Riverside, CA – September 18, 2006 – “The excitement is overwhelming!” A statement shared by E-Z UP executives and staff. Just coming off of its 1st successful inaugural year, Bungalow by E-Z UP is excited to announce they have won two of the Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association coveted 2006 Design Excellence Awards at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago. These awards are considered the highest recognition for product design in the casual furniture industry and honor manufacturers whose merchandise demonstrate innovation, fine craftsmanship and great engineering in ten product categories. The awards presented were the Best Shade Products as well as the Lillian B. Winchester Overall “Best in Show” chosen from over 135 new products.
Created by International E-Z UP, Inc., the originator and worldwide leader in the shade industry for over 24 years, the Bungalow by E-Z UP is tantalizing the casual furniture market with this upscale pavilion that is completely portable, sets up in minutes and is soundly engineered. The unique portability feature allows this canopy to be easily taken down during the winter season and stored, moved to a different location and/or kept up all season if the customer desires. Loaded with custom options and accessories, the customer is able to pick and choose the options that best fits their style.
“We are absolutely thrilled by the win and excited to take home both awards,“ said Specialty Leisure Sales Manager Audrey Martinez. “Although we have 24 years of experience, we are a relative new-comer to the casual furniture industry. We have made a grand entrance with style and are excited to be recognized!”The Bungalow® has been building momentum since its debut at the 2005 Casual Furniture Show. This year Bungalow by E-Z UP offered the Designer Preferred Pavilion series. The stocked series comes in five pre-selected color combinations and includes designer complements such as frame, wind vented top and stylish accessories. “We have been carefully listening to what the customers were saying and what they wanted,” said Marketing Director Steve Shaffer. “We added several new features this year including the premium designer preferred collection and the customers just love it!”
The Premium Designer Preferred Pavilions add a touch of romance - - from striped reversible sidewalls, interior lined sheer sidewalls and a sheer inner liner that softly drapes within the open cathedral ceiling. Truly engaging, this pavilion captures the mind and spirit.
Built to last, the Bungalow® incorporates the new T2 technology that adds substantial strength and durability with a patented hassle-free truss system that features a twin truss that sets up in minutes on any surface without the aid of ropes, poles or tools.
Options range from a fine texture powder-coat finish available in 3 colors including mocha, sand and granite to 3 frame sizes - 10’ x 10’ square, 13’ x 13’ hexagon and 16’ x 16’ hexagon to a choice of 52 solid fabric colors. Custom-crafted with Sunbrella® awning-grade fabric, the tops and accessories are guaranteed to resist water and fading.
For press kit, photos or more information on the Bungalow® Designer Preferred Pavilions or any of our other quality E-Z UP Instant Shelter products and accessories, please contact us at:
International E-Z UP, Inc.
1601 Iowa Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507
(888) 474-3583 · (951) 781-0586