One of the most prominent brands in quality teak furniture is Kingsley Bate. Their signature collections such as Amalfi and Nantucket are timeless. Kingsley Bate sources the best quality teak wood available and is known for quality craftsmanship. Kingsley Bate also understands the environmental impact of deforestation and is committed to preserving the planet’s ecological system. At Teak Master, we have serviced Kingsley Bate furniture for years. We know the best products and techniques available to keep your beautiful outdoor teak furniture looking brand new.
If you are in the market for new teak outdoor furniture, here’s what you need to know about the Kingsley Bate brand.
Kingsley Bate’s Commitment to the Environment
Protecting the Earth’s environment is crucial, which is why you should be purchasing your wood furniture from brands that are committed to sustainable practices and setting a good example. Kingsley Bate only uses wood from carefully controlled plantations. These plantations are in Indonesia, established by Dutch colonists in the 19th century. Today, the Indonesian government monitors these plantations to ensure only a limited amount of trees are removed. They also ensure that there’s an equal amount of reforestation that follows any tree felling.
In 1983, Kingsley Bate teamed up with the Indonesian government to develop a Java teak furniture program. The success of this program demonstrates that there are sustainable ways to harvest teak wood without compromising the natural resources in the area.
Because the demand for teak continues to increase, Kingsley Bate now also sources some teak from Burma. The quality of this teak is as good as that from Java. When you buy teak furniture from Kingsley Bate, you know it’s ethically and sustainably sourced. They are not contributing to the mass deforestation in the Amazon, which led to some public hatred toward some furniture companies.
Kingsley Bate Products
No matter what your style preferences are, there’s a good chance Kingsley Bate has it. Their focus is on attractive design combined with high durability. Some of the outdoor products they offer include:
- Seating ensembles.
- Dining ensembles.
- Lounge chairs.
- Club chairs.
- Garden chairs.
- Rocking chairs.
- Adirondack chairs.
- Dining chairs.
- Dining tables.
- End and side tables.
- Coffee tables.
- Console tables.
- Chaise lounges.
- Loveseats and settees.
- Sectional pieces.
Kingsley Bate also offers patio umbrellas, furniture covers, and replacement cushions. When you purchase furniture from Kingsley Bate, you are buying from an established company that will be around to replace parts or cushions if necessary.
Signature Kingsley Bate Collections
Kingsley Bate is known for its extensive selection of styles. You can shop from over 50 different collections to go for a more cohesive look in your backyard or mix and match styles. Some of the most popular collections include:
- Sag Harbor: The best-selling Sag Harbor collection will make you feel like you’re in the Hamptons. The synthetic wicker is perfect to pair with Kingsley Bate teak wood tables.
- Paris: The Paris collection is more modern and sophisticated, offering the perfect blend of formal and casual for your outdoor dining.
- Ibiza: The Ibiza collection combines stainless steel frames with teak hardwood accents for a beautiful contemporary look. The pieces in Ibiza are also very durable in extreme weather situations.
- Tivoli: The Tivoli collection was designed by John Caldwell, a renowned California designer. It also includes a mix of stainless steel and teak hardwood accents, but it has softer curves when compared with Ibiza. You’ll find beautiful curved slings and more.
- Somerset: Somerset is more traditional and is all teak. High-quality Sunbrella fabric cushions accent the beautiful teak hardwood.
- Culebra: The Culebra collection includes beautiful distressed synthetic weave wicker furniture with teak armrests and rocking chairs.
Many of these styles have been in production for over a decade. Knowing you can always add to your collection over time is one of the reasons why Kingsley Bate is such a popular brand for your outdoor furniture needs.
Where To Buy Your Kingsley Bate Teak Furniture
Kingsley Bate is one of the most-sourced brands for exterior and interior designers, landscape architects, and more. You’ll find their products in residential, commercial, and institutional projects, including restaurants, parks, resorts, hotels, and universities.
You cannot purchase directly from Kingsley Bate. You must go through an authorized dealer. Fortunately, Southern California residents have multiple dealers, including ones in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County. If you need replacement parts for your furniture, such as metal hardware, cushions, glass, some teak parts, slings, etc., you can go through the authorized dealers.
Refinishing and Restoring Kingsley Bate Furniture
At Teak Master, we have restored and refinished thousands of furniture pieces from Kingsley Bate. We find the quality of their teak to be second to none. Even in extreme conditions and environments, the tenon and mortise joinery stays tight. Many of our commercial clients use Kingsley Bate furniture, which is subjected to rigorous use on a daily basis. We have made occasional repairs, but they are rare.
Even if your teak is weathered and has a gray appearance, we can restore it and give it a new wood appearance. That is one reason why teak is such a popular choice for outdoor furniture. With only a few steps, we can have your furniture looking great again in no time. We have seen Kingsley Bate pieces that are over 20 years old and nearly black in color. The texture has become rigid and rough. However, we can always bring teak wood back to life. Your outdoor furniture is an investment, which is why utilizing our teak refinishing services is essential.
If you have outdoor teak furniture, let Teak Master help you keep it in the best shape possible. Contact us to schedule a consultation. We can come out and take a look at your furniture. We also offer wood refinishing and restoration services on other outdoor wood items as well, such as gazebos, sheds, garage doors, home exteriors, and more. We are a recognized leader in Southern California for our outdoor wood refinishing and restoration services. Let Teak Master help you keep all your outdoor wood furniture looking good as new.