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!

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. 

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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 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.

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Fiordaliso Sofa

 modular outdoor seating

Modular Sofa

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Lavita Seats

Riviera Rattan Seating

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Siena Outdoor Sofas

Visit our Seating section for more stunning sofas!

5 Beautiful Sun Loungers for your Garden

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Here at Iola we are advocates of making the most of your outdoor space. We supply hand made luxury furniture for you to transform your homes and truly enjoy what you have worked hard for. When the sun is shining there is nothing more rewarding than coming home from work and relaxing in your garden with a glass of wine, or spending the afternoon in the sun with a book! We think the best way to do that is by relaxing on some of our most popular rattan furniture products: our range of gorgeous sun loungers. 

We have 5 beautiful rattan sun loungers available, all of which are hand made. Choose one of our 5 beautiful sun loungers to really make the most of your outdoor space! 

1. Sail Bed Rattan Lounger 

sail bed lounger

2. Seville Rattan Lounger

sun lounger

3. Lavanda Rattan Lounger 

rattan sun lounger

4. Ambrato Rattan Lounger

adjustable sun lounger

5. Lavita Rattan Lounger 

rattan sunbed


Each of our rattan sun loungers is customisable to your taste with fabrics and colours. To order one of our sun loungers and live a life of relaxation and luxury, contact us now for a quote. 

5 Stunning Pieces of Outdoor Furniture

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Why should your outdoor furniture be any less comfortable than your indoor furniture?


Armchair and footstool

Armchair with Footstool

 How luxurious do those cushions look? Sit down, stretch your legs, and wiggle your toes – outdoor relaxation has never been so sumptuous!

Bench dining set

Dining Table & Benches

If you’re eating with a group of friends, these benches are far cosier than individual chairs. Perfect for casual picnics and elegant evening meals alike.

Sail Bed

Sail Bed Sun Lounger

 The ‘sail’ can be adjusted – open it to let the sunlight in, or close it to give yourself a little shade!

Chaise longue

Rattan Chaise Longue

 Ideal for an afternoon nap. Just stretch out and shut your eyes...

Rattan egg chair

Hanging Egg Chair

Curl up with a book and swing the afternoon away. It helps when you’ve got a view like that one, of course!

A Closer Look at Our Rattan Sofas

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Rattan sofas from iola

Rattan sofas really are the jewel in iola’s crown – our catalogue boasts more than a dozen distinctive outdoor seating designs, and each one is a cool, contemporary masterpiece in its own right. All of our chairs and sofas live up to iola’s usual high standards, and the durable materials from which they’re made will last for years in commercial and residential environments alike.

Here are some of our favourite items from iola’s Rattan Sofas section:

Fiori outdoor set

This is our Fioiri outdoor seating set, with a charming curved design and an attractive, modern look. The three-seater sofa – complete with an exquisitely comfortable marine foam cushion – is undoubtedly the centrepiece, but we do offer several other options that will allow you to flesh out your set, including a two-seater, a single-seater, and a coffee table.

Riviera chaise longue

The Riviera collection is another stunning set, and this astounding chaise longue design is right at its heart. It’s great for outdoor relaxation, and you can even lock two chaises longue together to create a spectacular corner sofa! Note that the product in the picture above was made with bronze-coloured rattan, but the Riviera sofa is available in several other colours, including slate and platinum.

Modular rattan sofas

Finally, we come to the most popular of our rattan sofa products – the best-selling Modular seating collection. This set takes customisation to its logical conclusion; buy several individual units and then link them together to create your perfect outdoor sofa! We have corner units, middle sections and individual armchairs, as well as coffee tables and ottomans to match.

This is just a taste of the beauty to be found in our rattan sofas collection. Click here to see the full range!

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!

3 Things All Outdoor Seating Needs

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rattan armchair

Here at iola, we consider ourselves to be experts on outdoor furniture. Our outdoor seating range is full of top quality products, and our continued success in this market is down to our grasp of what people want and need from their garden furnishings.

In our opinion, there are three things that any outdoor seating product ought to have:

Durability – The ability to handle harsh weather conditions without falling apart or becoming degraded. Outdoor furniture must be able to cope with outdoor life!

Comfort – What good is an uncomfortable seat? A garden chair should be a pleasure to sit on, ideally offering the same level of comfort that you’d expect from your living room furniture.

Style – Gardens ought to look beautiful, and that extends to everything within the garden, too. You wouldn’t decorate your interiors with ugly objects – why not apply that same ethos to your outdoor space?

Our all-weather outdoor furniture passes these three tests with flying colours. The materials that we use are perfectly suited for outdoor use; our marine-reticulated cushions are comfortable and durable; and our unique designs never fail to inspire and delight. View our catalogue now!