We first started making furniture over fifty years ago in West Africa. Firstly just for local market consumption but then, when we realized we were actually quite good at it, for export to Europe.
From the 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.
Now, more than fifty years since we started, we are worldwide leaders in teak, woven, aluminium, stainless steel and now outdoor lounge furniture.