Chic Teak Supplies Designer Benches to 5 Star The Grove Hotel

The Grove Hotel

Basingstoke, United Kingdom (09th October, 2012) – Chic Teak, a leading supplier of outdoor garden furniture, have recently delivered a collection of Cheverell benches for the ornamental garden of The Grove, a 5 star hotel in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

The landscape gardens were originally designed by Chelsea Gold Medallist and judge Michael Balston.

An integral element of the formal design was the strategic placement of five Cheverell benches.

These striking teak benches are part of a designer collection that was also designed by Michael Balston, who commissioned Chic Teak to manufacture them on his behalf utilising their Indonesian supplier and talented craftsmen.

The ornate high-backed Cheverell benches, with their gently sloping top, decorative finials, ornate legs and softly curved seats, were originally designed as seven-seaters.  However, for this particular Hotel installation, the design was modified to Michael Balston’s specific requirements as a modular three-seater.

Chic Teak Managing Partner Robert Bowden commented: “The Michael Balston range of benches always cause quite a stir when on public display, as they are very different from the standard teak bench. We were therefore delighted to be able to supply a bespoke version for this prestigious hotel.

“It is always more challenging when the customer requires something different from the norm, but is something we always like to assist with.”

For more information on Chic Teak and their bespoke benches, visit their website at or telephone 0845 390 5000.

About Chic Teak:

Successfully trading in ethically-sourced, sustainable teak from Government controlled plantations for over 14 years, Chic Teak creates high quality wooden garden furniture and teak garden furniture sets. They pride themselves on their quality, personal service alongside highly competitive pricing and fast delivery.



Sarah Bowden

Chic Teak, Southwood Farm

Dummer, Basingstoke, UK

Zip: RG23 7LU

Tel: 0845 390 5000


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