The production of wicker furniture and chairs began to slow down at the beginning of the 1980s with the appearance of rattan, a new raw material. Rattan was suitable for making all kinds of furniture because of its versatility, strength and elegance, and wicker was relegated to just a few wicker items.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Industria Gabar, S.L. became firmly established as a producer of rattan furniture and wicker articles for both the national market and other European countries, which lent it considerable prestige within the sector.
Towards the end of the 1990s, imitation rattan synthetic fibres appeared, which revolutionised outdoor furniture for gardens and patios. Keenly aware of how the market was developing, Industria Gabar, S.L. launched into the business of outdoor furniture.