Iola's Hanging Egg Chair

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Pictured above is one of our most innovative and internationally sought after pieces of furniture: The Hanging Egg Chair. This beautiful chair is hand-crafted and designed specifically so that you can really make the most of your outdoor space by relaxing and swinging back and forth in your Iola Egg Chair. The chair comes with attached chain feature so you can swing to your heart's content whilst reading, relaxing or doing whatever you like in your garden! 

The beautiful egg shape is a delicious cocoon of warmth, the curve of the chair allowing plenty of room for you to curl up in a way which you see comfortable. The luxury chair includes a seat cushion and back cushion for optimum comfort at all times. The best part about our hanging egg chair? It's completely customisable: you can choose the colour of the beautiful woven rattan and take your pick of our exquisite range of fabric design options, all provided by internationally recognises brands. 

We are the only outdoor furniture company in New Zealand to use durable German fibre rattan in our outdoor furniture products, so you can rest assured that your Hanging Egg Chair from Iola will be of the highest quality possible. To begin customising your personal Hanging Egg Chair simply click here, and prepare for your journey to ultimate luxury. 

Commercial Furniture from Iola

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Iola is the number one supplier for rattan furniture in New Zealand, as well as a major supplier to the South Pacific, Africa and Europe. We have supplied hand-made rattan furniture to a number of 5 star hotel establishments, including Melia, Sofitel, Le Meridien and Four Seasons. However, if our sterling reputation and extensive list of clientele weren't enough to persuade you our commercial furniture is the best in the business, sit back, relax and let us convince you. 

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If you operate a commercial establishment and are looking for commercial furniture to enhance your business then you need look no further than iola. All our furniture is made from commercial grade alloy (1.6-1.8mm), 316 marine grade stainless steel and German rattan fibre. Our German fibre is certified to 50,000 cycles which of course is imperative in a hotel or restaurant environment. Combine this with our solution dyed acrylics from Sunbrella and top-quality marine foam and you have aesthetically beautiful and exceptionally comfortable commercial furniture of the highest standard. 

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We specialise in bespoke designs and made-to-measure furniture, so please bare in mind that the images you find in the iola catalogue and even on this website are only a snippet of what we have to offer - we can work with you to create some truly beautiful commercial furniture for your establishment.

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The prices found on our website reflect our retail prices, for commercial prices and to discuss how iola can help improve your business, contact us today. 

Iola's Luxury Sun Loungers

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There are several things we aim to achieve with our luxury sun loungers – comfort, relaxation, and a stylish quality that is unsurpassable!

Achieving all of this is no mean feat, but luckily we have the knowledge, skill, and commitment to building the most luxurious of luxury sun loungers. It all starts with the material we use: everything from the frame, to the fixtures and fittings, to the rattan itself has been chosen specifically for its durability and finish! We use only the finest quality German Rehau fibre, commercial grade alloy for the frame, marine reticulating foam, and even marine-grade stainless steel for the fittings.

Having such superior materials available is just one thing, making sure it is masterfully assembled is just as important. Luckily, we have a team of master weavers from Cebu – the Philippines – that are simply experts in their craft! All members of the weaving team are specialists in hand-crafting rattan furniture for commercial purposes, so you know you’re getting exceedingly exquisite furniture.

We have quite the range of luxury sun loungers, so whether you want to kit out a commercial establishment or simply adorn your own outdoor living area, the chances are we have something for you!

Our Seville Rattan Lounger is ideal for pool side reclining, and its contemporary design will add plenty of charm to any outdoor setting. Another stylish and contemporary choice is the Ambrato Adjustable lounger which is truly a thing of beauty. If you would prefer something a little more traditional our Lavanda Rattan Sun Lounger is packed with classic character. Or, if you’d like something a tad unorthodox and full of original design features, our Sail Bed Rattan Lounger offers all of this and more.

Come and take a look at our sumptuous selection of luxury sun loungers, and start planning a new level of relaxation today!

The Best Commercial Outdoor Furniture

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Iola is proud to be New Zealand’s top supplier of superior commercial furniture. It is this reputation that has seen us supply furniture for 5 star hotel brands like the Four Seasons, Melia, Le Meridien, Sofitel and the Hilton, to name a few.

The reason such reputable brands chose our commercial outdoor furniture is because of its resounding quality. The frames we use are made of 1.6-1.8mm commercial grade alloy; the stainless steel we use is 316 marine grade; and the German rattan we use is the highest quality available (so much so it is certified to 50,000 cycles – ideal for busy establishments). We have also thrown in some Sunbrella acrylics and water-resistant marine foam too.

Basically, every single material that goes into our luxurious rattan furniture has been carefully selected to not only to perfectly serve its purpose, but to do so for a long, long time – even the fixtures and fittings are made from marine grade stainless steel!

If you own a commercial establishment, you can take great comfort in knowing that you have made a careful investment; our furniture positively sings high quality. Even the weavers who make our outdoor furniture products have been hand-picked for their excellent craftsmanship, and they never rush their work.

Whether you own a bar, hotel, resort, restaurant, or spa, we have a selection of furniture that will cater to your commercial needs. Our extensive client base includes top architects, design professionals, and hotel specifiers, all of which were hugely impressed with the style and finesse of their finished furniture.

We can make bespoke made-to-measure furniture, so remember that what you see in our catalogue is only a glimpse of what we actually offer. Why not take a look at some the examples of furniture we have made for our customers, and start dreaming up your own rattan creations now!

What Rattan Outdoor Furniture Offers You

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Here at Iola, we like to think we bring you more than just rattan outdoor furniture; we like to think we open up a whole world of outdoor living to our customers, and that’s good.

Most of us have an outdoor space but few of us truly embrace it. We see any garden area as an extension of the house, as another room to the house even, and so embellishing it with rattan outdoor furniture to make it a more habitable environment is a perfectly reasonable thing to want to do.

What we at Iola also believe is that furniture has the ability to make a room – that is, to truly transform a space into something you are proud of! If you have been neglecting your outdoor area for some time now, you have already missed out on countless social and leisure opportunities you could have enjoyed in the garden.

It is never too late to utilise space and it is never too late to join the multitude of people who enjoy luxurious furniture. If you choose to have our rattan outdoor furniture in your property you are not just investing in a fine piece of craftsmanship, you are also investing in a rejuvenated outdoor living area!

Finding Luxury Furniture in New Zealand

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Woven rattan chair with iola logo

We’re blessed with pretty good weather here in NZ, and as such, there’s a lot of demand for outdoor furniture. That demand is met by thousands of suppliers throughout the country, but if you were to take a good look at the products that these suppliers offer, you’d find a colossal variation in quality.

Now, our industry does have standards, and all rattan furniture manufacturers have to meet certain bare minimums before they can even hit the market. And therein lies the problem: many suppliers will stop at the bare minimum, and this results in cheap, poor-quality merchandise that fails to stand the test of time.

This issue is even more frustrating when those manufacturers use the term ‘luxury furniture’. There are no regulations in place regarding what can and can’t be labelled ‘luxury’, and so genuine luxury furniture (like that available from iola NZ) has to compete with bargain basement ‘luxury furniture’ with the life expectancy of a gnat.

So don’t be fooled by NZ’s numerous snake oil merchants! Read iola NZ’s guide to buying luxury furniture, and know what to look for when you do eventually go shopping!