Solar’s Aruba Bistro Set won the Outdoor Leisure, Garden Structures
and Features section of the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association
(GIMA) Awards. The Award ceremony was held at Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel,
Heathrow on Thursday 12th July.
Paul Knott, Smart Solar’s sales director said, “The Aruba
Bistro Set was launched last year at Glee and has been a huge success
in garden centres this summer. We are delighted that the GIMA judges recognised
the innovative use of solar in a brand new product concept, which is something
that Smart Solar really excels in.”
The patented frosted glass topped table has an integrated
solar lighting panel that lights up during darkness with either 8 colour-changing
or 8 white LED lights, providing a delightful outdoor ambience for patios,
decks and balconies.
Made from practical dark brown faux rattan with a steel frame, the Aruba
table and two chairs are suitable for prolonged outdoor use, although
both the chairs and the table can be folded away for easy storage.
Solar’s Bright Eyed Owls were also a finalist in the same category.
The Owls, which are in a practical merchandising unit, have consistently
been one of the company’s best selling products throughout the year.
Paul adds, ”Smart Solar has a long history of designing innovative
solar products and this is reflected in our growing sales in the UK, across
Europe and in the USA. Winning a GIMA Award is testament to our product
development team providing the right products for the market.”