British craftsmen of the 18th-century discovered what their Eastern counterparts had known for centuries, that teak has qualities unlike any other wood.
Teak's abilities to withstand the rigors of adverse climate, yet weather attractively, make it the ideal choice for exterior furnishings.
Natural, timeless, sophisticated, durable. Furniture crafted from teak wood is simply the finest leisure furniture available.
The brilliance of stainless steel and its ability to articulate sharp, angular planes makes it an ideal material for modern furniture design.
Kingsley~Bate's woven collections have the authentic, natural beauty of wicker furniture made from organic plant fibers, but none of the typical problems of deterioration when used outdoors.
About Kingsley-Bate Teak
- Crafted from 100% sustainably harvested, premium Grade A teak
- Impervious to sun, rain, and snow; suitable for salt air environments
- Precise mortise and tenon joinery
- Weathers to silver gray over time or may be treated to maintain golden brown color
- Collections made from reclaimed and rustic teak are hand finished in a gray or pewter stain for a weathered appearance
Committed to Environmental Responsibility
Preservation of the Earth's ecological system is today a major concern. Indiscriminate deforestation of the Amazon Basin and other rainforests has led to widespread suspicion by the public of those companies in the teak industry. Kingsley-Bate is the first American company to use Javanese teak in the manufacture of its furniture. Kingsley-Bate's teak is harvested from carefully controlled plantations, established in Indonesia by the Dutch in the mid-19th century. The Indonesian government allows the felling of a limited number of trees each year, and ensures that an equal amount of reforestation takes place.
In 1983 Kingsley-Bate, in conjunction with the Indonesian government and its people, undertook to develop a teak furniture program in Java. Since then, Indonesia and Kingsley-Bate have shown that such a program can be implemented without detriment to that country's natural resources. Due to the increasing demand for this beautiful hardwood, Kingsley-Bate now uses a select amount of Burmese teak in its productions. Whether Javanese or Burmese, you can be assured that we use only the finest quality teak in our furniture.