Founded in 1920, Barlow Tyrie has deservedly earned its reputation over time as a superior producer and supplier of opulent teak furniture both in the UK and worldwide. In this blog, Gaby Hall discusses the expansion of their existing innovative ranges with the launch of their new contemporary collection, ‘Around’, designed by Nathalie de Leval and Andrew Jones.

A group of people sitting down with wine at the Barlow Tyrie Around 6 Seater Dining Set
Barlow Tyrie Around 6 Seater Dining Set

What's the inspiration behind the Barlow Tyrie Around collection?

If you’re looking to enhance your outdoor lounging and dining experiences in 2024, Barlow Tyrie’s ‘Around’ collection is certainly worth considering investing in. Boasting the perfect blend of both style and practicality, designers Nathalie de Leval and Andrew Jones have created a bespoke range of outdoor furniture that not only looks fantastic but also serves its functional purpose effectively.

All of the pieces from this elegant range have carefully considered yet simplistic designs to create a beautifully coordinated collection that is perfect for people who love to spend time entertaining in the garden. The clean and refined aesthetic is achieved by combining sturdy powder-coated frames with gently curved and subtly profiled edges that will cause intrigue in the most pleasing way possible. 

When asked about the creative vision behind their attractive designs, Jones and de Leval explained how they were inspired by spindle and steam-bent wood furniture with bold, eye-catching silhouettes and clean, formulaic detailing. They stated:

 ‘Through our hands-on process of design and prototyping, we create designs that have the right human scale, warmth and softness, and subtle details with careful attention to making. We pare designs down to the essence without removing the poetry.’

A woman walking towards her Barlow Tyrie Around Large Lounge Set
Barlow Tyrie Around Large Lounge Set

This collection certainly follows in suit of Barlow Tyrie’s existing ranges that are known for their seamless blending of impressive aesthetics with solid ergonomic performance.

Which products are included in the Barlow Tyrie Around collection?

The ‘Around’ lounging collection includes a sofa, loveseat, lounge chair and ottoman as well as modular sections that can be configured to suit any individual outdoor space. The lounge seating can have either a teak arm or a wrap-around high frame with side cushion and the dining collection offers two sizes for the dining table, plus a stacking chair, available with or without arms. The Deep Seating cushions are provided in Sunbrella weatherproof fabric as standard, with the stock colour being Taupe Chalk (10155), however, there are other special order colours available (options can be viewed on the relevant product pages). View the entire range here.

Is the Barlow Tyrie Around collection good value for money?

It goes without saying that Barlow Tyrie is known for being a high-end, luxury outdoor furniture brand, and with that, consumers are usually understanding and accepting of the fact that the price tag reflects the brand's quality and reputation. It's safe to say that the majority of GardenSite's consumers who order Barlow Tyrie products are interior designers, architects or landscapers. There's nothing that quite compares to the Grade A teak and marine-grade stainless steel, and that's why choosing Barlow Tyrie is a non-negotiable for professionals and individuals who want to ensure both style and functionality.

Despite the above, it is important to move with the times, and that's why the 'Around' collection is actually one of Barlow Tyrie's more affordable ranges of furniture. Probably most similar to the Aura collection, the main difference being straight edges as opposed to the gentle curves of the Around family, the Around range is slightly more inexpensive. For example, the Barlow Tyrie Around Deep Seating Armchair is currently priced at £1,296.00 compared to the Barlow Tyrie Aura Deep Seating Armchair which comes in at £2,371.50. 

What is GardenSite's history with Barlow Tyrie?

As a premium stockist of Barlow Tyrie furniture since the 1960s, GardenSite is looking forward to promoting this refined and timeless collection to our customers alongside Barlow Tyrie’s existing ranges, such as the Titan or Aura collections. Over the years, we have successfully delivered Barlow Tyrie furniture all over the world, including to luxury yachts in Soller and grand abodes in Australia, so even if you don’t live in the UK, you can still enjoy the luxury of Grade A teak and textilene fabric Barlow Tyrie furniture in your home and garden.

Can I come and view select pieces of the Barlow Tyrie Around collection at GardenSite HQ?

If you would like to enquire about any Barlow Tyrie products (including international shipments), please give our expert team a call on 0121 355 7701. We also have a display site with certain Barlow Tyrie products ready for your viewing at our Show Site located at Hall’s Garden Centre, 211 Chester Rd, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 5BD. Please contact us prior to your arrival to discuss the appointment.