Tahoe (.h24) outdoor collection: Flat Bench

models (left to right): TFN15-2NDO (bench), TGN15-2NDO (planter), TFN15-2NDO (bench)

simply beautiful

“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

The very essence of the Tahoe collection. In its basic form, the Tahoe flat bench epitomizes the quest for a designer product that respects the environment. The 100% recyclable materials combine with a technological design to eliminate maintenance. Polyester powder painted aluminum slats in different colors including new color sand or decorated with heat transfer film for a wood grain effect. Ready-equipped for fastening to the ground with bolts or joined together using steel plates.

Part of the Tahoe (.h24) collection by Italian designers Alberto Basagalia & Natalia Rota Nodari.

  • 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 wood grain effect on side slats.
  • Stabilization: designed to be free-standing, joined together or to benches using steel plates or bolted to the ground.
  • Brackets: optional brackets allow these benches to be connected to the Tahoe collection’s open table.
  • 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).
  • Meets the Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm Healthy Interiors Criteria for Seating.


Dipped-color look. #TFC15

Natural wood grain look. #TFN15


All backless benches. #TFC15 & #TFN15

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

Explore the other furniture pieces in the Tahoe (.h24) collection. Click on one of the items below.

Flat Bench.

Bench with Backrest.

Double Seat Bench.


Chaise lounge.

Picnic table.


Litter Bins.

welcome a comfortable structure

Tahoe uses a hot-dip galvanized steel framework and aluminum 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 faux wood surface finishes

Tahoe's wood look uses a heat transfer film for a ash or oak 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.

To download a model file type, simply click on the file type name.



Tahoe price list 2022 pdf (864.12 KB)


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