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Kajen

Park Bench

Design Thomas Bernstrand

This park bench is characterised by a profile that appears to be crisp and alert, yet it invites those seated to relax. The seat and backrest made with maximum comfort in mind, and their slated construction enables rain and water to run off easily. The armrests invite those seated to sit comfortably upright, or just sit back and relax. Seat heights and armrests optimised for use by individuals who may be less able. The laid-back luxury of this bench makes a unique addition to any public space.

The variants of Kajen park bench made in Linax-impregnated pine and hot-dip galvanized steel are certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Certification

Designed for accessibility
55cm
120/180/300cm
90cm

Dimensions and weight

Length: 120/180/300 cm
Width: 55 cm
Height: 90 cm
Sitting height: 47 cm
Depth: 83 cm

Individual dimensions
Armrests: 8 mm x 40 mm
Legs: 12 mm x 60 mm
Wood components: Seat and backrest: 56 x 26 mm

Product numbers and combinations

U16-90/120Kajen backed bench, park model, 120 cm version
U16-90/180Kajen backed bench, park model, 180 cm version
U16-90/300Kajen backed bench, park model, 300 cm version
U16-90-3One armrest for Kajen backed bench, park model
U16-90mur/120Kajen backed bench 1200 mm, wall-mounted
U16-90mur/180Kajen backed bench 1800 mm, wall-mounted
U16-90mur/300Kajen backed bench 3000 mm, wall-mounted
U16-90-19Skida till Kajen parksoffa för fristående.
B11-06Startup cost for powder coating steel in a color other than standard. Choose a RAL colour.
B11-07Starting cost for another color of wood. Choose brown or grey for Linax or an NCS color for painted wood. If you want the same color on both steel and wood, choose the RAL color for both.

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Wood and finish

EK for oiled oak.
MH for oiled mahogany.
SIOO for sioo:x treatment oak.
LIN for linax impregnated pine.
NCS S 0502-Y for top-glazed white pine.
NCS S5502-B for top-glazed light gray pine.
C for any color top-glazed pine, at additional cost.

Metal surface finish

Noir 2200 Sablé for black.
C for any color other than standard, at additional cost.
VFZ for hot-dip galvanized steel.

Variants

Nordic Swan Ecolabel applies exclusively for hot-dip galvanized steel and Linax treated pine. Not available for wall-mounted Mini-Bench, Rocking Chair and Standing Bench.

Installation type

N for surface mount.
MUR for mounted on wall.

Standard colours

NCS S 5502-B
NCS S 0502-Y (Vit)
Noir 2200 Sablé
Linaximpregnerad natur

Materials and surface treatments

Steel

Nola uses high-quality steel with good strength in our products. Steel rusts if left untreated and must therefore be surface treated. This is done through electro-galvanization and powder coating, hot-dip galvanizing, or application of a zinc powder primer.

Electrogalvanized

Electrogalvanizing (also known as zinc plating) provides corrosion protection through the sacrifice of zinc ions. It is created via a zinc coating on the steel using an electric current.

Hot-dip galvanized

Hot-dip galvanizing provides very strong protection against corrosion. The steel is dipped into a bath of hot liquid zinc. The zinc attaches and creates a surface coating on the steel part, which is then taken out of the bath and drained of excess zinc.

Powder coating

Powder coating is a coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, powder coating is usually applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light. The result is an even, hard-wearing coloured surface with the desired gloss level.

Pine

Nola's pine is of high quality and comes from sustainable forestry. Pine is an environmentally friendly, domestically produced material. Damaged or untreated pine is quite easily attacked by decomposition processes; therefore, it is particularly important to repair damaged surfaces.

Mahogany - FSC-certified

FSC-marked mahogany is a wood with good durability in the outdoor environment. In addition, it retains its color tone better than, for example, oak and teak. Mahogany lives and moves, sometimes more than teak.

Oak

Oak is a heavy, hard and medium tough wood. Moderately dimensionally stable in case of moisture changes. Oak wood blackens if it is exposed to moisture or wetness for a long time. However, it does not affect the other properties of the wood. Thanks to its hardness and toughness, the oak wood is suitable for furniture and other use in exposed environments.

Wood oil

Wood oil provides good protection against the stresses of the outdoor climate and at the same time highlights the wood's natural appearance and properties.

Water-based glaze

Varnishing of wood is done with a water-based varnish. A water-based paint that is kinder to the environment. Under normal use, the paint has a good wear resistance and long durability.

Linax

After traditional impregnation according to NTR AB, the wood is boiled in a hot linseed oil with or without color pigments under vacuum. The oil is penetrated into the surface on all six sides, which reduces moisture absorption in the wood and gives a dimensionally stable product over time. The result is a dried product with good resistance to rot that also has long maintenance intervals. Linax-impregnated furniture is intended for outdoor environments only.

SiOO:X treatment

Sioo:x is a wood protection with environmentally friendly silicon technology. Water-based and biocide-free. We use Sioo mainly for our oak furniture. Sioo:x treatment of is suitable for all woods, outside as well as inside, and gives a light surface without pigments. The surface is UV-resistant, water-repellent and non-stick. Active and preventive action against algae, mould and pests. Also rot-proof, wood-strengthening and fire-retardant. This wood protection provides long durability and easy maintenance.

Assembly and placement

Surface mount

Can be bolted above ground, to the floor or to a cast-in-place foundation. Bolts not included.

Mounted on wall

Frames are attached to concrete or stone walls with expanders or chemical anchors. Seat sections mounted on top of walls are attached to the frames.

Fasteners for mounting on top of walls not included.

The seat and frame should assembled

separately, then installed on site.

Maintenance

Hor dip galvanized steel

Hot-dip galvanized can be touch-up painted with so-called "cold galvanizing".

Powdercoated steel

Products that are electro-galvanized and powder-coated can be touch-up painted with alkyd paint.

Oiled oak

Oiled oak should be oiled twice a year for best protection. Good maintenance can never completely prevent stains from occurring, but oak that is not maintained will turn blacker and turn gray faster, but it still has a very long life. When re-oiling products, a finely boiled oil that penetrates the wood should be chosen over a film-forming oil.

Oiled mahogany

Oiled mahogany should be oiled two times a year.

Linax impregnated pine

Linax is a linseed oil-based impregnation that provides extra long durability in outdoor environments and corresponds to impregnation class AB. The impregnated wood turns gray over time, which means that it should be re-oiled if necessary. Use a linseed-based oil for impregnated materials.

SiOO:X treatment oak

Sioo:x-treated products are treated twice upon delivery; once with a wood protection (Premium Träskydd Altan) and once with a surface protection (Premium Ytskydd Altan). 10-14 months after a product has been installed, it should be treated once more with Sioo:x Premium Surface Protection Altan for best durability. The lifespan after that is estimated to be about 10 years before it needs to be treated again with Premium Surface Protection Altan. The surface protection forms a wear surface, which means that products that are exposed to severe mechanical wear may need to be treated more often than every ten years. The surface treatment has a tested effect according to the standards EN 46 and EN 113. For information about the Sioo treatment see the website www.sioox.se.

Water-based glazed pine

Products in varnished pine must be maintained regularly with alkyd paint. Maintenance intervals approximately 1 time per year. Damage and cracks should be repaired immediately. Touch-up paints in spray packaging are available in standard colors to order.

Download our general maintenance advice

Versions

Three standard lengths: 120 cm, 180 cm and 300 cm

Character

A bench characterised by a profile that appears to be crisp and alert, yet it invites those seated to relax.

Kajen

Park Bench

Design Thomas Bernstrand

This park bench is characterised by a profile that appears to be crisp and alert, yet it invites those seated to relax. The seat and backrest made with maximum comfort in mind, and their slated construction enables rain and water to run off easily. The armrests invite those seated to sit comfortably upright, or just sit back and relax. Seat heights and armrests optimised for use by individuals who may be less able. The laid-back luxury of this bench makes a unique addition to any public space.

The variants of Kajen park bench made in Linax-impregnated pine and hot-dip galvanized steel are certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Certification

Designed for accessibility
Designers

Thomas Bernstrand

Designer Thomas Bernstrand, who owns his own design studio in Stockholm, has participated in a large number of design and art exhibitions around the world such as MoMA in New York, Colette in Paris, Biennale Design Saint-Etienne and others.

Bernstrand has received several awards for his work, including Excellent Swedish Form and Winner of the Good Design Award 2012 for Nolastolen Share. For Nola, Bernstrand has designed a large number of products and furniture series and participated in a number of special projects over the years.