As spring approaches, folks hankering for vitamin D will find a way to get outdoors. Lounging around may require furniture and Haskell, a new design firm, wants to help with its new Series 9 collection of outdoor furnishings made in Southern California. Series 9 includes a chaise, chair, occasional table, side table, and the “sultan”– a low 8″ riser seating option for up to two adults.

The Haskell website goes live next week, while Series 9 is currently available to specialty resellers and design-oriented clientele (i.e., design firms, hotels, high-end residential, and eco-friendly projects), according to Andrew Stoneman, VP of Business Development for Haskell.

The pieces are made with type 304 EAF stainless steel with up to 85% recycled-content scrap metal (fully recyclable) and a powder-coated finish with no solvents or VOCs.

Cushions are made of a proprietary “bio-foam” with 40% vegetable oil composition and organic, halogen-free fire retardants. The fabric is an anti-microbial, stain-resistant, recyclable variety by Bella-Dura made with a by-product of the petroleum refining process.

Haskell prices the furniture with the understanding that these will be the “last you will ever own.” In other words, there’s nothing cut-rate about these pieces. The Sultan is $1,000, the chair is $1,500, and the chaise is $2,400.

Credits: Haskell (goes live mid-March 2011).