In This Issue
SOLEX 2019 hailed as great success
Organiser happy with response to her first SOLEX
Was Solex 2019 the tipping point from weave to modern contemporary garden furniture?
LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award
Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards
LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
Norfolk Leisure unveiled new blue version of popular Florenity range
Zest 4 Leisure celebrates SOLEX success
Tom Chambers' major success on return to SOLEX
New Kadai Log Store creates huge interest
Kettler launch two new brands at SOLEX
Great response to the Garden Grill Company range of BBQ accessories
Riley Outdoor Pool Diner is a big hit at SOLEX
LeisureGrow fires up BBQ market with new Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Grillstream System
RotoSpa showcased new marketing displays
Pacific Lifestyle cover all areas at Solex
Hartman encourage younger people to invest in garden furniture
Charles Taylor unveil new style of wooden seating
Daro wow SOLEX with new products and industry-changing ideas
Outback launch charcoal cooking on gas
New additions to top-selling Barlow Tyrie range
Outdoor kitchens draw visitors to the BeefEater stand
Katie Blake Garden Furniture continues exciting growth
Mercer Leisure launch biggest range of garden furniture
The best of last week's garden retailing news
Char-Broil showcased its BBQ range for all sizes of outdoor spaces
All options covered by Garden Impressions
Lots of interest shown in BBQ Rubs and Sauces
GLATZ – the leading worldwide parasol experts
Urban Barbecues are on the UP with Cadac
Unique glass fronted heater from Lifestyle Appliances
Extreme Lounging intoduce their new B-bulb
New products for next season by Pagoda on show
Marble Stone and Ceramic table tops from Europa Leisure create a point of difference
A taste of Brazilian hospitality from Tramontina
See all the pictures from Build-up Day
If you enjoyed Solex Sun, get your own copy of GTN Xtra every week
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Hartman encourage younger people to invest in garden furniture

TV Gardening Celebrity David Domoney was on the Hartman stand at SOLEX where he said; "if we are focusing to try and encourage younger people with stylish designs to invest in garden furniture and invest time in their own garden that's got to be good for the industry..."


Commenting on the new trends at Solex he said "One of the biggest things is trying to make garden furniture become as much a feature rather than just a functional table and chairs. With the innovation within porcelain surfaces for tables, the ability to be able to add a pattern over the surface gives a more natural effect which enables you to pick up some of the pigments or the colour in the surface of the table with that of the graphite around the outside of the of the chairs as well and it's giving much more of a chic look."



Aluminum lounge style furniture is also a growing part of Solex this year.  Hartman Marketing Manager, Michelle Bradford added: "Looking around the show at aluminum it has become quite apparent that times are changing and we've adapted our range quite a bit this year it's quite a way forward for Hartman and the aluminum range we had it with Titan last year but we've developed three different ranges that incorporate aluminum and the ceramic glass that we just talking about goes across both weave and aluminum so you can have that contemporary look with traditional weave but we've also put it on that aluminum to give that ultra modern look and feel."


Hartman acknowledge that a decline in sales of weave going forwards may be due to the plastics issue but feel there is still a big traditional part of the market that will be looking for new colours such as Ash in their Heritage range.



David, who loves the lightness of the aluminum ranges making it more flexible for peoples needs went on to say: "The one thing that always gets me about this particular show is the level of innovation. You would naturally assume that one particular product group cannot continue to evolve. But because of the way that technology is moving to create more diversity in manufacturing is enabling new and exciting things to come about and if we are focusing in to try and encourage younger people with stylish designs to invest in garden furniture and invest time in their own garden that's got to be good for the industry."


Hartman are on stand 505 at Solex 2019

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