Sofia Side Table
The Salmela Collection provokes “a spatial simplicity with modest linear planes,” and the Sofia Outdoor Side Table fits into the vocabulary fluently. Designed by David Salmela with Loll Designs, this modern end table’s compact size and functional design make it a perfect complement to the Salmela Collection or your favorite Loll outdoor lounge chair.
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.
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
Testing has shown INCREASED change of color over time for:
- Apple Red
- Sunset Orange
- Leaf Green
Assembly & Maintenance
Loll furniture is mostly shipped flat packed to reduce the size of the box and thus the shipping costs. Some pieces are shipped knocked down (partially assembled) and a few products are shipped fully assembled. Check on the Product Page or contact Customer Service if you have any questions or concerns. We have gone to great lengths to make our furniture assembly very simple and even enjoyable and fulfilling. Your shipment will include easy-to-follow instructions and a tool to assemble the furniture. A Pro Tool Kit is available for purchase when you checkout and we recommend it if you have a larger multi-piece order. These are the same tools our furniture craftspeople use in the shop.
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.