Gloster History

The origins of Gloster

Gloster first started making furniture exactly 50 years ago in West Africa in 1960. Firstly just for local market consumption but then, when they realised they were actually quite good at it, for export to Europe. From the start they were always both environmentally and ethically aware - they even used the discarded branches and tree stumps, which would otherwise have been burnt, to make the smaller components.


Development of the Gloster company

Within ten years they became the largest furniture producer in Africa supplying components and finished furniture to many of the top indoor brands in Europe.


In the 1970's they transferred their African factory's expertise to Asia so that they could have access to the plantation grown teak that was only available in Indonesia.


Gloster in the 80s

Thirty years ago, in 1981, they started the Gloster brand as a specialist, UK based manufacturer of teak garden benches and seats. Once again they were soon exporting our furniture all around the world. Over the 80's and 90's Gloster grew to be the principle high end worldwide brand for teak outdoor furniture. In April 1992 new owners took over the company and manufacturing was moved to their factory to Indonesia.



At the end of the 1990's Gloster diversified into different types of furniture, including folding chairs, dining tables and sunloungers. Now, fifty years since they started, they are worldwide leaders in teak, aluminium, stainless steel and now outdoor lounge furniture. Whatever the material however, they believe that quality is everything - they do not cut any corners or manufacture their products to any price-point. You will probably be able to find cheaper outdoor furniture, but you won't find better.

Make a statement outdoors as well as indoors

Also key to their philosophy, is the belief that outdoor furniture is as important a style statement as indoor furniture, hence our range incorporates both classic and contemporary designs to cater for all tastes and requirements.


As it was right at the start, they remain committed to green and ethical policies in everything they do by sourcing sustainably.


Click here to learn about the Gloster manufacturing process

Gloster at The Worm

We have stocked Gloster products in our shop since we first opened and they have consistently produced the best made and designed outdoor furniture across the market. We hope that you choose Gloster furniture for your home or business, and having done so enjoy it for many years to come.


If you have any queries or would like to place an order please do not hesitate to contact us on 0345 605 2505 and speak to a member of our customer service team.


See Gloster range

See Gloster Teak page

See Gloster Woven page

See Gloster Fabric page

See Gloster Powder Coating page

See Gloster Sling page

See Gloster Ceramic page

See Gloster Stainless Steel page

See Gloster Cushion page