A new generation of materials is making our world stronger, faster, lighter and greener, and enhancing the performance of outdoor furniture as a result. For many years, specialist knowledge of materials was an area left to experts or scientists, but at Nola, materials have always been a source of innovation and interest. Our products are made from classic materials, such as wood, metal, stone and concrete, chosen for their durability, performance sustainability. In many cases, we heighten the appearance and performance of our materials through the application of coatings derived from polymers, advanced plastics or nanotechnology, which make colors look fresher and last longer.
Sustainability is shaping the design industry today, but Nola has always taken nature’s lead. Recycling, carbon-neutrality and the goal of zero waste have been at the core of our production since Nola was established. Our pine is harvested from managed forests near our manufacturing base in Sweden, which have been FSC-certified. We actively seek SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) approved timber, most of which can be oiled organically or left untreated. Most aspects of production and assembly take place in Sweden, which significantly reduces the carbon emissions associated with products made from parts brought together from around the world. Nola’s designs are made to last; yet, the quality of the materials we use enables parts to be recycled in new forms when our products are no longer needed.