Work Desk – New in the Outdoor Office!


The interest in workin outdoors continues and we are making additions to the Urban Office-range, designed by Superlab and researcher Charlotte Peterson Troije. Right not, many eyes are turned to nature and outdoor environments in connection to movement and work. One reason is of course the pandemic we’re in the midst of, which has made nature a fairly safe meeting place. The second is the reformation of work as a construct. We’ve gone from seeing the workplace as somewhere to go in order to complete our tasks to a notion that we can get our jobs done without having to be confined to an office.

Read more about Charlotte’s thoughts on “The Outdoor Office" here.

Work Desk was presented for the first time during Southern Sweden Design Days in Malmö earlier this May. Many visitors came to the exhibition to try the desk and experience working under a blue sky.

“We had our eyes focused on workplaces and adequate offices in the outdoor environment long before the pandemic struck, Corona has, if anything, accelerated that development.” says Malin Moreau, Creative Director at Nola.

Work Desk is designed to work in many different environments. Companies' court yards and roof terraces, in parks or between buildings in the public environment. The Outdoor Office concept enriches a city in terms of experience by offering a new dimension of what a built environment can contribute to its citizens.

Work Desk during the exhibition at Form/Design Center in Malmö. Photo: Daniel Engvall.

The desks are available in two different heights and also includes raised back and sides for privacy. Photo: Johan Kalén.

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As Marimekko celebrate their 70th anniversary, designer Björn Dahlström contributes to the celebrations with a one-off version of the Kaskad armchair. The chair will be auctioned in ‘The Artists That Shaped Us’ auction at Bukowski’s in Stockholm.

As Paris Design Week approaches, Nola join the line-up of designers and manufacturers selected for the Swedish Design Movement exhibition and trade show. The event will be held in the heart of Paris at the Swedish Institute in the Marais district from 3 September to 3 October, where a programme of exhibitions, panel discussions, and talks will also take place.

As part of the Southern Sweden Design Days event, 27–30 May, Nola is showing new products at Form/Design Center in central Malmö where visitors can try out the new normal; working under a blue sky.

Nola is one of the competition’s sponsors, which is arranged in collaboration with Swedish Architects and the landscape architecture seminar Oyster.

Nola is right now focusing on bringing you a more complete digital experience. We have now update to the BIMobject library with this years new products Work Lounge, Schoolyard, Paus, och Gry.

We are pleased to announce that the Långbordet outdoor table received a Monocle Design Award in the Best Public Furniture category. The award was presented for the version of Långbordet White Arkitekter installed in Hamntorget, a small urban plaza in central Stockholm.

There is something special about finding oneself in a room, even if it is outside. Now you can find the new pergola system Terrass in our standard assortment.

We want to congratulate our friends at Liljewall Architects for being awarded Best Architecture 2021 for their work at Kunskapshuset, an essential part of the vast structural transformation in Gällivare, Sweden. As part of the project, Liljewall Architects designed a modular bench system that Nola proudly developed.

On Tuesday, Nola’s Founder and Head of Design, Agneta Stake, participated in a panel discussion with the theme “History and Future”. The panel discussion was part of the event Inside Swedish Design and can be seen here.

Make sure to view Inside Swedish Design (virtually or safely IRL) at Stockholms Auktionsverk during Stockholm Design Week. We’ll be showing news connected to outdoor offices and workspaces with designs by Superlab, Fredrik Mattson, Mats Aldén and Nina Jobs.