The Bridgman Story
Bridgman has been innovating and shaping the UK’s home & garden furniture industry for over 40 years. For us, luxury furniture goes far beyond aesthetics as a well-crafted piece of furniture can transform your space and allow you to maximise the time spent relaxing and entertaining.
We have been designing, creating and supplying beautiful furniture since our beginnings in 1977 when our founder Peter Bridgman followed the footsteps of his father into the furniture industry.
The Bridgman Legacy
Over 40 years ago, our founder set up a workshop in North London to manufacture quality British furniture. Bridgman, as the company was named, crafted its reputation around three core values that still live on to this day; quality, design and comfort.
We quickly established ourselves as a leading supplier of reproduction furniture in the late 1970s and in 1980 Howard Barnett joined Peter as a co-director in the business. In 1987 we launched our first collection of luxury garden furniture. Our in-house designers and advanced production techniques allowed us to fill a gap in the market and saw us become the first UK company to decorate wooden outdoor furniture with ornate detailing. Having already established a network of trusted retailers, we secured valuable floor space in garden centres throughout the UK and Europe.
Luxury Garden Furniture
Spurred on by this success, in 1990 we focused all of our attention on becoming the UK’s leading supplier of luxury garden furniture and started showcasing all of our new designs at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which we still attend 30 years later. The most notable product collections in these years include being the first UK company to supply Rattan garden furniture in 2001 and then the first to supply fully waterproof cushions in 2011. The unique and virtually stain-proof cushions have been unrivalled ever since and are still the only of its kind on the market.
Peter’s two sons, Robert and Alex, have since joined the business, continuing the tradition of fine design, good craftsmanship and unrivalled service.