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History of Daro

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How it all began …

Firstly, Daro was formed in 1972 by Brother-in laws (Da)vid Brown and (Ro)ger Rideout. They began trading by selling traditional rush matting and rattan home accessories. Items such as waste bins and log baskets at traditional Midland markets and national agricultural shows. Throughout the late 70s, cane and rattan furniture became so popular, so Daro moved on to offer bigger furniture items like occasional furniture that could be used in sunrooms and the new phenomenon at the time, a Conservatory.

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The Conservatory Phenomenon

Throughout the 80s and 90s, as the conservatory market became more established, so did Daro’s product offering. They went on to develop an  increasingly comfortable collection of conservatory furniture. Today, Daro is the United Kingdom’s leading name in woven furniture. Continually at the forefront of developing conservatory furniture products, whilst setting standards for the industry. Cane and rattan furniture is still very much in demand when it comes to furnishing a conservatory. Many consumers love that this type of furniture is strong, yet lightweight and can be bought in a range of designs, shapes and styles. Furnishing a conservatory with natural materials helps to add texture and depth to the room and creates synergy between the indoors and the outdoors. A perfect tone to set for a conservatory.

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Garden Furniture

In 2003, Daro created an Outdoor Furniture Division in addition to their indoor conservatory range. Using the weaving skills of their manufacturing base in Indonesia as well as the skills of the UK Soft Furnishings factory for making outdoor cushions, the company has developed a highly successful outdoor range. 

With the skills of our master craftsmen coupled with advances in raw materials, Daro Outdoor Furniture is of superior quality that offers the comfort sit of an indoor furniture item on outdoor furniture frames. 

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Present Day

Today, Daro continues to be one of the UK’s leading brands of superior quality conservatory and garden furniture product ranges. We have developed a trusted nationwide Stockist Network, equipped with the skills and knowledge to advise the customer and allow them to see and try the product locally.  We are also proud to have the iconic British brand, Laura Ashley as part of our portfolio. 

As well as our retail offering, we also have a successful commercial/contract business, where we manufacture on a private label basis. Our other services also include a sought after cushion replacement service. 

Visit your local stockist to experience our Daro products for yourself. 

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