Teak, crafts and innovation


In addition to teak, we use a wide variety of other materials in the production of our furniture. Extensive use is made of stainless steel, powder coated aluminium, man-made wicker and sling material and there are specialist departments within our factory entirely devoted to the working of these materials to the same high standards as our teak components.

It is sometimes surprising to know just how much raw material, how many processes and how long it takes to complete an item of furniture to the Gloster standard. For example the seat panel on a Dansk dining chair uses almost 200m of rope and takes over 4½ hours for one of our skilled craftsman to weave.