5 Things You'll Love About The Bowen Outdoor Table Collection

by GR Chair

When it comes to outfitting a restaurant patio space with modern outdoor tables and chairs there are so many factors to consider: durability, design, maintenance, size, and weight to name a few. Don't worry though because for our latest outdoor table collection, Bowen, we considered it for you! The Bowen collection was designed by Filter Studio, the midwestern design team responsible for creating some of our most beloved seating collections (Sherman, Brooke, and Sigsbee).

Here are five things you'll love about our newest outdoor table:

1. Sustainable Table Top Material
2. Communal Tables & Pedestal Style Configurations
3. Modern, Timeless Design
4. Easy Personalization Options
5. Optional Umbrella Hole

Bowen-3ACRE wood-like top material finished in black. 

1. Sustainable New Table Top Material 

The Bowen table's innovative wood-like top surface has the look and warmth of real wood but provides incredible resistance to water, UV rays, weather, rot and pests. It's made from upcycled rice hulls in a zero-waste facility in Mississippi without harming a single tree! 

This table top material is free of phenol, formaldehyde and adhesives,  plus it's 100% waterproof! So if you're wondering how well your dining set will last when it's left outside, you can rest easy knowing that it's backed by our standard outdoor warranty and put through rigorous testing (2000 hours of exposure)! 

2. Communal Tables & Pedestal Style Configurations

Typically outdoor patio spaces use a combination of smaller café style tables and larger communal style tables to maximize the versatility of their space. The Bowen collection has both! 

  • Our outdoor pedestal tables are available in dining, counter, and bar height models, and they come in 5 standard café sizes ranging from 24"x24" to 36"x36" options (and in square and rectangular top shapes)
  • Communal tables are also available in dining, counter, and bar height models, ranging in size from 36"x59" to 36"x 82"

Bowen-2Counter height Bowen communal table finished in ink black and honey.

3. Modern, Timeless Design

Modern, timeless, and minimal are just a few words that we use to describe the Bowen collection. The table tops on the communal and pedestal tables feature 5.5" thick planks that are spaced 3/4" apart for easy cleaning. The corners of the table have a 2" rounded radius design and each plank has a subtle bullnose edge profile. That design language is carried through on both the communal tables with U-Shaped legs and the pedestal tables with rounded corners on the base plate.

* Counter and bar height communal tables come with a footrest for added stability and comfort.

4. Easy to Personalize with Tons of Color Options

Whether you're creating an environment bursting at the seams with color, or you're going for a more reserved look, we've made it easy to personalize your outdoor tables. 

The wood-like table top material is finished in our Grand Rapids factory and comes in any of our standard wood stains. Due to the difference in material, these finishes might vary from a species of wood finished in the same color, much like how hickory will finish differently than maple. On top of these finishes, for added durability, we finish each plank with our outdoor, commercial grade top coat.

The steel legs and table bases can be finished in any of our 29 standard metal finishes, or if you're looking for something particular, you can select a finish from one of our 150+ premium powder coats. Our powder is formulated to be UV-resistant and won't fade in color over time! Head over the the visualizer tool on the product page to see which finish combination is best for your space!Bowen-4Shown in honey yellow and cocoa, you can play with all of our standard combinations on the product page. 

5. Optional Umbrella Hole

We know how hot it can get eating outside around lunch time under the sun! To solve that problem, the Bowen collection can come equipped with a hole for an umbrella to keep you covered.  Stainless steel umbrella sleeves will protect the table top surface when you're putting the umbrella in, or taking it out. Plus you can select which color you'd like this finished in. You could match the table legs for a fun pop of color. 

Head over to the product pages for the Bowen communal table and Bowen pedestal table to learn more, and explore various finish combinations.