Loll Designs is an American furniture company based in Duluth, Minnesota. The brand has a simple and clear philosophy: create ecologic furniture for outdoor spaces that are both beautiful and resilient. Many furniture companies profess a green philosophy and an eco-friendly mentality, but not all of them back their words with action. Loll Designs is proud to be one of the few brands that truly care about sustainability in both the materials they use and their production processes, putting all of their efforts into making a 100% sustainable business. For example, Loll Designs production headquarters don’t consume energy for heating their space in the winter because the heat produces during the manufacturing process is recycled for that purpose.
Gregg Benson, the founder of Loll Designs, wanted to transfer his love of nature and outdoor activities into the companies thinking. Benson pursues a green lifestyle in his personal and business attitude. Loll design started as a small startup, quickly becoming a multiple award-winning design company. The secret to this success was staying true to their original philosophy and maintaining high ecological standards and coherence. Loll Designs, designs and crafts outdoor furniture with high-density polyethylene, all of which is made of post-consumer recycled materials. This material guarantees eco-compatibility and provides excellent resistance to water, wind, and any type of weather.
Designers at Loll have always been inspired by the masterpieces of design history while combining their inspiration with the pursuit of a green lifestyle. The Adirondack chair, one of the most successful pieces of Loll’s collection, is a perfect example of this process. The design piece that first inspired Loll is the iconic Westport Chair designed by Thomas Lee in 1903 for his New York state summer cottage overlooking Lake Champlain in Westport. The Westport is undeniably the most iconic American outdoor lounge chair, and the original design that was reinterpreted by countless artists all based on that original idea. Thomas Lee was aiming to create a comfortable outdoor chaise longue, for the purpose of watching summer sunsets over the lake with a drink resting on the arm of the chair or enjoying his morning coffee and a newspaper in total peace and relaxation. The chair has a modernist simplicity, a rustic and craftsman charm that is still trendy today more than 100 years after its creation. Loll Designs always wants to be unique and original but also wants to pay a tribute to some pieces of furniture that are part of the history of modern art. As a show of respect to Lee’s chair that kickstarted a higher level of outdoor comfort and designs. More than 10 years into Loll's operation, the designers felt it was time to honor Lee’s chair with a Loll version that could stay true to the original.
Since the business started in 2005, Loll Design transformed more than 50 million milk jugs into beautiful and functional outdoor furniture. The sustainability of the process doesn’t compromise the design: every piece of this American brand is trendy, modern and appealing. Loll Designs furnishes hundreds of gardens, leisure areas and domestic outdoors with their charming furniture. The modern design and the proficient quality of this furniture have gained the trust of luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants’ owners.
Loll Designs thought of the winter season too. Snow, rain, and wind may keep you from spending time outside, but when the spring comes again, you will want to find your furniture just the way you left it. Loll furniture was meant to spend its day's al fresco throughout all four seasons. After all, it’s made in Duluth, Minnesota, and tested to survive some pretty harsh winters. That being said, it is not recommended to leave it in an area that is susceptible to high accumulation of snow – (think eaves, snow-blowers, and snowplows). The weight of a lot of wet, heavy snow over an extended amount of time will compromise the material. Remember, it’s really durable and highly resistant to extreme conditions, but not indestructible. Loll’s furniture is even used at ski hills. That’s right: Spirit Mountain in Duluth uses our poly material in their terrain park. They’ve chosen it specifically because of its durability outdoors and in cold and wet conditions.