McKinnon and Harris, outdoor furniture craftsmen based out of Richmond, VA. A Southern brand, which interestingly I found an advertisement for while perusing my latest issue of World of Interiors. I very rarely come across outdoor furniture that I absolutely love, so this was definitely an exception. It is important to note, however, that McKinnon and Harris do not refer to themselves as purveyors of outdoor furniture, but rather estate, garden, and yacht furniture.
Made of high performance aluminum, and manufactured in the historic Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond, McKinnon and Harris furniture is meant to remain outside all year long and to withstand the elements for years to come. Each piece of McKinnon and Harris furniture is guaranteed for life.
Each piece of furniture is crafted by hand, and in a nod to the company’s craftspeople, each piece is signed by its maker. The lines of each piece of furniture are so perfectly executed, and the scale of each piece is truly wonderful.
These photos above were all shot at Virginia House in Richmond, VA. Built by Alexander and Virgina Weddell, and completed just before the crash of 1929, Virginia House was constructed with material from a 16th century English manor house, which the Weddells bought at a demolition sale in the UK. (Look for more information on Virginia House later this week!)
These two photos above and below, were taken at Milford Plantation here in South Carolina. A part of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust founded by Richard Jenrette, the homes in this collection will be protected forever.
I am not sure whether it is the McKinnon and Harris sectional, the Spanish Moss, or the knowledge that this is on the lawn at Milford Plantation that makes me want to lounge in this space all day, sweet tea or Planters Punch in hand. Southern companies like these, committed to their craftsmanship, are one of the reasons that I am proud to live in the South.
Photos courtesy of McKinnon and Harris, for more information visit www.mckinnonharris.com