Pad Outdoor is a designer of outdoor accessories that are distinctively modern and built in the U.S.A. Based in L.A., Pad Outdoor maintains a close synergy between the design process and the expertise of manufacturers to create products with integrity, beauty and value. Their distinctively modern designs are rooted in the study and artistry of form, balanced by an openness to wit and humor and a close relationship to product manufacturing.
All Pad Outdoor products are made in the U.S.A., a pointed decision made by the company for several reasons. First, in acknowledgement of the tradition of manufacturing in the U.S.A., in particular Southern California, where aerospace and other industries have left a tremendous legacy of high quality precision manufacturing in a multitude of fields. Secondly, by using local manufacturing, Pad Outdoor limits the huge (and often impractical) minimums and lead times that are a consequence of the cost saving use of overseas production. The use of local production allows the experience and expertise of manufacturers to become an asset to the company's design process. And you can see and experience the value of this relationship in every Pad Outdoor product.
Eli Alexander is a native of Southern California. He received a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. He has worked as an architectural designer, graphic designer and product designer. Eli is co-founder of Pad Outdoor, a Los Angeles based outdoor furniture and accessories company creating stylish modern products made domestically.View other products by Eli Alexander