer mailed to 20 people in 1996. Based in Seattle, it has grown based on a simple idea. When you shop with Curran, the products are shipped directly from the manufacturers and therefore, you get a good value on high end stuff.

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Maxwell has blogged them before, but we wanted to include them again, this time with a focus on their outdoor items. We have been looking around for resources during Garden Month for patio and poolside furniture and we think Curran has a better than average selection.

They have pieces from Barlow Tyrie, Emu, Rausch, and Lister in addition to their own lines. There is plenty of contemporary design as well as more traditional outdoor styles.

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The Bahia line is made of woven ty-flex. It is strikingly unlike most outdoor furniture in every respect design-wise except for the all-weather materials used. ($523. - 3917.)

Emu makes the Open dining tables and chairs (above). We like the teak/aluminum combination. ($332. - 1035.)

The Palms Collection by Lister is pretty glamorous - it would look at home indoors as well. ($564. - 1714.)

Pictured by the pool (above) is the Virage lounger by Barlow Tyrie. Options include a side tray and cushions. ($1182.)

Shipping is free on both indoor and outdoor furniture in the continental U.S.

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