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company History

Founded by the late William Sieberts in 1979, Summit Furniture has become an internationally recognized company that exemplifies excellence. Dedicated to the finest in design, materials and craftsmanship, Summit collaborates with distinguished American and European designers to offer beautiful handcrafted teak furniture for contract, residential and marine environments.

Unmistakable quality has made Summit Furniture the first choice for elegant hotels and restaurants, private clubs, estates and villas in London, Paris, Monaco, the Caribbean, New York and Los Angeles. Summit is also found on luxury cruise ships and superyachts throughout the world.

Today, Owner and President Jane Sieberts brings a unique combination of business acumen and design expertise to Summit’s leadership. Guided by Jane, Summit maintains its commitment to excellence; to be the best source of handcrafted, sustainable teak furniture for interior or exterior applications in residential and commercial environments.


Summit teak comes from a tropical deciduous hardwood tree native to Southeast Asia. The teakwood tree (Tectona grandis) is plantation-grown on the Indonesian island of Java.

Teak is highly valued because of its beautiful grain and color and is preferred in shipbuilding and furniture making. Teak is strong and durable, almost immune to decay and contains an oil that is resistant to insects. The teakwood tree grows to 150 ft (46m) in height and is 3 to 8 ft (0.9 to 2.4m) in diameter at the base. The leaves are among the largest in the world, 2 ft (.61m) long and 1.5ft (.46m) wide. They yield a purple dye and are used for thatching and wrapping. The tree also produces small fragrant white flowers that grow in clusters and a fruit the size of a cherry that contains oily seeds.

Since 1987, Summit furniture has been manufactured from the finest quality sustainable, plantation-grown teak.