Hartman has unveiled a new range in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The cast-aluminium garden furniture has been influenced by the Victorian metalwork in the Temperate House, Kew’s largest glasshouse. The range includes a round table with four seats (£1,299), an oval six-seat table (£1,799), a bench (£500), a lounger (£400), lanterns (£90 and £100) and a cast-iron pavilion (£2,200).
LeisureGrow launched a fourth category to its 2013 collections at Solex, Metal. The sets have all been designed with Arabian styling in mind. An advanced electro-deposited primer three-step process has been utilised to ensure maximum protection from the weather. Inset ceramic tiles give designs to the tabletops. Marrakech tea for two has an RRP of £275.99.
Kettler launched a larger size of table in its Classic Garden collection, which had previously offered the industry standard — 60cm, 105cm and 145cm. Now 70cm and 110cm round and 160x90cm and 200x100cm rectangular mesh table sizes are available. The redesign also includes new leg styles and the tables can now be offered at lower prices.
Europa Leisure launched a new range of garden furniture exclusively for garden centres and department stores at Solex. Its Exclusive Garden range will not be available to online retailers.
Solex also saw the launch of the Casamoré outdoor furniture range, created by Firmans Direct to appeal to independent retailers. The luxury brand contains a wide choice of styles, ranging from outdoor dining to sofa sets.
Teak furniture manufacturer Barlow Tyrie has added to its Avon range with the launch of a circular dining table available in two sizes.
Barlow Tyrie also launched new high dining pieces for the Equinox mixed material collection, featuring a Textilene sling seat and back and a new Aura sun lounger (pictured below) with an aluminium frame and Textilene sling.
The Weber Spirit range of barbecues has been given a new look and extra features for 2013. There are five new models in the range, all with front-mounted controls and two or three stainless steel burners with lid-mounted thermometers and enclosed carts. They range from the Spirit Premium S-320 down to the entry-level Spirit Classic E-310.
OutdoorChef has strengthened its range with two more charcoal-fired grills. The Rover 480 and Rover 570 join the classic charcoal 570 model to complete the range of three charcoal kettle grills. Their prices are £159 and £219 respectively. OutdoorChef is the only charcoal-fired outdoor cooking kettle grill incorporating a rugged lid hinge for easier use by the consumer.
Napoleon has added two new models to its Prestige range of gas barbecues, both available as natural gas or propane units. The P500RSIB has up to 80,000 BTUs and six burners, including a rear infrared burner for the rotisserie and an infrared ‘Sizzle Zone’ side burner. The model is available in either stainless steel or black porcelain enamelled finish.Outback showcased its V5 portable gas barbecue series. Refinements to the range include treated wooden fold-away side tables, cast-iron gas burners and lava rock beneath the cooking grills to add a smoky barbecue flavour.