Rapson Cave Chair
Current production timeline: 2 weeks
Ships Standard, Assembly Required
Going through the impeccable furniture sketches of midcentury architect Ralph Rapson could possibly be one of the best ways to spend a cold winter afternoon in Minnesota. We found his Cave Chair illustration and immediately thought it would be a great collaboration piece that fit the aesthetic of Loll's modern outdoor furniture. Ralph originally conceived this chair in 1943 as plywood with a cushion, but it was never actually produced. Part of Loll's Rapson® Collection, this perfectly oversized, futuristic, comfortable and fun, modern Cave Chair will induce hours of conversation – whether you're sitting in it or just walking by. Named after the earth-excavated Cave House that Ralph designed with Dave Runnells in 1939, it, too, was never built.
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Loll products are made with recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) primarily from milk jugs. Milk jugs are used due to their lack of pigment so Loll’s vibrant colors can be created. As Loll material is a post-consumer recycled material, the medium to create the material does inevitably fluctuate. Although we do continuously strive for the best consistency possible, material color and texture may slightly vary from sheet to sheet and thus product to product may have slight variances. However, with that said, its nothing to worry about as we do our best to catch these inconsistencies in the shop. We also use USA made aluminum inserts mated with a 304 grade stainless steel bolt in all joinery. Richlite paper composite is used for structural elements in some pieces. Arbor Wood thermally modified wood can also be found in a select few products. All our materials are chosen for their high quality, no maintenance, performance and longevity. We want you to enjoy your furniture, not work on it.
We offer cushions upholstered in Sunbrella fabric and designed for use outdoors. Solution dyed acrylic yarns make these textiles easy to clean and fade resistant. Our cushion cores are comprised of urethane foam and polyester fiber with a moisture repellent wrap.
Made from Sunbrella’s Sur Last material, Loll covers are highly water resistant, as well as mold/mildew resistant. This coupled with high UV resistance and the ability to toss in the wash makes them a low maintenance, care-free solution for extending the life of your Loll furniture.
Loll Designs strives to build long-term relationships based on confidence and trust with our customers. We sit beside, on top, and beneath the quality of our fine furniture and will make things right if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. Click here to view our full warranty.
UV + Color
Notes on Colors
We have tried our very best to accurately represent product colors on this website. However, due to the nature of the recycled plastic we use and electronic media, color of actual products may differ slightly from how they appear on this website on your particular computer. Please request a sample to see actual product color. Call or email us with a good ship-to address and your requested sample will be sent to you free of charge or submit a Color Sample Request.
What kind of material is Loll made out of?
Loll products are made with recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) primarily from milk jugs (#2 plastics) that you take out to the curb every week. Milk jugs are used due to their lack of pigment so Loll’s vibrant colors can be created. As Loll material is a post-consumer recycled material, the medium to create the material does inevitably fluctuate. Although we do continuously strive for the best consistency possible, material color and texture may slightly vary from sheet to sheet and thus product to product.
Is there ultraviolet (UV) stability in Loll material?
Yes. Loll products are manufactured with a highly weatherable HDPE sheet. Our post consumer resin includes a superior UV additive designed for plastics that improves exterior durability, greatly reducing characteristic surface degradation caused by sunlight and other UV light sources. Pigments / color concentrates are also added that are formulated with the best weathering pigments available in the market in a particular color-space.
Is fading covered under warranty?
No. The sun is very hard on materials that have constant direct exposure and we cannot guarantee the material color will not change over time. However, the HDPE that Loll uses has a UV stabilizer and is very resistant to fading. The color is not a finish coat; it is a pigment embedded in the material throughout. Some pieces use Richlite natural paper composite. Richlite will patina as it weathers and the lighter, natural colored material will redden or turn grayish. Black will remain black for years but with some apparent weathering. You will never have to paint or stain Loll Furniture. Our Warranty.
Will I see any change of color in my product?
The good news is that in most applications probably not. Further, darker colors are naturally much more resistant to change than lighter colors.
When products are placed in full direct sun, testing has shown NO significant change of color over time for:
- Charcoal Grey
- Cloud White
- Sky Blue
- Navy Blue
Testing has shown INCREASED change of color over time for:
- Apple Red
- Sunset Orange
- Leaf Green
Care + Maintenance
Loll furniture will not rot or splinter. It will never require paint or stain. Mostly you will find a simple hose-off will do the trick when it gets a little dirty. If there is a little more dirt, a simple wet rag and a natural spray cleaner should be sufficient to keep Loll furniture clean. A garden hose and a soft bristle brush or a microfiber towel works great if there is dirt embedded in the texture. You can purchase a Loll Cleaning Kit at checkout and you will have everything you need to keep your Loll furniture looking like new.
Shipping + Assembly
Loll furniture that ships standard will arrive via FedEx to the "ship to" address from your order with most products arriving knocked down or flat-packed to save on costs and resources. Knocked down (partially assembled) and flat-packed products will require assembly. We have gone to great lengths to make our furniture assembly very simple. Your shipment will include easy-to-follow instructions and any tools that you need to assemble your furniture. For more details, watch our general assembly tips video or preview the assembly instructions PDF found here.
Made from ultra-durable HDPE (high density polyethylene) partially derived from recycled single-use plastics like milk jugs and shampoo bottles.
All Seasons + All Weather
Designed to weather all four seasons, our durable furniture can be left out year-round.
Made in the USA
Loll purchases materials from the USA to proudly design + manufacture our products in the Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
We ordered four of these bad boys and they do not disappoint. We selected leaf green, and they are a great punch of color around the pool. They are designed beautifully, go together easily and are oh so sturdy (and comfortable)!
We have a few of the tall chairs in different styles on our decks. We ordered this couch for a screened in porch area. We were looking for something that would be very comfortable to lounge on. This couch for us was not that. First, we should have looked closer before ordering because without any "feet" it seemed very low. The cushions added give it the needed height but for two people over 5'10 this was just very uncomfortable. The seats are not deep at all. We both sat on it (my husband is 6'1) and neither of us lasted more than 10 minutes. There was just no leg support. The quality is there and the cushions were very nice and well made. But we had to return it. I'm sure the best styles for us are the "tall" which I'm glad are available.
Easy to assemble, feels solid and looks great.
Most porch swings have a very traditional "country" look, so I was happy to find the GO swing at Loll Designs. It was relatively easy to assemble and has a fun contemporary vibe that fits well with our mid-century modern house. It is well-made, comfortable, and we love the pop of color with the orange!