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Wait - sustainable furniture system for waiting areas

Press release   •   Feb 06, 2020 14:32 UTC

Wait, design White. News 2020. Foto: Jann Lipka

Nola is launching a new furniture system Wait, by White Architects, with an environmental focus during Stockholm Furniture Fair. Nola thus continues the industry's transition towards more sustainable furniture production, and towards a more sustainable society.

This year Nola has collaborated with White Architects (Andreas Sture, Kristofer Jonsson), and developed a new, modular seat that can be developed into a furniture system. Wait has been designed specifically for waiting environments, outdoors as well as indoors. A clear environmental focus and circular thinking have permeated the whole process, where the focus has been on making materials, manufacturing and recycling as resource efficient as possible. According all requirements for accessibility, quality and meeting guidelines prerequisites for the design process.

Wait has long had the working name "Vänta lite nu.." ("Wait a minute now.."), as a comment to stop and reflect on everyone's need to change towards a more sustainable society. Today, high demands are placed on furniture in our public environment, both in terms of environment and function, which is of great importance for how we should furnish our shared environment.

- The most important thing about a circular piece of furniture is the properties that allow for the longest life possible, says Andreas Sture, Industrial Designer at White. Wait consists of modules that can be easily renovated and replaced if needed, in order to maintain quality over time, both in terms of quality and the environment, adds Andreas.

The Wait furniture system is intended for all types of waiting areas, such as stations, waiting rooms and care environments and to fulfil a future need for environmentally viable furniture that lasts both in terms of quality and the environment as an aesthetic for our public waiting rooms. Wait is well-designed with a high finish and is being launched in two neat models, one with a webbed, textile-covered wooden seat in waxed (native) ash, for indoor environments. As well as a version in oiled oak, or glazed pine, adapted for outdoor environments.

Nola presents the new products Wait, design White, along with other news in stand A11:19 during Stockholm Furniture Fair on 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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