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At Gloster we open doors to timelessly beautiful exteriors where your furniture sets the mood, just the way you want it to be. And we take the long view, using only the very best materials and techniques available. Our aim is your pleasure – to be enjoyed in countless special moments outdoors.
Gloster’s roots can be traced all the way back to West Africa in 1960, where a band of passionate entrepreneurs and furniture makers took the first steps on a long journey. By the early 1970’s, increased demand and access to plantation grown teak led us to move our factory to Indonesia. Today, the same passion, conviction and pride that launched the Gloster brand, continues to fuel our business. We may live in a different world than the one occupied by our founders, but one thing remains the same – we are furniture makers whose sole focus is to design and build the world’s finest outdoor furniture. Because we believe.
The benchmark hardwood for fine outdoor furniture for more than 700 years. With a beautiful buffed sheen or a soft natural finish, every piece of Gloster teak originates from carefully managed plantations and is thoroughly inspected to ensure that quality endures. A closegrained hardwood with a high natural oil content, teak is exceptionally hard wearing, highly resistant to rotting and almost impervious to the effects of sun, rain, frost or snow – the first and only choice of timber for outdoor furniture. Because it matters.
Skills & loyalty. Gloster and fine craftsmanship go hand in hand. Our furniture is not the result of random mass production – human hands have created every rounded corner and every joint, and the quality of the furniture is the result of our employees’ knowledge and skills. All of the craftsmen in our factories are proud of their ability to process wood and upholstery. They are craftsmen to their fingertips, and have worked with their trade for years – exclusively for Gloster. We look after them and are proud of them. Because we care.
Tradition & progress. Gloster is bound to both history and tradition. Our customers must be able to feel the link to themselves when they buy our furniture. There must be a common history present, and a narrative of the life that we love to live. The furniture must speak a language that we understand – a language that awakens our curiosity. But we do not wish to stagnate in the past. We look forward and outward, so the past and future merge into a bold present to which we can all relate. Because we believe.
Transparency & honesty. Gloster’s production of teak is characterised by our approach. We understand our resources and we know our wood. We only harvest what we have planted ourselves, and every tree that is felled was placed in the soil by one of the Gloster plantation’s workers – workers whom we have known for a lifetime. A Gloster teak tree has a lifecycle of at least 50 years – and our wood can always be traced back to its origin. We believe that our customers must be able to trust us, so we treat the world, its resources and its people with respect. This is a core value at Gloster. Because it matters.
Of course, great manufacturing is wasted without great design. Gloster currently works with several world-renown designers to create timeless outdoor furniture. Once a concept is approved, designers work closely with the development team at our factory to further refine their designs. And even in this digital age, we insist our designers travel to and spend time at our factory so they get to know our people, our raw materials and our philosophy. Because we believe.