At the start of the Chelsea Flower Show, we talk to Simon Burvill, co-founder of Gaze Burvill about the company’s latest innovation
This year, Simon Burvill celebrates the 25th anniversary of his company, which has grown to become the leading name in outdoor furniture. Recognised for its high quality and beautifully designed pieces, the company is a first choice for interior designers and landscape gardeners, and exports to clients worldwide.
A designer and craftsman, Simon brings in prime sustainable oak, mainly from France, to create curved steam-bent benches and chairs, which are made in their workshops in Hampshire. Commissioned furniture is also available to create bespoke pieces to continue through the generations, starting with a child’s armchair.
In addition to their traditional ranges, Gaze Burvill also make the sleek and contemporary Bowline Collection in marine grade stainless steel, which has proved very successful on both land and sea! But perhaps most exciting are their new outdoor kitchens. Boasting craftsman-made oak cabinetry and state of the art outdoor-spec appliances, this innovative collection takes summer cooking and entertaining to a new level.
Simon is a trustee of Woodland Heritage, and selected pieces of their collections can be seen at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Gardens, and they also show at the Ascot Spring Gardens, RHS Chatsworth and the Game Fair in Warwickshire.
At The Chelsea Flower Show, Gaze Burvill will also be showing the ‘Wisley Woodland Seat’, a new commission for the RHS, and be re-introducing ‘The Court Seat’, the very first Gaze Burvill design.
Gaze Burvill are at RHS Chelsea this week – and are celebrating their ‘Best Trade Stand’ win this year – a great accolade for their 25th year at the Show, and for garden designer Butter Wakefield who designed the display – visit them at stand #333.
Credit: Clive Nichols
Find out more at gazeburvill.com.