Spending time in the garden is one of life’s simple pleasures, whether it is making the most of a sunny morning with an al fresco breakfast or relaxing with friends on long, lazy summer afternoons, taking time out from our busy lives is a great tonic for our well-being.
Our best-selling metal bistro sets and coffee tables in the collection have proven very popular and it’s easy to see why with their timeless design suiting both traditional and contemporary gardens alike. The furniture not only looks great in the garden but is also really comfortable.
Taking inspiration from traditional blacksmith furniture the chairs and benches feature attractive curved scroll details on the arms and legs. The tables also have curved legs and feature stylish slatted tops completing the look.
A lot of care has been given to the comfort of these metal chairs and benches and which material is used. The right thickness of steel has been chosen to ensure the right amount of ‘give’ to provide great comfort while still retaining the structural strength. The chairs and bench legs use thick 8mm steel for strength and rigidity and the seat bases and back slats use 3mm steel to give comfort and spring to the seat. The arms of the chairs and benches use 5mm steel strip.
All coffee tables and bistro sets are manufactured to the highest quality using skilled technicians in our Suffolk workshops where manufacturing has been going on for over 65 years. In order to give the furniture the best longevity against the weather, the metal is hot dipped in a bath of molten zinc which envelops the steel in a blanket of sacrificial protection against rust. The furniture is then chemically etched by hand which gives each piece a unique antique patina which improves as the furniture ages. Each piece of furniture is extremely tough and durable, designed to withstand the British weather and comes with a 25 Year Guarantee.
The bistro table sets are perfect for creating an occasional seating area, ideal for enjoying a drink and snacks with friends and family. Position the bistro table in a sunny spot to enjoy lovely al fresco breakfasts when the British weather allows!
The bistro table measures 75cm across and can be paired with our carver chairs (with arms) or side chairs (without arms). Optional cushions are also available to make it even more comfortable and you can also add a parasol, ideal for particularly hot days or to offer protection from a shower.
The coffee tables pair the Southwold chairs and benches with our low coffee table to create a relaxed seating area, perfect for afternoon tea or evening drinks. You can configure the seating area however works best in your garden, with the option of chairs and/or benches which are available with or without backs.
The newest additions to the range are the casual table sets. This takes the comfort to the next level, with our casual chairs and sofas paired with a larger version of the coffee table. The casual chairs and sofas have been designed with a more relaxed profile, with deeper and wider metal seats for even more comfort. The sofas are available in either 2 or 3 seater versions and can be paired up with the casual chairs to create the ideal area for relaxing and entertaining.
Visit the Southwold Collection Catalogue Request Page to order your free catalogue, or browse the complete range in our Online Furniture Catalogue and have a look at our new Casual collection including our new sofas, great for relaxing in the garden.
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