The Best from Zest in Garden Furniture at Solex Online 2021

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Garden furniture and garden structure specialist, Zest 4 Leisure is focusing on outdoor dining at Solex Online, showcasing its award-winning dining sets, garden seating, swing seats, BBQ shelters and gazebos.

The range is made from slow-grown sustainable FSC® (C114990) timber and crafted for comfort and style using DFMA (design for manufacture and assembly) principles.

The Harriet table and bench dining set is perfect for entertaining, or simply sitting and enjoying the benefits of relaxing outdoors. With cross over curved legs it has a Bavarian style adding elegance to any garden.

Harriet Dining Set

The Charlotte range is the latest addition to Zest’s range of garden dining / seating sets, combining comfort and style with the beauty of timber.

Part of the company’s EASY BUILD collection, designed with convenience in mind and with just a few elements to assemble all fitting together simply.

Charlotte 2 Seater Bench

Zest furniture suits any size outdoor space from two or three-seater benches, rectangular or oval tables, dining chairs to companion seats for two.

Barbecue shelters, the Appleton Gazebo and the Burghley Arbour make alfresco dining not only more practical, but also more stylish.

Appleton Gazebo

Big investment in product development and supply chain

In addition to showcasing product, Zest 4 Leisure will be using Solex to outline its latest investments in product development and supply chain. It is investing upwards of £400,000 in product development facilities and personnel, ahead of the 2022 season.

The company has appointed Neil Sholes into a new role as Head of Product Design and Innovation and is building an ‘Innovation Centre’ at its headquarters.

Neil’s remit for Zest is to spearhead a dedicated team researching and designing new product in line with consumer trends, meeting customer product requirements, and further developing key concepts such as ‘easy to build’ and sustainability.

The Innovation Centre, which is currently under construction will be a state-of-the-art product design and development suite including research and concept development, the latest CAD design technology, a prototyping build area, a production studio, and a marketing zone. The facility will launch over the summer.

Commitment to sustainable supply

Meanwhile Zest has also recruited an initial four staff in Eastern Europe and the UK with further appointments planned as it ramps up its commitment to sustainable supply.

A new warehouse management system has also been installed as part of a digital implementation across the board.

Further recruitment and improvements are ongoing as the company sees significantly increased demand.

Zest 4 Leisure’s managing director, Steve Morgan commented:

“Being outdoors, feeling close to nature and enjoying our outside spaces is more important than ever. Our current products are massively in demand. Customer satisfaction and innovation are both key to Zest and we are concentrating absolutely on both to ensure that we can provide first class ideas and sustainable product supply in these unique circumstances.”