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Garden Party Season with George Smith

George Smith, British makers of luxury, handcrafted, upholstered furniture, share their high-performance, garden pieces

There are many joyful things that come with the summer months, one being the opportunity to extend your living space into the great outdoors. George Smith, British makers of luxury, handcrafted, upholstered furniture, share their high performance, weather-grade pieces, just in time for garden party season.

Design knows no boundaries, so why should you? As we approach the sunny season, and our thoughts turn to outdoor living, we’re ready to fling open our doors and extend our homes into the garden.

Our friends at George Smith are here to ensure we can live the luxe life in our outside spaces too. Showcasing the best of George Smith craftship, their Outdoor Collection redefines outdoor furniture, with luxury, high-performance, weather-grade design that is there to last.

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From super yachts to roof-tops, pool-sides to patios, the brand offers personalised, handmade upholstered furniture that is as comfortable and beautifully finished as their indoor collection.

The George Smith ethos is to create inspirational interiors using exceptional furniture. Quality is at the heart of everything they do, using only the best, responsibly sourced materials to ensure every handmade piece is comfortable, expertly finished, and built to last.

And that goes for garden furniture too. The brand can create many of its iconic indoor designs for the great outdoors, building them to last in the elements.

Using sustainable timber, non-mould forming cushion and weatherproof hardware to avoid rusting, George Smith has the perfect outdoor upholstery to create spectacular exterior spaces.

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Into the Realm of Outdoor Furniture

The brand first moved into exterior design during the project with the iconic Soho House New York. For the members club and hotel, it was important to extend the comfort of the indoor George Smith furniture to the outdoor terrace, without compromising on quality, comfort or aesthetic.

A team of project development professionals worked on several prototypes of different water resistant materials to ensure they were making outdoor furniture that would stand the test of time.

A decade later, the original outdoor furniture created for Soho House New York, is still in use. Quality indeed. For many years, George Smith has made outdoor furniture for some of the world’s most prestigious projects.

Their in-house design team has used this experience to develop innovative ways of making outdoor furniture that is there to last. 128 of their iconic catalogue designs can turn into outdoor furniture with eight different wood finishes to choose from.

George Smith builds outdoor furniture with five key principles in mind, to avoid water damage and keep the furniture looking crisp and stylish for years to come.

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Five Key Principles

  • Only high-performing fabrics are used, particularly solution-dyed acrylic textiles, which means water beads on the surface and runs off. Additionally, they avoid certain designs with areas that could attract moisture so that water can evaporate efficiently off the surface of the piece.
  • Non-mould-forming cushions that don’t retain water are incorporated in the design to keep the interiors fresh and ensure water does not linger in the furniture.
  • Weatherproof hardware is on all outdoor pieces of furniture to avoid rusting.
  • Protective covers are also available, to keep the furniture looking crisp and stylish for years to come.
  • The frames have a protective finish and made from Iroko Wood, which is robust and resilient, offering strength and stability. Galvanised springs are used to prevent rusting, and propylene webbing, which is water and UV resistant, helps water escape.