Kettal Furniture

We are very pleased to see that an increasing number of our customers made the final choice to purchase iola furniture instead of Kettal as well as  Dedon. This is direct feedback from our customers, some of which already own these other brands. Whilst we have a lot of respect for these brands we do compete for the same customers and their PR budget and focus is a lot greater than ours so this is a big achievement. Our success is a testament to the unwaivering drive we have to create the best furniture in the world.


How the Right Commercial Garden Furniture Can Help Local Business

With summer just around the corner, it’s time for many local businesses in the catering trade to start to think about their summer trade.  Attracting more customers through the summer months is essential to many businesses and simple changes to the exterior of your café or restaurant can make a big difference.

Commercial garden furniture, for example, is one of those investments that will ensure your customers have somewhere pleasant to sit and relax.  Choosing the right furniture is important as you need your chairs and tables to give you many years of reliable use.  Rattan commercial garden furniture offers something to suit any type of catering business.  For the contemporary wine bars and bistros, the rattan cube set offers sophistication and sleek lines without looking bland or boxy and, because the chairs are cushioned, you can be sure your customers can lounge in complete comfort. 

For the more traditional eateries, there are some fantastic rattan sofas and chairs that come complete with parasols.  These items of furniture let you create welcoming spaces outside your establishment and certainly make a change from run-of-the-mill wobbly metal chairs and tables. 

The great thing about rattan as commercial garden furniture is that it requires almost no maintenance.  The problem with metal furniture is that it can be prone to rust, whilst wooden furniture needs frequent, intensive maintenance to keep it looking good.  Rattan, on the other hand, is coated with a special resin that makes it resistant to the elements.  However, it’s a good idea to look into rattan furniture covers when considering this furniture.

If you are really looking to create an impact and if you have the budget, rattan day beds can really add an exotic, exciting feel to your outdoor space.  Usually found poolside in the world’s best hotels, these day beds offer a unique and exciting place for groups of friends or couples to chill out.  Many bars hire these out by the hour, they are that popular! 

Finding commercial garden furniture is easy thanks to the myriad of retailers stocking these items online, but it’s important to check the grade of the furniture and that it can withstand heavy use and being exposed to the elements.  There are some inferior products out there to be aware of, but in the most part, commercial rattan furniture is robust, attractive and stylish.  Oh, and it’s affordable too!  Compared to many of its wooden counterparts, rattan commercial furniture offers a much higher return on investment. 

People see cushions, they want to sit.  People see a nice comfortable area with chairs that don’t scrape or creak every time they move.  Those people are your customers and, with summer almost upon us, they could be relaxing on your patio whilst upping your profits! 


Get Ready for Spring Sunshine with Rattan Sun Loungers

The weather outside may be frightful but it is never too early to invest in superior, high end rattan sun loungers from iola. There is so much to love about iola products but one thing which makes iola rattan sun loungers really special is that they are completely weather resistant, UV resistant and built to survive all conditions short of a hurricane!

The English spring is yet to kick off but it is most definitely in the air. Meteorologists are predicting a changeable spring with beautiful, balmy days interspersed with cloudier, cooler days so prepare to make the most of the spring sunshine when you can with our brilliantly weather-resistant, contemporary rattan sun loungers. iola rattan sun loungers will give you the opportunity to enjoy the spring sun in style and, on less-than-lovely days, your iola pieces will stay pristine in preparation for sunny days out in the garden with a good book.

The British spring is notoriously unreliable but you can depend on iola rattan sun loungers to last and last, no matter how severe the April showers! The key to the dependability of our rattan sun loungers collection is the materials we use. We use the highest quality polymer fibres created by expert German manufacturers Rehau. Unlike traditional or inferior rattan fibres used by many manufacturers, their highly advanced Stressflex (TM) fibres will not warp, bleach, weaken or break, even in heavy wind and rain.

Meanwhile, the exceptional Sunbrella fabrics and marine grade foam we use in our designs are specially created to drain moisture, ensuring that any cushions and fabrics do not rot, mould or become waterlogged.

Us Brits are eternally optimistic when it comes to spring weather so make sure that you are prepared to enjoy the sunshine we do get by browsing our gorgeous collection of fully weather-resistant rattan sun loungers.

If you would like to learn more about the iola collection of stylish rattan sun loungers explore our range online, read all about our industry-leading materials or call our team on 01483 277 266 today.


Modern Garden Furniture for the Style Conscious

Here at iola, designing and creating modern garden furniture is our passion. We believe that all outdoor areas deserve the style and comfort which goes hand in hand with forward-thinking modern garden furniture designs.

With substantial development in the world of outdoor materials has come increased scope in terms of what can be achieved with clever design.

Here at iola all of our modern garden furniture is made from German Rehau Stressflex(TM) which is the global leader in rattan fibre production. This enables us to produce exceptional modern garden furniture which challenges the boundaries of modern garden furniture design. At the same time, it also allows us to meet the high expectations of our clients in terms of comfort, durability and functionality.

The stakes have changed in the world of modern garden furniture. New technology, new materials and a new emphasis on both style and comfort are constantly pushing designers to create modern garden furniture which is:

•    More durable
•    Unique/Bespoke
•    Stylish
•    Premium Quality
•    Modern and Contemporary

iola’s modern garden furniture range ticks all of these boxes, and we believe that you should never settle for less than this. Gone are the days of cheap and nasty, plastic, flimsy garden furniture. In fact your garden furniture selection is now just as influential as your interior furniture choices so it is important to hit exactly the right note.

Whether you are trying to find ideas for your garden or are ready to furnish your patio or deck, choosing the very best modern garden furniture should be your key consideration. Having comfortable furniture to relax, entertain, and dine on can make your garden not only enjoyable but an extension of your living space. More importantly the right modern garden furniture will look fantastic and last perfectly for years.

Create an outdoor living space using modern garden furniture and you will have a garden which you can enjoy in all seasons and for years to come. Explore the iola modern garden furniture range today by browsing our site. If you’d like any assistance or information regarding our selection of modern garden furniture, our expert team are ready to help. Simply call us on 01483 277 266 or email


iola Put the ‘Design’ into Designer Garden Furniture

Are you tired of purportedly ‘designer’ garden furniture which fails to deliver on inspiration and innovation? So are we. That is why we only create designer garden furniture which is strong on design and high in creativity – to give your outdoor areas a real design edge.

We often receive enquiries regarding products such as pedestal dining tables, dining tables with umbrellas holes and cube dining sets. Unfortunately we do not deal with these types of garden furniture as they do not fulfil our requirement for exceptional garden furniture design. These products are available in every garden centre in the country and iola refuse to be run-of-the-mill.

If you are looking for true designer garden furniture, take a look at the iola sail bed. The beautiful sail bed was dreamt up by our fantastic design team and the inspiration for its unique construction was taken from the architecture of the Sydney Opera House. This is real designer garden furniture, putting the art back into outdoor living.

You’ll find even more designer garden furniture inspiration right across the iola range. Many of our designer garden furniture products are completely unique meaning you will not see any other designer garden furniture like it anywhere else.

So how do iola manage to consistently design and manufacture such original and outstanding designer garden furniture?

The reason is simple. We use the most talented designers and the most talented manufacturers to create a high end designer garden furniture collection which is very difficult to manufacture and therefore almost impossible to emulate.

If you are looking for an exceptional designer garden furniture collection that combines leading design with unbeatable quality and functionality, please contact us to discover more about our fabulous designer garden furniture range. You can contact iola on 01483 277 266 or send any email enquiries to  today.


Luxury Garden Furniture: What Makes True Luxury?

The terms ‘luxury rattan garden furniture’ and ‘luxury garden furniture’ get peddled about rather a lot these days. Unfortunately these are terms which are frequently abused, attached to products which fall short of the high standards that luxury garden furniture should entail.

At iola we think that ‘luxury rattan garden furniture’ should be just that: pure luxury. But what makes luxury garden furniture so luxurious? We believe it is a combination of the very best materials, designs and craftsmanship…

The Very Best Materials

So often internet sites throw around descriptions like: ’luxury rattan garden furniture’, ‘quality’ and ‘premium’, but never quite manage to explain why their products deserve these accolades. Here at iola we can absolutely justify our luxury rattan garden furniture label:

We use the absolute highest quality materials available in the industry - quality materials from Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Every raw material we use is the global leader in its field, including 316 marine grade stainless steel and marine reticulated foam. This is just one small part of how we’ve made our name as creators of true, luxury rattan garden furniture.

Leading Contemporary Design

You will not find luxury garden furniture like ours so ld by anyone else. Take the iola sail bed for example. Our sail bed is the perfect example of a piece of luxury rattan garden furniture: a unique creation which takes 30 days to hand-weave, by the very best weavers in the world.

Superior Manufacturing Techniques

A critical aspect of any product claiming to be luxury garden furniture is its construction. Only the very best weaving techniques result in real luxury rattan garden furniture.
In this respect iola have very few true competitors. Few purported ‘luxury’ rattan garden furniture manufacturers can meet the standards we set when it comes to construction. To find out why please read our 'iola Quality’ section which explains in detail the various weaving techniques we work with.

Our entire luxury rattan garden furniture collection is available in a wide range of colours including white wash, slate and black. If you’re looking for premium, bespoke luxury rattan garden furniture we can also manufacture one-off designs for our special clients.

If you are interested in high quality, luxury rattan garden furniture then please contact us. We cater for the retail, contract and hotel markets, ensuring that luxury means luxury. To learn more about our luxury garden furniture or to make any enquiry please call 01483 277 266 or email


Stunning Contract Outdoor Furniture for your Business

iola create cutting edge commercial outdoor furniture that is beautifully low maintenance and incredibly durable. These are just a few of the factors behind the popularity of our contract outdoor furniture. iola contract outdoor furniture is used in the very best hotels, bars, spas and restaurants, proof of its high quality and stunning, contemporary appeal. You’ll find our commercial outdoor furniture in hotels and resorts including Jumeirah hotels, the Hilton Abu Dhabi, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Virgin Active resorts.

Our contract outdoor furniture is used in the best locations in the world, because it is the best commercial outdoor furniture in the wicker, rattan and woven sector of the market. Using a blend of superb modern design and industry-leading materials, along with the skills of the best weavers in the world, iola create contemporary, contract outdoor furniture that is simply superior to the competition.

Our contract outdoor furniture collection is constantly evolving. For 2012 our exceptional range of commercial outdoor furniture is launching innovative new pavilions, rattan cabanas, twin sun loungers, cafe style centre pole tables and umbrellas to enhance your outdoor areas.

When you’re searching for the perfect commercial outdoor furniture for your establishment there are a number of factors to take into consideration. Contract outdoor furniture should not simply look good; it must also represent your business. The forward-thinking, classically rooted beauty of iola’s commercial outdoor furniture will add a tasteful, modern design edge to any outdoor area, impressing and attracting customers.

Commercial outdoor furniture must also perform well. As iola’s contract garden furniture uses advanced, German-manufactured Rehau Stressflex fibres it is guaranteed to stay in perfect shape for years, whatever the weather.

If you are discerning and are looking for a premium commercial outdoor furniture product to enhance your establishment then please contact us today. You can get in touch with iola on 01483 277 266 to discuss our commercial outdoor furniture collection.

Just some of the premier hotels and resorts that use our contract outdoor furniture include:


Exceptional commercial garden furniture from iola

All too often, commercial garden furniture sacrifices beauty for functionality. As a thriving business, iola understand that practicality and ease are key concerns for any bar, restaurant, spa, hotel or café. Fortunately the commercial garden furniture we produce has been designed to offer the very best of both worlds: exceptional performance in all weathers, and stunning, cutting-edge designs you will not find anywhere else.

We deal at the quality and premium end of the hotel, hospitality and leisure markets. When the Sofitel Resort & Spa wanted high-performance German materials they came to iola. When Virgin Active wanted a superior designer-lead rattan sun lounger they came to iola.

Whether its stackable rattan garden chairs, an exquisite 1 metre square table with marine grade stainless steel (316) or a luxury weather-resistant garden sofa made from marine foams and market-leading Sunbrella fabrics, iola have the perfect, high-quality solution to your commercial garden furniture needs.

We are experienced in supplying high-quality commercial garden furniture to a wide range of commercial enterprises. From the luxurious, style-conscious Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Hilton Abu Dhabi, to clients like Mövenpick and Virgin Active who rely on great looking commercial garden furniture which stays that way, even in testing conditions.

The secret to the functionality and beauty of iola commercial garden furniture lies with the materials we use and the team who put them all together. From our inspiring design team, to our talented master-weavers in Cebu (the Mecca of rattan!), the iola team work hard to turn world-leading, German-engineered polymer fibres into truly superb, iconic furniture to set off your premises perfectly.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of using iola’s commercial garden furniture in your establishment please explore the rest of our range today, or call the iola team on 01483 277 266. We are even able to offer bespoke commercial garden furniture, so if you have any inspiration of your own, we would love to hear from you.


Inspiring Designs in the iola Rattan Dining Chairs Collection

All too often it is assumed that garden furniture can either be stylish or functional – but not both. Here at iola we disagree. That’s why every piece of outdoor furniture we design, from sunbeds to rattan dining chairs, has been created to be beautiful and work perfectly come rain or shine.

We’re so proud of our contemporary rattan dining chairs designs that we’d like to offer you a closer look at the creations in our collection. From Allegre to Siena, our rattan dining chairs are available in 12 different styles. Each style is unique, innovative and brings a completely different feel to any gardens they ornament.

In this blog we’ll be taking a look at a handful of iola rattan dining chairs ranges including the very special Aura wing chair and the popular Canella range.


Utilising our famously high quality materials and our world-renowned Cebu weavers, the chic, sleek Allegre rattan dining chairs are perfectly designed and brilliantly weather resistant. Available in six rattan colours and more than 12 beautiful, Sunbrella weatherproof fabrics, you can make this classic, laidback and understated design your own.







Aura Wing Chairs

Designed as a tribute to the classic Eames chair, our beautiful Aura wing rattan dining chairs are innovative and classic all at once. Combining comfort, quality and beauty these rattan dining chairs are the perfect accompaniment to gardens of all styles.








Canella rattan dining chairs are one of our most well-loved designs. With a modern-retro twist that combines a 60s bubble shape with a 21st century ethos, these chairs put the fun into functional. Canella rattan dining chairs are available in a wide range of fibre and fabric colours, making it easy to create the perfect look for your little slice of paradise.











Chic, angular and uncompromisingly modern. If sophistication and style consciousness is your trademark, these rattan dining chairs, with accompanying sofa and foot stools, are the perfect furniture statement for your garden.







The above is just a taster of the iola rattan dining chairs collection. If this has whetted your appetite for intelligently designed, high performance rattan dining chairs and furniture, please browse the rest of our collection online or call the iola team for more information.


Luxury materials, luxury rattan garden furniture - the iola ethos

It is a common cliché that “the clothes maketh the man.” Well, here at iola, we believe that “the materials maketh the luxury rattan garden furniture”! The very best furniture for your garden will always be the sum of its parts and, if its parts aren’t up to scratch, you’ll find that you’re left with a less than beautiful (and less than durable) piece of gardenware.

iola’s luxury rattan garden furniture is different. Many people will tell you that, if you want beauty from garden furniture, you will have to compromise on functionality – and vice versa. As passionate designers, manufacturers and suppliers of top-quality, widely loved luxury rattan garden furniture, we respectfully disagree.

Our stunning, luxury rattan garden furniture incorporates the very best of both worlds: The beauty of cutting edge, contemporary design and the extreme practicality of high-performance, all-weather pieces. We believe that it is this blend of true beauty and true functionality which gives our luxury rattan garden furniture its luxurious name!

The key to this ‘real luxury’ lies with the materials we use. They don’t simply last perfectly and perform magnificently, they also make previously unimagined, modern designs possible. We use German-engineered Rehau Stressflex ™ polymer fibres in all of our luxury rattan furniture designs. This allows our master weavers in Cebu to create garden furniture which looks like no other available on the market. It is not just flexible, it is also extremely strong, extremely durable and incredibly weather resistant.

Meanwhile, our fabrics are made of the very best, waterproof Sunbrella fabric, whilst cushions and metal fixtures are made from marine grade foam and stainless steel. Not only do these materials look beautiful – they stay looking beautiful.

iola furniture means luxury in the purest sense. If you are a discerning buyer and are looking for a very high quality rattan furniture product whilst still being affordable then please make sure you contact us to view our furniture in store before making that buying decision.

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