Rodas Irving designs, makes and installs outdoor furniture and pergolas in oak.
Rodas and his team of craftspersons make a wide range of beautiful oak seating, pergolas, planters, picnic tables and signage at their Oxfordshire workshops. Since starting in 2005, they’ve developed a wealth of expertise collaborating with private and public space clients to create beautiful, comfortable robust outdoor furniture.
Sustainability is at the heart of Rodas’s practice, and he only uses oak, sourced from local woodlands in Oxfordshire, the UK and France. Oak is a naturally durable hardwood, warm to the touch and very tactile, and creates an attractive natural feel to a space. Construction techniques include traditional mortise and tenon joints held together with hand made oak pegs, and the use of generously proportioned solid oak beams.
Gentle curves are a key design feature of Rodas’s furniture. They are critical for shedding rain water, keeping seats dry and protecting the oak in the longer term. Curves also soften the look of the heavy oak beams, creating a visual impression of lightness, as well as enhancing tactility and comfort.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Artweeks exhibition, where you can try out a range of our outdoor oak furniture for yourself.