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New backed bench with a timeless aesthetic

Press release   •   Feb 06, 2020 14:48 UTC

Sigill, Note Design Studio and Gunilla Allard. News Nola 2020

In collaboration with Note Design Studio and Gunilla Allard, Nola has developed a new unique backed bench, Sigill. An architecturally designed bench, with inspiration from Sigurd Lewerentz, which was originally developed as a contribution to the architectural competition for the design of Skogskyrkogården ("The Woodland Cemetery") in Stockholm. The bench is presented during the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Stockholm.

The ideas for the new backed bench Sigill originally arose ahead of the international architecture competition for furnishing Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm, where the intention was to design benches in gentle harmony with nature. Note Design Studio, through the designers Kristoffer Fagerström and Gunilla Allard, have collaborated with Nola in this project throughout the design process. Skogskyrkogården is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, designed by architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz during the years 1916-1940.

- The Sigill backed bench expresses quality and sustainability over time, both aesthetically and environmentally, says Agneta Stake, founder and owner of Nola for 40 years.

Sigill was designed to withstand the Nordic climate, maintain a high demand on sustainable production and design quality and be sustainable over time in terms of both architecture and design. The result is a low-key and graphic, flexible, stackable backed bench in two designs with both a straight and a curved model, with a steel frame and an oiled oak seat. Inspiration from Lewerentz can be seen in the pure material choices and explicit lines. In addition to being accessibility-adapted, the bench is also easy to move, stack and store, with material choices that ensure the furniture's lifespan in terms of environment, quality and design.

Sigill is presented, along with other new and existing products, in Nola's stand A11:19 during Stockholm Furniture Fair, 4 - 8 February 2020.

For 40 years, Nola Industrier has developed and honed ideas, products and visions for urban spaces. Nola collaborates with Sweden’s leading designers and architects from concept to manufacture, with sustainable production taking place exclusively in Sweden. Nola stands for quality, aesthetic and sustainable design over time.

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