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Thursday, February 28, 2013

My field Trip to Gloster.

Last week I took a field trip to  G l o s t e r Outdoor Furniture's manufacturing and distribution center in New Boston Virginia.  
G l o s t e r, which is based in the UK, is kicking off their 2013 offering.  The G l o s t e r brand has been around since 1981 and has taken pride in their sustainably farmed teak.  G l o s t e r in fact runs all of it's own sustainable farming and manufacturing of their teak and woven products in Indonesia.  Today G l o s t e r is a worldwide leader in teak, aluminum and stainless steel outdoor furniture.  I have always loved the G l o s t e r product and have been selling it to my Garden Studio clients for almost 10 years now.  They have always offered what I consider a very fair price point for an incredibly well crafted product. And as I found out last week G l o s t e r is working harder on their design aesthetic and have a brand new marketing campaign to tell the world about it.  I have included my favorites below, both new and old along with G l o s t e r ' s beautiful new marketing shots.

The Casa Collection below is one of my new favorites!  It is sling material that is stretched around an aluminium frame.

Casa Lounge Chair

Casa Dining Chair

Casa Dining Chair with Arms

This collection called Dansk offers 
an indoor furniture feel but for the outdoors!

The Dansk Lounge Chair

Dansk Dining Chair with arms and Dining Table

This collection is called Asta.  
I would love to see this dining chair used 
with G l o s t e r ' s Square XL Dining Table.
The mix of metal and teak materials 
is what makes a landscape intriguing. 

Asta Dining Chair with Arms, it comes without arms too!

The Square Dining Table comes in several sizes.

Love the clean lines!

Asta Dining Chair without Arms in white.
The Asta line also has a great looking Chaise!

G l o s t e r  takes great pride in their superior packaging techniques!
Their boxes are a thicker then their competitors
so there is no disappointing breakage on delivery!  

This new collection is called Nomad and is trying to appeal to a fun and funky aesthetic.  It also offers a lower price point.  This lounge seating is lightweight and is meant to be moved around and reconfigured according to different social occasions.   Whether it is used on a rooftop deck or a teenager's patio space it encourages informal hanging out.

Nomad Lounger
Nomad Ottoman

Nomad Coffee Table

Source offers another relaxed lounge seating option in the outdoor furniture world.  These pieces offer a lightweight frame and webbing that gives a textural richness to the pieces.

Source Relaxer in 'Shadow'

Source Lounge Chair in 'Shadow'
The Relaxer in 'Creme'

Source Footstool in 'Creme'
Source Side Table in 'Shadow'
Source Coffee Table in 'Creme'

Below are pictures of my tour of the G l o s t e r facility.  I was able to see where they manufacture their cushions and pillows.  I was really impressed with their incredible attention to detail.

I love this new chaise in the Solana line. Its brilliance is in the way it combines a teak frame with sling seat.   

The Fusion line below has a stainless steel frame with sling seats and backs.  It has a classic look while being fresh and new at the same time. 

The Fusion Sling Folding Chair and Folding Table are perfect for a small deck or for extra seating that needs to be stored.

Kore Folding Teak Top Table

Kore Large Extending Table - Teak Top
Weston Steamer
And last but not least Gloster has re-tooled its Steamer Chair.  This classic still looks great!