Swedish furniture manufacturer Nola received the ICFF
Editors Award for Best Outdoor Furniture at the International Contemporary
Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York on May 15, 2005.
Selected designs from Nolas collection of outdoor
furniture received acclaim at ICFF yesterday as they were distinguished
by one of the fairs annual awards. The judges based their decision
on Nolas Wire table and chairs
designed by Mats Aldén and the Tall
rubber planters designed by Johannes Norlander. Nolas products were
exhibited on the SWEDISH BY DESIGN booth, a project initiated by the Swedish
Trade Councils New York office and the Consulate General of Sweden
in New York to promote Swedens design manufacturers.
Nola has a long history of developing award-winning products for gardens,
schools, shopping malls, parks, and other parts of the urban landscape.
Each product is made in collaboration with one of Swedens leading
designers, and many blur the boundaries between functional form and sculptural
shape. Although most of Nolas furniture is
manufactured to be robust enough for outdoor use, many pieces have an
unassuming delicacy that makes them perfectly suited to the interior as
well. Constructed from sleek metal, flexible rubber or polished wood,
Nolas latest collection comprises a palette of striking shapes that
reinvent traditional outdoor furniture as multi-purpose pieces.
Nolas products are crafted to look streamlined and chic, revealing
the ease with which luxury and functionality can be combined.
Nolas award-winning products, together with a selection of leading
designs from Swedish manufacturers, are showcased on booth number 1048.
ICFF is held at Jacob K Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St, New
York, New York 10001. Other products manufactured by Nola are exhibited
at the Designed in Sweden exhibition held at Felissimo Design House, 10
West 56th St, New York, until June 4, 2005.
For further information please contact Amelie Heinsjö, press counsellor
at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, at 212-583 2554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.