Furniture
Gaze Burvill
Outdoor furniture and kitchens, beautifully crafted from sustainably-grown oak

Over the last 18 months, the importance of having an outdoor space has grown as we’ve all spent more time at home and in our gardens. There has also been an increased interest in choosing exterior furniture, which is where Gaze Burvill comes in. Founded in 1993, the Hampshire-based company has a leading track record in producing award-winning, modern classic outdoor furniture and kitchens for private clients, large organisations and landscape designers around the world.

 

Consideration for the environment has always been at the heart of the business. Gaze Burvill works with sustainably grown wood: primarily rigorously certified European oak that is quarter sawn and carefully dried to retain its strength and stability (natural tannins are an excellent preservative and oak is impermeable to water). Chosen for its durability and tactile beauty, in the team’s expert hands the oak is transformed into furniture and cabinetry designed to last, that will adapt to the caprices of the climate and gently turn silver with time.

Everything is made by skilled craftsmen at the workshop in Hampshire (itself a beacon of environmentally friendly practice)

Everything is made by skilled craftsmen at the workshop in Hampshire (itself a beacon of environmentally friendly practice with solar panels to help power the site and a biomass boiler that’s fuelled with offcuts and waste), using both traditional techniques in jointing and steam-bending, and precise, state-of-the-art digital manufacturing technology. Seating is uniquely comfortable. While certain pieces, such as the oak Splash sofas and Lizard loungers, come with cushions and some clients prefer this as an aesthetic choice, all the furniture is carefully designed and ergonomically contoured to be used without them.

 

Gaze Burvill is also renowned for the innovative A La Carte outdoor kitchens, which push the boundaries of al fresco cooking through design and engineering. ‘Our clients know that there is something unbeatably enjoyable in cooking up a feast outdoors, whether for two or 12, in town or country,’ says Simon Burvill. ‘Add to that the outdoor equipment, grills, fridges and warming drawers, all of which are so good that no one has to compromise on what can be cooked, and this gorgeous kitchen is a must-have.’

Any number of modular oak units can be combined in a way that best suits the space, whether that’s a terrace, loggia or a secret haven in the garden. Each unit is handmade independently, which means there is a level of flexibility. As a client’s needs evolve, so the kitchen can too: it can be extended, reconfigured, and even transported to a new home just like any other piece of furniture. All units have adjustable feet to account for subtle variation in ground level, and are fully lined and weatherproofed. Subtle under table heating can also be installed, and is ideal for evening dinner parties.

 

Having a team that includes both designers and craftsmen enables Gaze Burvill to make custom alterations to individual pieces from its extensive range with ease, and also produce unique, bespoke, site specific designs to a brief. Whether a client would like a teppanyaki grill and ceramic ovens, high-spec grills, Bluetooth sound, or a breakfast bar complete with oak counter stools – this, and more, is all possible.

 

A true counter to throwaway culture, Gaze Burvill offers original designs and well made contemporary classics that don’t compromise on craftsmanship or its eco-minded ethos. The result is gorgeous outdoor furniture and kitchens that elevate any al fresco space.

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