Fall News 2021
Participating in this Autumn’s Stockholm Creative Edition, designer Anki Gneib opened her studio to present Nola’s latest collection. The launch included a new series of garden furniture, a contemporary planter and a granite seat. Inspirations included the courtyard outside Anki’s studio, the shape of the Edelweiss Association's old bell tower and gardens in Stockholm’s Östermalm neighbourhood.
The court yard outside Anki Gneib’s studio that served as inspiration for the new products. Photo: Kristian Pohl.
“Anki and Nola have a long history of collaborations,” says Agneta Stake, founder of Nola and product development manager. “We invest heavily in furniture for meetings, activities and recreation in green spaces. This garden collection is crafted in robust materials that will last a long time. We hope they will encourage more outdoor life, inspire green oases and complement urban places characterised by exciting architecture.”
The new product assortment consists of a planter, an outdoor furniture group and a stone bench. The latter became a real Instagram star as visitors shared pictures of the bench and posed on it to take selfies.
The new planter Klocka is crafted in sandcast aluminium. The planter is a contemporary interpretation of classic turntables. The surface pattern is made in relief and wraps around the body of the planter and its oversized edge.
With their elegant steel frames, the designs in the new Rousseau furniture group present a compelling meeting of classic styles and contemporary form. The furniture group is suited to a wide range of environments, from outdoor cafes and restaurants, to courtyards and gardens.
The new granite bench Viaduct draws historical references from the garden where it was exhibited during the Stockholm Creative Edition. Viaduct's form was inspired by Roman aqueducts and viaducts, and the bench has a strong architectural presence.