Tahoe outdoor furniture

Tahoe litter bin: TLN15-2N | Tahoe benches with backrest: TBN20-2N | Tahoe picnic table: TPN15-2N

redefining the cozy bench

“Tahoe … an object totally different and new, but at first sight it reminds you of an object
of the common imagination. That makes the bench immediately look familiar and cozy.”
—Natalia Rota Nodari, designer

Tahoe, developed by Italian designers Alberto Basagalia & Natalia Roto Nodari, formed from their interest in redefining the classic cozy bench into something hardy and lasting. They developed a lasting, solid, outdoor collection of various benches, tables and more. Each piece is made of black or white finish, hot-dip galvanized steel and aluminum staves. Surfaces are then colored with a polyester powder color coat or using heat transfer film to create a natural, ash wood, grain effect. The end result is a captivating collection of pieces, which will elevate their environment without overpowering the space.

  • Collection includes: benches, planters, chaise lounge, litter bins, picnic tables and single tables.
  • For use in: outdoor environment including those with extreme heat, humidity & salt water air.
  • Structure: hot-dip galvanized, steel framework.
  • Finish: polyester powder coat matte color finishes for the framework and polyester powder coat matte color or heat transfer film for a natural ash wood grain effect on table tops, litter bin sides, seats and backrests.
  • Stabilization: designed to be free-standing or bolted to the ground.
  • Max weight: 2500 lb.
  • Lead time: 14 week lead time imported from Italy.
  • Warranty: 5 year warranty (even in Salt-water air environments)

 

  • ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 (R2016) Standard Method equivalent to CDPH Standard Method v1.1-2010 (Clean Air Gold).
  • LEED – v4.1 Low Emitting Materials (Clean Air Gold).
  • Living Building Challenge (LBC) – Imperative 08 (Clean Air Gold).
  • WELL – Feature 04 – VOC Reduction (Clean Air Gold).

   

Flat backless bench.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TFC15)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TFN15)

Flat bench with backrest.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TBC20)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TBN20)

Double seat bench with a backrest.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TBC15)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TBN15)

Chaise lounge.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TCH15)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TCN15)

Table.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TTC25)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TTN25)

Picnic Table.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TPC15)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TLC15)

Planter.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TGC15)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TGN15)

Litter bin.

  • Full dipped-look color finish. (TLC15)
  • Natural wood grain look finish. (TLN15)

finishes

  • Full chair dipped-look finishes.

    Jet black. (-1)

    Micaceous anthracite. (-2)

    Signal white. (-3)

    Carmine red. (-4)

    Mint green. (-5)

  • Natural wood grain look.

    Natural ash wood grain effect on aluminum.

    • Created through a heat-transfer film effect atop aluminum staves.
    • Present on natural-look model seats & surfaces.
  • Natural wood grain look: framework finishes.

    Micaceous Anthracite. (-2N)

    • Hot-dip galvanized steel.
    • Present on model framework.

    Signal white. (-3N)

    • Epoxy paint on hot-dip galvanized steel.
    • Present on model framework.

the collection

  • Flat backless benches.

    TFC15

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Jet Black, Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White, Carmine Red & Mint Green.

    TFN15

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Flat benches with backrests.

    TBC20

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Jet Black, Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White, Carmine Red & Mint Green.

    TBN20

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Double seat benches with backrests.

    TBC15

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Jet Black, Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White, Carmine Red & Mint Green.

    TBN15

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Chaise lounge.

    TCH15

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White, Carmine Red & Mint Green.

    TCN15

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Tables.

    TTC25

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White, Carmine Red & Mint Green.

    TTN25

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Picnic tables.

    TPC15

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White & Carmine Red.

    TPN15

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Planters.

    TGC15

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White, Carmine Red & Mint Green.

    TGN15

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.
  • Litter bins.

    TLC15

    • Available in 5 dipped-look colors: Micaceous Anthracite, Signal White & Carmine Red.

    TLN15

    • Available in a natural wood grain look on surfaces with 2 framework finishes: Micaceous Anthracite & Signal White.

designed by Alberto Basaglia and Natalia Rota Nodari

Alberto Basaglia and Natalia Rota Nodari met while studying at the Politecnico of Milan where they both graduated in architecture.  Shortly after, they founded their studio, BASAGLIA ROTA NODARI.  They completed their first design project in 1999 – the Antennati collection of side tables, clothing racks and more – winning first prize in the Young & Design competition.  This was a powerful sign of much more to come.  Since then, the duo has gone on to win numerous awards and recognition in architecture, design, interior space, food and town planning projects.

These Italian designers aim to transcend the typical image of the Italian designer. The pair achieve this by capturing beauty in equal measure with the technical aspects of their creations. Their visions manifest into award-winning, lovely furniture that captivates and stands the test of time.

“Seizing the specific energies of the person we are communicating with and finding the way to enhance them through the creation of alternative visions, often complementary to that which is already exists.” This is what the duo said about themselves in 2013, during the opening of “Alternative Synergies”.

studio: BASAGLIA ROTA NODARI, Brembate di Sopra (BG), Italy

welcome a comfortable structure

Tahoe uses a hot-dip galvanized steel framework and aluminium staves for the other surfaces. The framework's hot-dip galvanization strengthens and protects the steel structure from corrosion. This allows Tahoe furniture to hold up in extreme weather conditions, including salt water environments.

grounding stabilization

Ready-equipped for fastening to the ground with bolts. Tahoe may also remain free-standing for use in variety of environments.

embrace natural surface finishes

Tahoe's natural look uses a heat transfer film for a natural ash wood grain effect on its table tops, litter bin sides, seats and backrests. The framework has a polyester powder coat matte finish in choice of anthracite or white.

explore full color dipped finishes

Tahoe's colorful look uses a polyester powder coat matte finish for the framework and and the other surfaces. The result is a smooth, dipped color look across the full piece. Available in 3-5 choices of black, anthracite, white, red or green depending on the furniture piece selected.

Dimensions recorded by Via Seating engineers using:

  • the BIFMA Chair Measuring Device® (CMD) &

  • the BIFMA Universal Measuring Procedure.

Dimensions are shown in inches (“).

bench drawings

chaise lounge drawings

table drawings

  • Table. (TTC25, TTN25)

    A. Overall height.

    F. Overall depth.

    W. Overall width.

    TTC25 & TTN25

    A.  29.5″
    F.   30.9″
    W.  78.7″

  • Picnic table. (TPC15, TPN15)

    A. Overall height.

    B. Seat height.

    F. Overall depth.

    G. Seat depth.

    W. Overall width.

    T. Table depth.

    TPC15 & TPN15

    A.  29.5″
    B.  17.5″
    F.   60.8″
    G.  14.2″
    W.  78.7″
    T.   30.9″

planter drawings

  • Planter. (TGC15, TGN15)

    A. Overall height.

    F. Overall depth.

    W. Overall width.

    TGC15 & TGN15

    A.  17.5″
    F.   19.5″
    W.  19.5″

litter bin drawings

  • Litter bin. (TLC15, TLN15)

    A. Overall height.

    F. Overall depth.

    W. Overall width.

    TLC15 & TLN15

    A.  31.5″
    F.   19.2″
    W.  19.2″