Black Teak Puts a New Spin on Ethnicraft’s Favorite Outdoor Collections

02.21.24 | By
Black Teak Puts a New Spin on Ethnicraft’s Favorite Outdoor Collections

Do you often find yourself drawn to the dark side? If so, Ethnicraft’s newest finish, black teak, will have you firmly in its varnished grasp. The deep hue’s sleekness is sure to make quite an impact against your backyard or terrace. Now, aside from their original teak finish, Ethnicraft’s Bok, Jack, and Quatro outdoor collections are available in classic black teak. The new shade lends a touch of charisma to these outdoor favorites, with weather-proof cushions available for the dining chairs, lounge chairs, and footstools.

“The black finish offers a more dramatic take on the naturally beautiful style. While teak is extremely weather-resistant on its own, the brushed black varnish offers extra protection. Because we respect the beauty and quality of the wood, we’ve applied the varnish by brush to highlight the natural wood grain,” further explained Anne-Marie Earl, US Communications Manager for Ethnicraft.

The Bok collection brings a lot to the table – pun intended. Borrowing the curved shape from a goat’s horn, its contemporary design is both sculptural and graceful. The pieces in this series feel far from heavy, even in dark black teak. The elements that make up each dining chair and table are refined, classic, and ready to age like a fine wine.

Covered in upholstery from Belgium, the Jack collection is the definition of classic, cool, and clean. The collection’s design is based on a rectilinear structure with curves that take the edge off. Jack’s pieces includes 1-, 2-, and 3-seater sofas, a lounge chair, a footstool, an adjustable lounger, a side table, and a coffee table. All of the pieces you might need to create a retreat right in your own backyard.

Ready to mix and match with other collections, the Quatro side table and coffee table have even more striking silhouettes when dressed in black teak. Both feature a round, slatted tabletop with four criss-crossing legs, equally good alone or grouped together to suit your needs.

Ethnicraft has been using solid wood from responsible renewable sources  to construct their furniture for over 25 years. The brand loves – and us too, regardless of the finish – watching the evolution of its furniture through the wear and tear collected from, well, life.

To learn more about Ethnicraft’s new black teak finish, visit

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.