5 Amazing Outdoor Seating Designs

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These garden chairs will put your living room chairs to shame!

Wing Chair

Rattan Wing Chair

How comfortable does this chair look? It’s a contemporary twist on the classic wingback design, and it looks like a great place to unwind at the end of the day.

 canella rattan chairs

Circular Chairs

These cute cushioned seats look good on their own, but as the photograph above shows, they’re even more gorgeous in groups. We love the assorted cushion colours!

 hanging egg chair

Egg Chairs

Egg chairs are made for curling up and relaxing. And these chairs are even more relaxing than usual – they hang down from the ceiling, so you can swing the afternoon away with a book and a glass of wine!

Chunky Rattan Sofas

These large seats have a distinctly 'retro' flavour to them - you have to love the jumbo-sized look and the slightly slanted design.

modular seat

Modular Seats

This design is perhaps the coolest of all. You can use the modular design to effectively create your own sofa; take two end pieces and a middle piece, and you’ve got the ultimate outdoor seat!

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. 

Photos from Recent Projects

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Our outdoor furniture designs have been used in all kinds of settings all over the world, and we're very proud of this fact. From five-star luxury resorts to laid-back beach bars, our stunning rattan creations fit in almost anywhere; to prove it, here are some photos from our most recent projects...


Outdoor dining sets

Our dining sets look amazing in the shadow of this lovely-looking hotel!


Sun loungers on the beach

These bespoke sun loungers are perfect for a quick (or not-so-quick) sunbathing session.


Dining area

More dining sets, though this time they're set against a leafy green backdrop. Who wouldn't love to enjoy a late breakfast here?


Rattan furniture by the beach

 And if you'd prefer a cool drink by the beach, you'll love this final photo. Our rattan chairs provide an exquisite place to relax after a dip in the sea!

If you are interested in using iola NZ's rattan furniture products for your projects, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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

5 Luxurious Loungers

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What do you think of when you think of outdoor furniture? We imagine loungers come pretty high on your list, and we've always found them particularly special as they have no indoor equivalents - making them undeniably unique and unapologetically outdoorsy.

To celebrate the wondrous piece of furniture that is the lounger, we've compiled a list of some lavish and luxurious loungers - perfect for long luscious lazing (is that enough 'L's' for you?).

Without further ado, here is our offering of high-quality rattan sun loungers:

1. Sail Bed Lounger 

2. Seville Rattan Lounger 

3. Lavanda Rattan Lounger 

4. Ambrato Rattan Lounger

5. Lavita Rattan Lounger

5 Spectacular Outdoor Sofas

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Your sofa is the cornerstone of your living room. It's where you sit with your family to enjoy some good quality time - to watch TV together, to pop a movie on, or simply to sit and chat about the days you've had. Needless to say, the sofa needs to be comfortable, but since it takes up such a large portion of your living room's real estate, it also needs to look good. A nasty-looking sofa can ruin even the most stylish interior!

All of this applies when you move the sofa outside, too. Granted, an outdoor sofa is used for slightly different purposes (you'll be enjoying the sunset or keeping an eye on the barbecue, as opposed to watching a DVD), but it still has to be comfy and good-looking.

With that in mind, here are five of iola's very best outdoor sofas. Click on each image for more information about that product.

outdoor sofas

Fiordaliso Sofa

 modular outdoor seating

Modular Sofa

outdoor furniture

Lavita Seats

Riviera Rattan Seating

outdoor furniture design

Siena Outdoor Sofas

Visit our Seating section for more stunning sofas!

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!

The Top 5 Luxury Hotels in the World

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Though not accessible to all, everyone deserves a bit of luxury in their lives. To celebrate this, we've taken a look at 5 of the most luxurious hotels across the world, to give you a glimpse of the most stunning accommodation money can buy. 

We're all about luxury outdoor furniture here at Iola, and we just know our ravishing rattan would work wonders in these heavenly hotels. Our rattan furniture already graces some of the finest hotels and resorts across the world, and here's a taster of the kind of luxury we like to deliver...

  1. Palacio Nazarenas - Peru
  2. Wildflower Hall - Himalayas
  3. Las Ventanas Al Paraisio - Mexico
  4. Olare Mara Kempinski - Kenya 
  5. Jumby Bay - Bahamas

If you run a hotel or resort and you want your outdoor furniture to make a lasting statement, we can most definitely help! For the finest outdoor furniture for hotels think Iola. 


5 Heavenly Hideaways!

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For this week's blog, we want to show you some heavenly hideaways in the form of some luxurious seating! Sometimes there is nothing better than just sitting on a good bench, chair, or lounger and relaxing while soaking up your surroundings. We're firm believers that the better the seat, the better the haven; and the following 5 are some of our favourites:

This simple, comfortable seating arrangement is purposely neutral - the seating is understated to allow the epic view to take centre-stage. Having said that, it still looks mightily inviting and suitably elegant too.

The Hanging Egg Chair is definitely a more alternative place to sit, but that's good! We love the simple yet striking design, and how you can comfortably swing yourself into serenity.


Another great way to create a heavenly hideaway is with the addition of a fire pit! We love fire pits because they make gardens more accessible for more of the year, and they make for stunning conversation points as well.

This Sail Bed Lounger is unique in its design and concept - made to resemble the famous Sydney Opera House, this outdoor bed can be used as a super-comfy place to soak up some sun, or as a shady little retreat from the heat.


Our final hideaway has been created using nothing more than an old pallet and some chains! With the addition of some home comforts this dreamy little retreat really is a perfect way to enjoy your outdoor space in luxury.