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Profile: Summit Furniture Inc. is a Interior Design & Decoration company and http://www.summitfurniture.com is their website

April 30, 2009 by Rising Sun
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Summit Furniture Inc. has the following postal address:

5 Harris Court, Building W
MONTEREY, CA
U.S.A.
93940

The Summit Furniture Inc. internet address is http://www.summitfurniture.com and you can email them here: . If you have questions about the Interior Design & Decoration services available the phone number for Summit Furniture Inc. is +1 831 37 57 81 1 and the Fax number is +1 831 37 50 94 0.

C O M P A N Y H I S T O R Y
Founded by Chairman William Sieber ts in 1979, Summit Furniture has become an internationally
recognized company that exemplifies excellence. Dedicated to the finest in design, materials
and craftsmanship, Summit collaborates with distinguished American and European designers to
offer beautiful handcrafted teak furniture for contract, residential and marine environments.
Unmistakable quality has made Summit Furniture the first choice for elegant hotels and
restaurants, private clubs and fine residences in London, Paris, Monaco, Bali, the Caribbean,
New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. Summit is also found on luxury cruise ships and
superyachts throughout the world.
Today, President Jane Sieber ts brings a unique combination of business acumen and design
exper tise to Summit’s leadership. Guided by Jane Sieber ts, Summit maintains its commitment
to excellence; to be the best source of handcrafted teak furniture for interior or exterior
applications in residential and commercial environments.
Summit furniture may be viewed in showrooms to the trade throughout Nor th America
and Europe.

R E N E W A B L E T E A K
Summit teak comes from a tropical deciduous forest tree native to Southeast Asia. The teakwood
tree, a member of the Vervain family of Verbanaceae (Tectona grandis), is plantation-grown on the
Indonesian island of Java.
The wood is highly valued because of its beautiful grain and color and is preferred in shipbuilding
and furniture making. Teak is strong and durable, almost immune to decay and contains an oil that
is resistant to insects. The teakwood tree grows to 150 ft (46m) in height and is 3 to 8 ft (0.9 to
2.4m) in diameter at the base. The leaves are among the largest in the world, 2 ft (.61m) long and
1.5 ft (.46m) wide. They yield a purple dye and are used for thatching and wrapping. Teakwood
leaves are so rough to the touch that they are used for sandpaper in Asia. This tree also has tiny
white flowers that grow in clusters and a small fruit the size of a cherry that contains oily seeds.
Since 1987, Summit products have been manufactured from plantation-grown teak.

M A I N T E N A N C E
When you purchase Summit furniture, you purchase the finest plantation teak available and the
choice of shipbuilders and master furniture makers for centuries. To keep your Summit furniture
looking its best, we suggest the following easy care guidelines:
N A T U R A L T E A K
R E G U L A R C L E A N I N G : With time, your teak will turn from its original golden brown
color to a silvery gray patina. During this transition period, you may notice a “moiré” effect
caused by the oils in the wood coming to the surface and mixing with moisture (fog, dew). This
is a normal stage the teak goes through as it star ts to weather and can easily be washed off with
soapy water. As with anything left outdoors, your furniture will be subject to airborne impurities
such as pollens and dir t. Frequent hosing of your furniture will help it stay clean and weather
evenly. Teak loves water!
D E E P C L E A N I N G : If your furniture has become excessively soiled or weathered, clean
with a medium stiff bristle brush or gently powerwash. For stains and discolorations that water
alone does not remove, we recommend Semco teak cleaner.
S A N D I N G : If desired, any roughness can be removed quickly and easily by light sanding.
Depending on the roughness of the wood or the desired smoothness, use anywhere from 100-
400 grit sandpaper. Sanding can also remove most surface abrasions on natural, unfinished teak.
T E A K S E A L E R T R E A T M E N T
Semco teak sealer treatment inhibits the sun’s ultra-violet rays from “aging” the natural teak
wood. The golden brown color of the natural teak will be preserved by periodic reapplication of
teak sealer. The following steps will help keep your teak sealed furniture in prime condition:
R E G U L A R C L E A N I N G : As with natural teak, frequent hosing will help keep airborne
impurities off your furniture. Stubborn stains may be sponged off with soap and water. Spot
application of sealer may be required.
R E A P P L I C A T I O N O F T E A K S E A L E R : With time, the teak sealer treatment
applied at our warehouse will wear away. Depending on your par ticular environment and use,
this can be anywhere from 6 months to a year, or longer. To reapply the teak sealer, first
thoroughly clean your furniture. The furniture should be completely dry before reapplying the
teak sealer treatment. One gallon of teak sealer is enough to treat 8-10 pieces of furniture.
To order Semco Teak Products, call 800.662.0223. Request sealer color “natural.”
B R A S S A N D S T A I N L E S S S T E E L H A R D W A R E
For routine cleaning and maintenance we recommend using a stainless steel or brass cleaner,
as applicable. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions, taking care not to get any of the cleaner on
the teak as it may discolor it.
C U S H I O N S A N D P I L L O W S
The combination of Summit’s core construction and solution-dyed acrylic fabrics makes our
cushions and pillows ideal for outdoor use. To prolong the life and look of your cushions, store
them in a dry area when not in use. If your cushions and pillows do get wet, unzip them and
stand them on end to facilitate drying.
Please contact your showroom representative with any questions regarding maintenance. With
moderate care your Summit furniture will stay beautiful for many years to come.

EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS

Newly situated in a penthouse suite at London’s Chelsea
Harbour Design Centre, on the banks of the Thames.
The Centre is home to the best in British and international
design. Summit’s polished, elegant showroom was created
by the renowned design firm of Reymond Langton.

Summit Furniture (Europe) Ltd.
3/24 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre
London SW10 0XE

TEL +44 (0)20.7795.3311
FAX +44 (0)20.7795.3322
EMAIL info@summitfurniture.co.uk

SUMMIT LOS ANGELES

Summit occupies a premier ground floor location in the
Pacific Design Center, a leading destination and resource
center for design professionals. An expansion to the
showroom, designed by Michael Vanderbyl, is now open.

Summit Furniture, Inc.
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, #B135
Los Angeles, California 90069

TEL 310.289.1266
FAX 310.289.1257
EMAIL info@summitfurniture.com

SUMMIT MONACO

Summit celebrated the opening of its newest showroom in
September 2008, during the Monaco Yacht Show. Located near
Port Hercules, the showroom establishes a firm presence in the
Mediterranean and expands the company’s European operations.
A multilingual staff brings years of experience in both the
marine industry and the residential and hospitality markets.

Summit Furniture SARL
20 Rue de Millo
MC98000 Monaco

TEL +377 97 97 54 20
FAX +377 97 97 54 21
EMAIL info@summitfurniture.eu


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