04/02/2020 - Commissioned by Swedish outdoor furniture specialist Nola
’s first collaboration with the leading designer Gunilla Allard
– a flexible, moveable, stackable outdoor sofa/bench with a metal frame and an oak seat.
The Signum concept is rooted in research into the work of architects, particularly Sigurd Lewerentz – a design for the future building on the successes of the past. The aim was to create a piece of versatile outdoor furniture that could withstand the rigours of the Nordic climate. Graphic in form, the design works well as a fixed piece of street furniture, but the ease with which it can be moved, stacked and stored also makes it ideal for settings such as parks or golf courses.
The production process prioritises sustainability and CO2 efficiency. The choice of materials, and the two-phase surface treatments ensure the longevity of the furniture, whereas the fibre-cutting process used on the metal frame is four times faster than laser-cutting, which makes linear production a highly efficient process.