Solex sees new products showcased

Garden furniture and outdoor living show Solex (Birmingham NEC 7-9 July) has seen a number of new products launched.

Paul Bevington (left) presents Bramblecrest with Solex best stand award
Paul Bevington (left) presents Bramblecrest with Solex best stand award
Zest launched new products including Cheltenham Arbour; Bahama bar, table and stools; Daisy picnic table; Emily coffee table; Palma sun lounger and Harriett benches.

Disposable BBQ Asad Grill was available exclusively from Premier Decorations while Hartman Garden Furniture promoted the Celtic Collection from David Domoney.

Garden giftware company Fallen Fruits promoted its Fancy Flames range at Solex, incorporating candles, tealights, chimineas and firepits.

Lighting options include scented candles, traditional tealights and novelty lanterns. Firepits, braziers and chimineas in traditional antique iron finishes complement contemporary rust finished designs and Turkish influences.

The range also includes barbecue options, fuels and outdoor cooking accessories. RRPs start from £2.99 for a set of small citronella garden torches to £599 for an extra large wood store.

Also at Solex, Bosmere launched an addition to the ‘Storm Black by Bosmere’ range of urban chic covers. Bosmere supply covers from the SimplyCover range in three colours through to the luxury Modular Covers shaped for contemporary modular garden furniture.

New full colour descriptive packaging is being introduced for the 2015/16 season. Modular covers are new to the market and include the first L-shaped covers which reflect the change in garden furniture styles. The Modular, Storm Black and Cover Up ranges are made from UV stabilised woven polyester material and are waterproof. They are treated with a PVC-free coating on the underside.

Outback promoted the Jupiter Gas Series, with its choice of two, three or four burners, a roasting hood and cabinet and a stainless steel control panel.

The new Outback Half and Full Drum charcoal models offer two or four-grill catering, while the new charcoal-fired Outback Oven Grill "brings a touch of the Deep South to the UK barbecue enthusiast's cooking range". 

Chief executive Mark Osborne said: "The Jupiter, Drum and Oven Grill represent our strongest new barbecue line-up at Solex to date, and we look forward to introducing them and the full Outback range on stand 325."

Bramblecrest won best stand, presented by organisers Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association chairman Paul Bevington.

Judge Eric Hopper said: "We liked the fact that the stand was made to look like a garden scene. It was dressed to be in use and certainly set Bramblecrest apart from the rest."

Bevington also presented a cheque for £10,000 to Greenfingers head of fundraising Linda Petrons at Solex. The money will be put towards creating a garden at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight.

She said: "This is a tremendous donation from LOFA and it is a privilege to receive it at this great show. Greenfingers is indebted to LOFA who have very generiously donated to a very exciting project which got underway this summer."

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