Coppell, Texas, September 2, 2014 – Hermes scarves, Ferraris, Mies van der Rohe
architecture—all coveted for their forward--looking style, at once totally modern and assuredly
timeless. In 1956 Woodard produced an outdoor collection that, by its very design and
continued demand, took its rightful place among furniture’s iconic styles—Sculptura. With
molded, woven wire as its framework, Sculptura moved outdoor furnishings of the day from
uninspired and utilitarian to sleek, modern and technically advanced. When you were draped
in a Sculptura chair you became a little cooler, a bit sexier, more the Mad Men version of
Fast--forward more than a half--century and Sculptura is still in demand. Woodard receives calls
weekly from consumers enamored with the collection’s stylish appeal. Some have held on to
original Sculptura pieces passed as heirlooms from parent to child. Others have been more
recently drawn in by Sculptura’s allure. Either way, the desire is there. Coupled with the
technical innovations that make today’s fine outdoor furnishings nearly indestructible and a
mid--century modern style resurgence in full blossom, Woodard knew it was time to re--
introduce Sculptura’s enduring good looks to the world.
Today’s Sculptura, being unveiled at the 2014 International Casual and Outdoor Furnishings
Market, still sports its curvaceous wire mesh arms, back and seat, but with more generous
proportions to meet the 21st century ideal of comfort. Edited to four statement pieces—the
classic occasional chair, a spring chair, side table, and a stunning two--seat bench—Sculptura
demands attention wherever it is used. And, it goes virtually anywhere due to Woodard’s use
of high--tech protective finishes that can withstand the un--friendliest weather conditions.
The original made style history even as it was only available in a short list of finishes. Sculptura
for 2015 is available in an eye--popping array of more than 30 colors and finishes, dressed with
more than 200 outdoor--ready cushion fabric choices, providing endless design possibilities.
Style seekers can find Sculptura at fine outdoor and specialty retailers beginning in December.
Or visit, Woodard’s website to see a preview of Sculptura now.
For nearly 150 years, Woodard craftsmen have designed and created products using both age--old hand forming
techniques and the latest in high--tech production methods. Woodard’s wrought iron is proudly made in America.
They also manufacture aluminum and all season wicker furniture and accessories, providing a wide array of casual
outdoor styles. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Woodard has manufacturing and shipping facilities in Michigan
and Texas, and to--the--trade showrooms in Chicago, Illinois and High Point, North Carolina. Woodard is a subsidiary
of Litex Industries located in Grand Prairie, Texas. To learn more about Woodard Furniture, visit