America’s Leading Manufacturer of Teak Outdoor Furniture
British craftsmen of the 18th century discovered what their Eastern counterparts had known for centuries, that teak has qualities unlike any other wood. Its ability to withstand the rigors of adverse climate, yet weather attractively, make it the ideal choice for outdoor furniture.
As America’s leading manufacturer of teak outdoor furniture, Kingsley-Bate uses only premium quality teak and precise mortise and tenon joinery in the construction of their furniture. Simply put, Kingsley-Bate sets the standard for quality, value and design innovation that other companies follow.
Committed to Environmental Responsibility
Offering only the highest quality products to the casual furniture market, Kingsley Bate also leads the way in the responsible manufacture of its furniture. Preservation of the Earth’s ecological system is today a major concern. Indiscriminate deforestation of the Amazon Basin and other rainforests has led to widespread suspicion by the public of those companies in the teak industry.
Kingsley-Bate is the first American company to use Javanese teak in the manufacture of its furniture. Their teak is harvested from carefully controlled plantations, established in Indonesia by the Dutch in the mid-19th century. The Indonesian government allows the felling of a limited number of trees each year, and ensures that an equal amount of reforestation takes place.
In 1983 Kingsley-Bate, in conjunction with the Indonesian government and its people, undertook to develop a teak furniture program in Java. Since then, Indonesia and Kingsley-Bate have shown that such a program can be implemented without detriment to that country’s natural resources. Due to the increasing demand for this beautiful hardwood, Kingsley-Bate now uses a select amount of Burmese teak in its productions. Whether Javanese or Burmese, you can be assured that they use only the finest quality teak in their furniture.
In 1983 Kingsley-Bate began producing window boxes and has since expanded the line to include eleven bench and armchair styles, dining tables and chairs, lounge and resort furniture, rocking chairs, planters, market umbrellas and more. Manufactured with precise mortise and tenon joinery, the furniture is shipped partially assembled. The factory fully assembles each piece prior to shipment to ensure that reassembly will take minimum effort and all pieces will fit together to their precise specifications. The design of the furniture incorporates the talents of skilled wood carvers and craftsmen. Every year the line is expanded to incorporate new products and accessories.