Bonan by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden on an outdoor garden deck

Bönan sofa by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden

Dezeen Showroom: designed by the founders of Swedish brand Skargaarden for their own home, the Bönan outdoor sofa is made to stay in place year-round.

The Bönan modular sofa system started life as custom seating for Jari and Anna Visuri, who operate their own design studio, Studio Norrlandet, as well as Skargaarden.

Bonan by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden on an outdoor garden deck
Skaargarden's founders created Bönan for their own home before extending the design into a modular system

They wanted a sofa that could stay by the pool throughout the year, even if it wasn't being used, and complement the architecture of the home, which they describe as looking "like a modern incarnation of a mid-century Case Study House".

They also wanted it to capture the spirit of this section of the Baltic coast, around the village of Bönan.

Bonan by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden on an outdoor garden deck
The sofa is made to stay in place outdoors year-round

The duo ended up turning the design, which has a discreet aluminium frame and narrow legs, into a modular system that can be ordered in various configurations to suit hotels as well as homes. It includes elements such as sofa tables, ottomans and a feature corner module.

Bönan's cushions are upholstered in waterproof fabric from the French manufacturer Sunbrella. They are available in light or dark grey.

Product: Bönan
Designer: Studio Norrlandet
Brand: Skargaarden
Contact: info@skargaarden.com

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Bonan by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden on an outdoor poolside deck
Bonan by Studio Norrlandet for Skargaarden on an outdoor garden deck