Why Choose Resin Outdoor Furniture? Benefits and Care Guide

Published on Updated on PRODUCT STORIES by Joe Gregory

Unlocking the Potential of Resin (Polypropylene) Furniture for Your Outdoor Spaces

Step into the world of modern outdoor living with polypropylene resin furniture, a versatile and durable material revolutionising outdoor spaces all over Australia. Whether you want to introduce some eye-catching colour to your space, reduce the hassle and maintenance - often required with outdoor furniture, or simply to revitalise and reinvent your outdoors, resin is a great place to start.

Teaming up with the Italian juggernaut Nardi – a renowned global leader in resin outdoor furniture – we're discovering the countless advantages of incorporating polypropylene into your outdoors. From its exceptional resilience to its stunning design potential, read on to discover why resin furniture should be your go-to if you’re looking for durability, style, and a whole lot of easy living!

Characteristics and Benefits of Polypropylene Resin

Resin, also termed polypropylene (PP), is a lightweight, durable, non-toxic, and antistatic material, resistant to weather and UV rays. Treated with UV protectants, it's consistently coloured with safe pigments – it is a synthetic plastic derived from chemical reactions and finds widespread use in manufacturing, construction, coatings, adhesives, and composites.

Polypropylene resin furniture stands out for its exceptional durability, offering a sturdy choice for outdoor spaces. Its stability is unmatched compared to traditional materials like teak, aluminium, concrete, or glass. Due to its chemical structure, resin remains corrosion-free, saving you from frequent maintenance. A simple clean with soap and water keeps it looking fresh.

Designed to thrive in the most demanding conditions, resin furniture graces even the harshest Australian landscapes, from the sun-drenched shores of the Gold Coast to the salty sea breezes of the Sunshine Coast. Rain, sun, sand, and salt – resin is suitable for high saline environments and promises to stand the test of time.

Better still, it is eco-friendly; fully recyclable materials and green manufacturing procedures align with sustainable living practices, offering a guilt-free option for your outdoor furniture needs.

Nardi Italia is at the forefront of Resin technology, and Australian families have taken their outdoors to the next level by utilising the unique designs and flexible configurations on offer.  Nardi is easily distinguished – you will see chairs, tables and sofas used in commercial settings where tough furniture is required; hotels, restaurants and resorts are just some of the many locations where this furniture can be found. Nardi’s catalogue has something to offer for all needs, styles, preferences, and aesthetics – keep reading to see why we love this brand so much!

Remarkable’s POV on Resin for Outdoor Furniture

 Benefits Descriptions Reasons
Durability Polypropylene resin stands strong against wear, weather, and time, ensuring long-lasting elegance in outdoor settings. Resin offers high strength and durability in Nardi's commercial-grade furniture. Its fade-proof colours are intrinsic to the mass-coloured polypropylene, not surface-painted, ensuring longevity. Being synthetic and recycled, it resists rot and decay, unaffected by weather or chemicals, crafted from natural gas and crude oil by-products.
Weather Resistance

Resilient to the harshest elements, polypropylene resin furniture thrives under sun, rain, and temperature fluctuations.

Its ability to withstand extreme conditions ensures year-round outdoor enjoyment.
Being entirely synthetic, resin is resistant to moisture and UV rays, nor does it corrode. It is a flexible medium that can expand and contract in varying weather conditions.
Low Maintenance

Cleaning polypropylene resin furniture is a breeze, requiring only soap and water for routine upkeep, saving time and effort.

Cleaning polypropylene resin furniture is a breeze, requiring only soap and water for routine upkeep, saving time and effort.
Eco-Friendly Nature Crafted with sustainability in mind, polypropylene resin furniture minimises environmental impact without compromising quality.

Resin is completely recyclable and can be disposed of with a clear conscience – it is commonly crushed and transformed into new pieces. Because of its long lifespan, it can also be inherited. Nardi's plants use solar power and meet top environmental standards. Nardi doesn't contaminate water or emit pollutants. All plastic waste is recycled back into production, and Nardi's packaging boxes are made from over 75% recycled fibres.


Nardi: Forefront of Resin Craftsmanship

Nardi excels in creating resin furniture through a detailed process that showcases innovation, advanced technology, and a commitment to sustainability. The creation of Nardi's resin furniture involves several critical steps, that all come together to create Nardi’s iconic furniture recognised across the globe.

Material Selection

Nardi opts for premium polypropylene resin, celebrated for its strength, resilience to weather conditions, and eco-conscious nature.

Injection Moulding

The process begins by melting polypropylene pellets and injecting them into moulds to form the furniture's shapes. This technique ensures precision, consistency, and quality across all pieces.

Cooling and Solidification

After moulding, the resin cools and solidifies, a step vital for the furniture's structural integrity and stability.

Finishing Touches

The next phase involves refining the pieces with trimming, sanding, and polishing for smooth surfaces and sharp detailing, highlighting Nardi's commitment to excellence in aesthetics, quality, and craftsmanship.

Quality Control

Nardi implements strict quality oversight during production, testing for strength, endurance, and environmental resilience, employing specially designed machines to assess seat durability, impact resistance, and colour fastness.

Packaging and Distribution

Following quality approval, furniture items are securely packaged and dispatched. Nardi takes extra precautions to ensure the furniture arrives in perfect condition, safeguarding it against damage in transit or storage.

Nardi's approach to resin furniture manufacturing combines meticulous craftsmanship with innovative methods and top-grade materials. This results in robust, attractive, and eco-friendly outdoor furniture options. We're proud to partner with Nardi, bringing their exceptional products into the homes of Australians who value superior quality and design.

Design and Style Options

Nardi's extensive and eclectic collection of polypropylene resin furniture showcases an exclusive range of designs and styles to suit every taste, aesthetic, and preference. From sleek and modern to classic and traditional, Nardi offers furniture pieces that seamlessly integrate into any existing or new outdoor setting.

The Net Collection

Iconised by its clean lines and contemporary colours, the Net Collection is perfect for minimalist outdoor spaces seeking a sleek and modern aesthetic. Its innovative design and minimalist appeal make it a fan-favourite amongst those who appreciate on-trend elegance. Whether it's a chic urban balcony or a sophisticated rooftop terrace, the Net Collection adds a touch of complexity to any outdoor setting. The Net Collection is available not only in an expansive range of colours, but also in many congruent offerings – such as an armless chair (known as the Bit Chair), bar and counter stool, two-seater, leisure chair, coffee table and sun lounger.

Nardi Net Resin Coffee Table in Salice, set on a rustic wooden deck with lush green foliage in the background, featuring a teapot, cups, melon slices, and toast.
The Nardi Net coffee table in a serene outdoor setting, featuring a minimalist design and vibrant Salice color, perfect for a relaxing tea time. 

The Trill Collection  

For those desiring a more traditional look, the Trill Collection features a classic design infused with warm and comfortable colours, ideal for creating an inviting outdoor retreat. With its uniform design and timeless charm, Trill provides an important sense of nostalgia and familiarity. Whether it's a cozy garden patio or a charming backyard oasis, the Trill Collection creates a welcoming atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment. A bar stool is also available for consistency across multiple settings.

Anthracite Nardi Trill chairs on a sunny terrace, with potted plants and artistic shadows, offer a stylish dining experience.Chic and vibrant, the Nardi Trill chairs add a splash of sophistication to this sunny restaurant terrace, inviting diners to savor comfort in style.

The Doga Collection

The newest launch from Nardi, the Doga Collection offers coastal-inspired pieces with a fresh style and vibrant colour palette, evoking a tranquil ambiance reminiscent of seaside escapes. With its airy design and coastal hues, the Doga transports outdoor spaces to a serene coastal paradise. Whether it's by the poolside or on a beachfront deck, Doga brings a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation to outdoor living. Available in barstool, coffee table and leisure chair options, as well as exclusive colours, there is an offering for any outdoor space.

With a flattering array of colours and styles to choose from, Nardi allows you to customise your outdoor spaces to reflect your own unique personality and style. Whether you prefer the sleek sophistication of the Net Collection, the timeless elegance of the Trill Collection, or the coastal charm of the Doga Collection, Nardi offers furniture solutions that enhance the beauty and functionality of any outdoor living experience and will compliment all features of your outdoor space.


Designer Raffaello Galiotto's Doga Range of Outdoor Furniture, featuring vibrant Outdoor Chairs with and without armrests.
Unwind in the understated elegance of the Nardi Doga chair in Anthracite, where sleek lines and a matte finish create a harmonious blend of modern design and outdoor serenity.


 Aesthetic Collection Description Finishing Touches
Modern Nardi Net Collection Sleek lines and contemporary designs that are perfect for minimalist outdoor settings.
Traditional Nardi Trill Collection Classic designs infused with warmth and comfort, ideal for creating inviting outdoor retreats.
Coastal Nardi Doga Collection Coastal-inspired pieces featuring relaxed styles and coastal colours, evoking tranquillity, and effortless living.


Care Instructions

Regular Cleaning

Keeping polypropylene resin furniture looking pristine is simple with routine cleaning using soap and water. A soft brush or cloth can be used to gently remove dirt and light scuff marks or stains, ensuring the furniture remains beautiful for years to come.

Protection from Elements

While polypropylene resin furniture is highly weather-resistant, it's essential to take precautions during extreme weather conditions or seasonal changes. Protective covers can shield the furniture from prolonged exposure to harsh elements, while proper storage during colder months can help prolong its lifespan.

Maintenance Tips

To maintain the appearance of polypropylene resin furniture, it's important to avoid harsh chemicals and direct heat sources that could damage the material. Following Nardi's care recommendations, such as avoiding abrasive cleaners and ensuring proper ventilation during storage, can help preserve the furniture's aesthetic and structural integrity over time.


In conclusion, polypropylene resin furniture offers unparalleled durability, style, and ease of maintenance, making it the ideal choice for enhancing outdoor living spaces. With Nardi's extensive range of designs and styles, you can personalise an outdoor environment that reflects your unique taste and lifestyle preferences. From sleek and modern to classic and traditional, there's something to suit every outdoor setting. By choosing Nardi's polypropylene resin furniture, you will enjoy a perfect blend of durability, style, and sustainability, ensuring you outdoor spaces remain inviting and beautiful for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Resin Furniture Suitable for Outdoors?

Absolutely, resin furniture is perfect for outdoor use. Its durability and weather resistance ensure it can withstand sunlight, rain, and temperature changes without damage. Plus, the lightweight design allows for easy moving and rearranging as you see fit.

Can Resin Furniture Handle Tough Outdoor Conditions?

Resin furniture is built to endure outdoor challenges. Resin is resistant to moisture, UV rays, and temperature shifts, making it suitable for various climates. However, it is wise to take precautions during severe weather or extended exposure.

What's the Typical Lifespan of Resin Outdoor Furniture?

The lifespan of resin furniture depends on quality, environment, and care. A 2-year commercial warranty is offered on all Nardi products. Generally, though, high-quality pieces, such as Nardi Italia, maintain its pristine condition for over a decade. 

Is It Safe to Leave Resin Furniture Outdoors?

Yes, resin furniture is designed for full outdoor use and is resistant to weather elements. Still, it's advisable to protect it during extreme conditions with covers or indoor storage.

What Maintenance Does Resin Outdoor Furniture Require?

Resin furniture needs minimal upkeep. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water removes dirt and debris, preserving its appearance. Avoid harsh chemicals and inspect for damage periodically to ensure longevity.

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