Inside the Factory | Exterior Furniture

- Jun 10, 2019

Get a #BehindTheScenes look at how our exterior metal furniture is made.

Tracking the process from raw materials to the finished article, see what goes into making your outdoor metal chairs, tables and stools first hand from the workshop floor.


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Raw materials...

All metal is recycled and recyclable. Even the powder coating process has been perfected to create zero emissions, minimising the environmental footprint of each product.

It's a normal day in the workshop, with reels of metal over 1 km long on hand and ready to go into production.

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There are many individual elements that make up a chair, table or stool. These elements can be cut, bent, molded and welded. Each manufacturing process uses large amounts of accurately directed pressure and can create thousands of pieces.

Fun facts:

  • Some of the most complex designs are made up of over 300 individual elements and take over 72 hours to be put together
  • High tech robot arms designed to speed up production can simultaneously bend metal in two directions
  • All elements of the chairs are welded together by machines overseen by an operator, then checked and fixed up by hand

The Manufacture Process

1.Welding

Using a high heat created here by a blowtorch (not forgetting protective gear!) welding focuses the heat to a specific point between two metal surfaces. The parts will melt and fuse together creating a strong bond.

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2. Powder Coating

After welding, all products are cleaned before being hung ready to be sprayed with . Each product is sprayed by a machine and checked by an operator. Any folding mechanism, such as folding chairs and tables are opened during this process to ensure complete coverage of the powder coating.

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3. Packaging

It takes roughly an hour for the powder coating to dry before the furniture is ready to be wrapped, boxed up and sent off to their new homes in cafés, bars and hotels across the globe.

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4. Testing

People are on hand all along the production line to make sure the chairs and tables are of the highest quality.

Testing also happens behind closed doors in specially controlled areas. Here exterior furniture picked out from the production line and put through its paces to make sure it can handle anything thrown at it by the elements.

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5. QA Check

The final checks are done, ensuring every component and element of the chair, table, stool or sofa is 100% correct before boxing and loading for delivery.

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The finished product...

All good furniture comes to those who wait, and the chairs and tables we get to enjoy once all the hard work has been done are definitely worth it.

Here's a look at some of our exterior metal furniture collections, as seen across the world, from side walk cafes to museum gardens.


Luxembourg lounger Cruise Ship Sun Deck Furniture



Surprising chair restaurant deck area


1900 chairs sidewalk seating Covent Garden Hotel



Luxembourg chairs Blenheim Palace Gardens



Luxembourg chairs Australian Hotel



Rythmic chairs and Luxembourg chairs Museuum Cafe