Robinia Sunshades & Furniture

The coolest things in the park

The sun is the strongest lure to rush out and play, but too much of a good thing is potentially dangerous. Children, lost in the joys of a playground, often need protection from the sun. KOMPAN’s shades, secured on sturdy Robinia posts, offer shelter from the direct rays. They do so in a way that complements the playground. In various shapes the shades are, of course, more necessary in some locations than others. Indeed, in some parts of the world they are a fundamental part of the playground or training area planning.

Equally welcome is somewhere to take the weight of the feet. The Robinia outdoor furniture range is characterised by its clear, clean lines and simplicity. The tight-grained wood is tactile, durable and calming. The benches and tables sit well in a park, or close to a playground, either being the perfect place to picnic or just to sit and watch the world going by. 

Robinia is the preferred material for KOMPAN’s nature products. Known as Black Locust in its native USA, it is now an intercontinental plant, having first been introduced to Europe just over four centuries ago.

The Robinia tree itself is a triumph of nature. As a tree, at every level it performs. It grows in poor soils, it feeds nitrogen into the earth encouraging other plants, it flowers to be the source of Acadia honey, its leaves breathe out Co2. It adapts well in urban areas, gracing many boulevards and streets. When cut as timber, the stump regenerates and grows back quickly. It is highly sustainable. The timber is fine-grained, strong and resilient; it naturally repels fungi and bugs - the perfect material for long-lasting play features. 

How do we get started? 

Finding the right products from the extensive range is the starting point. We encourage you to click and to be inspired by the amazing playgrounds we have installed around the world. Our very competent and experienced support team can then help you translate your wish list into your unique outdoor solution. Feel free to contact us and ask all your questions, or to receive a quote.

What is the best surface to place the table and benches on?

The only criteria is that it is flat. Grass, gravel, sand, tarmac . . . the main thing to look out for is what to look out for, and this is something KOMPAN doesn’t make. A view.

What material are the sunshades made of?

KOMPAN sunshades are made of polyester with an UV-label Grade 80 in accordance with UV Standard 801.

When to take down the sunshade?

If heavy rain or wind is predicted, the sunshades should be taken down to prevent damage.

Need advice?

We have more than 50 years of experience, and will support you throughout the project.


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