About Us

The arrival of Indian Ocean on the furniture design scene in 1990 coincided with a shift in the design, use and views of outdoor living spaces. Design that links indoors and outside, via a series of seamlessly flowing spaces, has become de rigueur and Indian Ocean has played its part in this lifestyle change.

Indian Ocean designs and produces luxurious outdoor furniture and creates concepts for balconies, country garden or superyachts.  Co-founder and managing director Jamie Hobbs first imported beautiful, oversized parasols from Madagascar, where his father was then the Honorary Consul. He followed this up with a complementary collection of teak garden furniture and named the business Indian Ocean in homage to its primary inspiration. Elegant, comfortable ‘heritage’ pieces remain part of the core collection as does a commitment to the finest quality materials, detail and high-spec finishes. But – over 30 years on from its simple beginnings – the brand has gone higher-octane.

Edgy, contemporary designs to furnish a variety of outside spaces including kitchens, outdoor lighting and other accoutrements for modern outdoor living, all now form part of the collection. ‘Our teak heritage pieces link to the traditions of the past, but we are constantly innovating for the future,’ says Hobbs. ‘We offer the most technically advanced fabrics and designs which are inspiring and practical as well as totally comfortable and relaxing, enhancing our enjoyment of the great outdoors.’

An initial concept can take up to two years to perfect from sketch to final testing. Collections are viewable at Indian Ocean’s two London stores (Balham and Hampstead) and at Harrods, and orders are fulfilled from a British-based warehouse, via a team that specialises in old-school customer service and their expertise in shipping overseas to clients’ homes.

What services do you provide?

Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Accessories

How would you describe your style?

"We design and make modern quality outdoor furniture successfully combining the pleasures of classic outdoor living with contemporary aesthetics."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Our outdoor design and planning team are experts in advising and specifying exactly the best possible design for your outside space. We assist our clients with all sizes of projects whether it be a small urban balcony, a large country garden or the deck of a superyacht. 

Let us help deliver all the luxuries you require for sophisticated outdoor living.  We will visit your home to discuss your requirements and ideas.  Our team can help design modern outdoor living spaces with personal details to make your space work for you, no matter how big or small. We offer inspiration consultations for design projects which include surveys of your space and advice on colour schemes, and we create outdoor design schemes using CAD plans and 3D visualisations to help maximise your space."