Growth is a driver for urban design today, and a theme reflected in our new products. Nola’s new seating systems grow with their surroundings, while flexible planters bring nature indoors.
Nola is known for exploring the boundaries of public space, and this season we are reflecting on the points where geometric shapes and organic forms meet. New products from designers Mia Cullin and Anki Gneib reveal fresh potentials for bringing nature into built environments, while Thomas Bernstrand introduces a bold new approach to modular seating. Mats Aldén, Ola Gillgren, Thomas Eriksson and Tema Arkitekter enhance existing product series with new colours and complementary designs, while Gripner & Hägglund showcase a fun and funky vision of what contemporary seating can be. With flexibility up front and natural shapes alongside, new interpretations of familiar forms highlight the creativity that sets Nola apart.
‘Urban landscapes are becoming more complex today, inspiring new, creative approaches to public space,’ explains Agneta Stake, founder and CEO of Nola. ‘So we’re meeting the need for greater flexibility with products that integrate plant-life into a wider range of surroundings. This season’s colour palette reflects the richness of the earth and the green of early Springtime, bringing those elements into the built environment.’
Products such as climbing frames, hanging baskets and robust planters expand the existing ‘Gro’ and ‘Cacti’ series designed by Mia Cullin and Anki Gneib, respectively. They complement the existing products with sculptural forms designed to add accents of nature in surprising ways. Similarly, the new ‘Central’ modular seating system designed by Thomas Bernstrand includes planters that add variety or designate individual areas. With seats made from Sioo-treated oak, ‘Central’ is unique in its versatility and sustainability, as it can expand and configure to suit architectural layouts.
Meeting the need for living room-like comfort with all the benefits of public space design, Gripner & Hägglund’s ‘Cushy’ is an award-winning modular design. The units can create long, lateral rows, attach perpendicularly to form a corner or encircle a structural feature. Lightweight, moveable and expandable, ‘Cushy’ can grow with its surroundings to meet diverse needs.
See Nola’s new products, and highlights from previous collections, at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. From 5 – 9 Feb 2019, at stand A11: 19.
The Avknoppingar exhibition at Area 41 Showroom, Riddargatan 41, Stockholm. The showroom will be open from 11.00 – 19.00 between 6 - 8 Feb, and from 11.00 – 17.00 on 9 and 10 Feb.
For almost 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.