Spotlight: Lavita Lounger

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This week, iola’s Spotlight is shining on the stunning Lavita sun lounger. The sumptuous sun beds are among our most popular products, and it’s not difficult to see why...

luxury lounger

Lavita Luxury Lounger - The Essential Info:

  • Length: 2m
  • Height: 0.52m
  • Width: 0.75m
  • Price: $1,750
  • Quick-dry cushions provide weatherproof comfort
  • Perfect for swimming pools
  • Guaranteed for 5 years
  • Adjustable headrest
  • Part of our Lavita collection (see also: Lavita Dining Set, Lavita Chairs)
  • Wheels for easy transportation
  • Made of top quality materials (inc. Rehau rattan and commercial grade alloy)

Available rattan/cushion colours:

Rattan colours and cushion patterns

Click here to see even more fabric patterns.

About the Lavita Lounger:

‘La vita’ is Italian for ‘life’, and that’s precisely what our Lavita collection is all about – living life to the fullest and really enjoying every moment! The Lavita lounger is the perfect example; the cushioned design was conceived with optimum comfort in mind, and no other sun bed can match the Lavita for luxury and relaxation.

As we’ve already mentioned, the Lavita is one of our very best-selling products. It’s particularly popular among hoteliers; the Lavita lounger has been used alongside swimming pools all over the world, and guests seem to love unwinding on those plush marine foam cushions!

rattan sunbed

Style-wise, the Lavita is yet another example of iola’s commitment to superior craftsmanship. Notice the flawless rattan weave on the lounger’s arms and legs – there are only a few rattan manufacturers in the world who can offer that level of detail!

The adjustable headrest is another sign of the lounger’s high quality. This feature allows the user to sit up and read a book or lay right back and catch forty winks – regardless of how you like to relax, the Lavita lounger will accommodate you!

rattan seats

If you want more from your Lavita lounger, we recommend combining it with some other items from our Lavita range. The Lavita side table – visible in the above image – is a particularly perfect companion for the lounger, giving the user somewhere to place their drink while they sit back and relax!

If you are interested in purchasing the Lavita lounger (for commercial or private use), get in touch with the iola NZ team today!

5 Unique Hotel Designs

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Here at iola, many of our rattan furniture designs are inspired by nature or even beautiful buildings (note, our Rattan Sail Bed Lounger was inspired by the beautiful Sydney Opera House!). The most unusual of all our designs, however, is the stunning Hanging Egg Chair. This hanging dome chair is without a doubt an extremely unique design which stands out from the crowd, and has been the frequent recipient of interest in the design world. The gorgeous hanging dome design is truly unique and modern and can actually be found in some extremely executive hotels around the world. 

egg chair


We at iola are clearly fans of the unique and innovative when it comes to interior design, so we decided to bring you 5 of the most unique hotel designs from around the world, inspired by our innovative hanging egg chair! 


1. Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada 

These suspended tree houses are a truly magical design based in the rainforest of Vancouver Island, Canada. 


2. The Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden 

Incredible hotel constructed entirely from ice. Every year 500 artists flock to Sweden to rebuild this phenomenal hotel, thus every year it is slightly different!


3. Kakslauttannen Glass Igloo Village Resort, Finland 

A stunning collection of glass igloos in Finland, perfect for viewing the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights in peak season. 


4. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Africa 

A luxury hotel in Nairobi where giraffes roam freely, encouraged to pop their heads through the window for a head rub or some delicious treats! 


5. Poseidon Underwater Resort, Fiji

A luxury resort built entirely underwater with the most astonishing views of the depths of the ocean.


Which is your favourite unique hotel design? Do you prefer a more traditional establishment? Let us know @iola_NZ on Twitter. 

Our Top 5 Hotel Views

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iola supply our luxury rattan furniture to 5* hotel establishments all over the world, which means we are naturally appreciative of an exquisite hotel design. However, we also understand that sometimes even the most beautiful of hotel architecture and design can be compromised by a less than desirable location or view, and similarly a fairly average hotel design can be accentuated by a wonderful location. One of the best parts of any holiday is taking a moment to relax and reflect whilst admiring a breathtaking view - no matter where in the world you are. 

Curling up on some beautiful furniture in front of an outstanding view is a real privilege, and we've scoured the net for some of our favourite hotel views out there. Here are 5 of the most gorgeous hotel views where we would love to see some of our beautiful rattan loungers for the ultimate relaxation out there. 

1. Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco 

2. St Regis Hotel, Bora Bora 

3. InterContinental Hotel, Hong Kong 

4. Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy 

5. St Regis Deer Valley Park, Utah 

We'd love to see our gorgeous Sail Bed Lounger in any of these stunning locations - we could sit for hours and take it all in. What do you think? Tweet us and let us know. 

5 Places We'd Love To Dine!

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Here at Iola we're passionate about furniture. Our luxury rattan furniture is hand crafted for your comfort and pleasure, with each individual piece transforming your home or commercial property. Our dining sets in particular can be found in some of the most incredible hotel establishments in the world, and frequenting many a property. Our dining sets have been designed to heighten your outdoor dining experience by eating in luxury and comfort, but of course, a truly spectacular view can impact your dining experience in the most wonderful of ways. We've scoured the internet to find some locations we'd simply love to dine at with the most stunning views - before turning the focus on some of our own dining sets and how they can enhance your dining experience. 

1. This stunning location in Paris 

This beautiful view is the perfect mood setter for a stunning dinner in the heart of Paris - we'd love to be wined and dined here! 

2. A breathtaking cave restaurant in Jamaica

A truly phenomenal dining experience is when you experience something new and wonderful in an outstanding location. You can't get much more unique than this stunning cave setting, can you?

3. This absolutely breathtaking Bali beach paradise

If being in gorgeous Bali wasn't enough - imagine a culinary experience with this setting! Truly remarkable

3. Romance and culture from a balcony in Florence 

Watching the sun set as you dine in this stunning Italian location would be a true once in a lifetime experience 

5. Thrill-seeking on a cliff top in China 

Though perhaps not the most aesthetically beautiful of locations, it is undeniable that this dining experience would be out of this world for more reasons than one! The terrifying location in the incredible setting is an absolute must if ever possible! 

Though we may not always have the resources or the time to dine in this wonderful and wild locations, what we can do is purchase outdoor dining furniture so exquisite and beautiful that every meal enjoyed within the comfort of our own homes is an experience in itself! Our range of outdoor dining sets are hand crafted to perfection and all have unique designs and looks to complement a variety of interior design tastes and styles. The Folio Dining Set, for example, contains chairs carefully shaped and moulded to resemble leaves - a truly unique touch to your outdoor dining experience.  

rattan dining set

Folio Dining Set 

We have a dining set for every design taste and really believe that iola can transform your home or commercial property for the better. To view our gorgeous range of outdoor dining sets click here

5 Gorgeous Swimming Pool Designs

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Our range of spectacular outdoor furniture is best accompanied by a truly outstanding outdoor space design, with our luxury pieces truly accentuating your garden. Our range of furniture is very popular with high-end hotels and commercial establishments, as well as in the home, and many of these places have splendid swimming pool designs. A swimming pool can truly finish off a gorgeous outdoor space, and we've used Pinterest to scout out 5 stunning swimming pool designs and chosen some of our gorgeous sun loungers to match these designs. 

1. Sleek and Stylish Pool Design 

We'd put our beautiful Seville Sun Lounger in this stunning modern outdoor space. 

sun lounger


2. Cosy and Contemporary 

We think our gorgeous Lavita Lounger would fit just perfectly here.

rattan sunbed


3. Bold and Modern

In this simple design we think our Lavanda Rattan Sun Lounger would finish it with style. 

rattan sun lounger


4. Romantic and Glamorous

In this beautiful romantic design we'd add our Sail Bed Lounger to switch it up! 

sail bed lounger


5. Grand and Elaborate 

Our reclining Ambrato Adjustable Lounger would be the ultimate way to enjoy this elaborate outdoor design. 

adjustable sun lounger

Come Dine with Iola

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You are cordially invited to join Iola furniture for dinner, along with a whirlwind tour of their stunning, bespoke rattan dining sets!

If you are looking to grace your outdoor area with a sumptuous dining set, here are 5 of our best:

Suni Dining Set

Blending style and comfort, our Suni set uses large seats and soft fibre for some seriously laid-back lounging.


Nova Bench Dining Set

This contemporary bench dining set is perfect for minimalist tastes, and for those who appreciate true style with added substance.


Nova Dining Set

Simple, elegant, and classy, the Nova dining set still boasts comfort, only in the stylish guise of our ravishing rattan!


Folio Dining Set

The folio is one our favourite pieces - we love the leaf-like design of the backs and chairs, and how the striking silhouette enhances any space.


Azzuro Dining Set

This bar-like Azzuro set is perfect for gracing any patio, and enjoying cocktails and canapes in certain luxury!

Breathtaking Hotel Designs

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Our exquisite range of luxury hand-crafted rattan furniture is featured in some of the best hotels, resorts and corporate business establishments all around the world. As such, we like to keep on top of interior design trends within the hotel sector. We are always looking for inspiration for our unique designs - many of you will know that our stunning Sail Bed Lounger is even modelled on the Sydney Opera House, and thus it is important to stay in the loop with hotel design to ensure our rattan furniture remains current, stylish and able to fit in to any high-class hotel establishment. 

For this week's blog post we thought we'd show you some of our favourite hotel designs. Hotels which are truly breathtaking not only for location, but for the attention to detail and design of their fabulous outdoor spaces. The hotels we've chosen has truly incredible outdoor spaces, and we believe some of our pieces would be right at home in these joints! We've paired some of our furniture to these gorgeous hotels, let us know if you agree with our choices or if you think another one of our range would perhaps be better suited. 

1. Club Med Kani - Maldives 

This stunning paradise location is breathtaking in itself, but the hotel being physically located in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives is really something special. Each room is on 'stilts' and you wake up to the ocean every morning - which is pretty spectacular, we think you'll agree. We love the lounging and relaxation areas pictured above, but can't help but think our beautiful Ambrato Sun Loungers (in white, to match the decor of course) would be perfect for reclining in the sun and soaking up that gorgeous view. Don't you?

adjustable sun lounger

2. Grace Santorini Hotel - Greece 

This beautiful Greek hotel utilises a beautiful minimalistic design and really lets that incredible view do the talking, doesn't it? We love the minimal use of furniture to just maximise on the incredible landscape presented there for us, but we think that a glass of wine from our gorgeous Azzuro Dining Set would heighten the experience of true paradise. 

outdoor bar set

3. Viceroy Hotel - Bali 

This beautiful hotel is truly exquisite in location high up in the trees boasting the most incredible exotic location. The impressive luxury design of this hotel is the best way to accentuate this incredible location - and we'd love to add to it! How perfect would it be to curl up in our Sail Bed Rattan Lounger and take in nature at its very finest?

sail bed lounger

Outdoor Furniture Inspiration

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If we were asked to describe Iola's furniture in 3 words, we would struggle; luckily for us, a picture says more than a thousand words, and so here are some pictures of 3 of our most prized products to give you a flavour of what we're all about.

Hanging Egg Chair

Available with or without the stand, this Hanging Egg Chair is a stunning little pod that you can feel free to retreat to at any time.


Sail Bed Lounger

The unique design and shape of our Sail Bed Lounger is based on the Sydney Opera House, and so would make quite the landmark in your garden!


Lily Armchair

The Lily Armchairs represent all Iola are about: cutting edge design, expert craftsmanship, and a guarantee of certified luxury.

Iola's Promise of True Luxury Furniture

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Iola's range of stunning hand-made rattan furniture is truly what you would class as luxury. We are proud to state the fact we produce only luxury furniture with the knowledge that we are true to our word, providing only the highest quality furniture to our customers. 

sail bed

Unfortunately, in the outdoor furniture market there are many companies who claim to offer luxury products to their consumers, when in actual fact the quality of their products is anything but luxurious. However, spotting these poor quality furniture companies is easy when you know what to look for! Here are our top 3 tips for spotting low-quality furniture companies:

1. Avoid any complicated and exclusion-heavy warranties. The vendor should be confident in the quality and longevity of their products and therefore a straightforward, comprehensive warranty should always be on offer from true luxury furniture companies. 

2. Avoid evasive companies - if they can't or won't tell you about the true quality and origin of each of their materials then walk away. Don't be afraid to ask questions, as a luxury furniture customer you are entitled to know the details of the furniture you're looking to purchase. 

3. Avoid suspiciously low prices. We all love a bargain, but when you consider that each one of our prices is hand-made by our expert team members it is understandable that iola NZ's luxury furniture must come at a price. Exceptional quality furniture will never come from bottom prices.

rattan chair

When we tell our customers that our products are luxury - we really are being honest. If you browse our website you'll see in-depth details about all the individual products we use to hand make our luxury outdoor furniture. If you want to transform your outdoor space with luxury furniture then why not order our catalogue to see why we are the leading supplier of rattan furniture in New Zealand. 

Spotlight: Folio Rattan Dining Set

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In the Spotlight this week is a dining set with a difference, the gorgeous Folio Rattan Dining Set. Read on to learn more about this stunning outdoor dining set from iola.


Folio Rattan Dining Set - The Essential Info:

Suni Table

  • Height: 750mm
  • Width: 1200mm
  • Depth: 1200mm
  • Hand-woven German rattan fibre 
  • 5 year warranty as standard

Folio Chairs 

  • Height: 1200mm
  • Width: 600mm
  • Depth: 700mm
  • 5 year warranty as standard


Available Colours:

From left to right: White Wash, Stone, Platinum, Bronze, Slate, Carbon Black.


About the Folio Rattan Dining Set: 

As you can see from the image above, our Folio dining set is aesthetically phenomenal, standing out from the crowd with a truly unique level of superior craftsmanship. All our rattan furniture products are hand-woven by our expert team of Rattan weavers, and the complex shape of the Folio chairs showcases just how talented they really are. These exquisite chairs are designed to look like leaves, the designers having taken inspiration from nature. This means the chairs incorporate a striking arched backrest which not only looks incredible, but provides support and comfort for your back as you enjoy your outdoor space. The smooth curve of the chair perfectly compliments the circular Suni table, and the combination of the two makes quite the attractive dining set indeed! 


This close up of the Folio chair shows the undeniable talent of our Rattan weaving team who hand-produce every item of our Rattan furniture range. 

Prices may vary depending on what it is you seek, so please contact us if you'd like a Folio Rattan Dining Set to transform your outdoor space.

If you're a customer enquiring from within Europe, then call 01483 277 266 to discuss purchasing iola furniture in your area.

Rattan Furniture Sale Now On!

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As fans of our exclusive rattan furniture, you’ll be pleased to learn we have an end of season sale now on!

This awesome sale includes the following:

How does our sale work? It’s simple! Email us what exactly it is you are looking for and then we’ll give you our best sale price. This is the first sale we have decided to have here at Iola NZ, and take it from us - high-end furniture at these low prices will not hang around long, so best get in early to ensure yourself a bargain.

If you want to own some seriously luxurious rattan furniture email: now and see what you could be saving!

Making the Case for Luxury Furniture

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Here at Iola, luxury furniture is our calling - it’s what we do! So when the term luxury furniture comes up we truly feel we have earned the right to use it, and here are the reasons why...

Meticulous Materials

Basically, every material we use to make our furniture is the best. Every material has been specifically chosen because it is the best material for the job. The rattan itself is made by Rehau, a worldwide leader in polymer solutions and master German engineers. The metal we use for the frame is a specially thickened alloy that is superior to our competitors. Even the very fixtures and fittings we use are made from marine grade stainless steel to ensure they stand the test of time.

Craftsmanship Class

Having the right tools is one thing, but if you cannot carefully assemble luxury furniture then sourcing those materials would be a waste. Thankfully at Iola we have a team of master weavers from Cebu in the Philippines who are famed for their skills with rattan. Every single piece of furniture that leaves our workshop has been lovingly handcrafted and quality controlled to ensure your furniture is the best it can be – bearing in mind some of our pieces take over 30 days to construct, you can see the level of care and detail that goes into every piece.

If you are seeking luxury furniture for a home or commercial area, you really will struggle to find a more superior source than here at Iola! We’ve earned the right to call our furniture luxury.