Barlow Tyrie's 90th birthday

Caroline Beckett

Website Editor,

In business since 1920, Barlow Tyrie is the oldest maunfacturer of teak outdoor furniture in the world. As a family business, now in their third generation of respective Barlows and Tyries, the British company has had a longstanding relationship with John Lewis – over 40 years in fact - and helps with training of the selling Partners you'll meet in our shops.

Crafted from the the finest premium materials such as solid marine-quality brass and ‘316’ stainless steel, Barlow Tyrie’s award-winning furniture comes with a lifetime guarantee and the very best in aftersales care. It uses first grade plantation-grown teakwood (a very stable wood, resistant to rot), obtained from the most reputable legal source in Indonesia.


In this short film, Mark Tyrie, grandson of company founder Victor Tyrie, describes the manufacturer’s remarkable history, whilst sitting on one of its signature pieces, the London bench.


Filmed on location at the Odney estate, Cookham, Berkshire. Our thanks go to all the Partners who helped make it possible!

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