Our journey began in Africa where we first started making furniture for local market consumption. Later on, when we realised we were actually quite good at it, we began exporting to Europe.
Over 10 million pieces of furniture and 50 years of growth later we’re now a worldwide name. You’ll find us anywhere from Austria to Australia, Japan to Jordan, the Ukraine to the United Arab Emirates, and everywhere in-between.
From the very start we were always both environmentally and ethically aware – we even used the discarded branches and tree stumps, which would otherwise have been burnt, to make the smaller components.
In 1981, we started the Gloster brand. From quite humble roots, we were soon exporting our furniture all around the world. After transferring our African factory’s expertise to Asia so that we could have access to the plantation grown teak that was only available in Indonesia, Gloster grew to be the principle high end worldwide brand for teak outdoor furniture over the 80s and 90s.
Our reputation is based on exceptional design and unparalleled quality which is why we go so far to protect it – testing everything we make to international standards. And when those standards don’t exist, we create them.
Although our expertise started with teak, it hasn’t stopped there. Now, more than fifty years since we started, Gloster is the ultimate British outdoor brand, firmly established as a global leader in teak, woven, aluminium, stainless steel and outdoor lounge furniture.