Come and say hello to us at ASLA Expo

8th July 2021

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be participating in the ASLA Expo at Music City Center in Nashville this November.

We will be showcasing our contemporary site furniture range, which is part of our Inspec Collection. The range includes park benches, planters, picnic tables, bicycle racks, trash cans and more.

Running for four days from November 19, 2021, ASLA is one of the most important events in the USA for landscape architecture professionals, with more than 300 exhibitors and over 6000 visitors expected to make an appearance.

Those in attendance will include landscape architects, landscape designers, architects, educators, researchers, allied professionals, developers, students, product suppliers, manufacturers and service providers. ASLA offers an opportunity for us all to come together to learn, celebrate, build relationships and strengthen the bonds of our professional community. You will also have the chance to so­­urce brand new products from over 18 product categories and explore the latest cutting-edge trends.

In the past, 68% of attendees have indicated that ASLA Expo is the only national trade show that they will attend year-on-year, and 84% of active buyers have purchased or specified products that they had viewed on their visit.

Please register by August 18 at 11.59pm PST for the best rates.

We hope to see y’all there in Tennessee – in-person – this fall!

2021 Show Dates

Friday, November 19 | Saturday, November 20 | Sunday, November 21 | Monday, November 22

ASLA Expo | Music City Center Nashville, 201 Rep. John Lewis Way, South Nashville, TN 37203

For more information please see here.

SIT Furniture Design Award 2020 – Winners Announcement 

23rd April 2021

SIT Furniture Design Award 2020 – Winners Announcement 

We are delighted to have received the Winners award in the Sit with Comfort category at the SIT Furniture Design Awards.

SIT Furniture Design Award ™️ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international furniture designers, Interior Designers and Interior decorators that use furniture in their space design. The SIT Award celebrates creativity and share furniture designers’ innovative vision with the world.

The SIT Award Jury board members evaluated all submissions from 53 countries, based not only on the highest of current Furniture design standards and trends but also seeking out truly visionary Interior designers showcasing creativity and innovation.

“As we struggle this year with an unprecedented challenge, it’s important to showcase designer’s strategic thinking and imagination that goes into making great Furniture. While reorganizing our lives from home and changing life long habits, Interior Designers have a major role in redefining “private” versus “working spaces” and adapting furniture.” Said Hossein Farmani, adding that “industrial designers help in improving our daily life; therefore, their efforts should be recognized.”

Congratulations to all SIT 2020 winners.

Together we celebrate the best of 2020 Furniture Design and Interior Design.

Save the date for HD Expo 2021

16th December 2020

Save the date for HD Expo 2021: August 24–25, 2021 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

We are excited to be exhibiting at the Hospitality Design Expo & Conference, which attracts more than 10,600 attendees and more than 875 exhibitors at the 2018 event.

Every year in Las Vegas, the show offers the newest and most innovative products and services, from carpet and wallcoverings to accessories and bathroom products.

Established in 1992 and presented by Hospitality Design magazine, it remains at the forefront by offering the newest and most innovative products and services, encouraging and sharing ideas, providing inspiration and connecting hospitality professionals.

Close to 30 conference sessions  on and off the show floor feature world-renowned interior designers, owners, and brand executives—from the signature Owners’ Roundtable event that puts attendees face-to-face with hotel owners, operators, and brand executives for intimate rotating table discussions, to the visionary keynote speaker and intimate 30-minute conversations at the Social Hub in the exhibition hall.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Interior Design’s 15th Annual Best of Year Awards

14th December 2020

We are delighted to have been listed in the Interior Design’s 15th Annual Best of Year Awards. As part of Best Design 2020, winners and honorees.

Flower is a fresh, innovative design by Martin Ballendat, inspired by the petals of a flower. The ergonomic design and slightly flexible back provides the utmost comfort as well as a unique aesthetic suited for a variety of environments.

The Flower range is available in two versions, a soft touch urethane or a soft padded shell that can be upholstered in a variety of fabric or leather. The soft touch urethane option can be cleaned with a broad array of disinfectants for a safer environment. A wide range of bases are available such as a rotating column base, solid wooden legs, or conical metal legs.

We are delighted to have been awarded as an honoree for Flower by Tonon.

Et al. collection

7th August 2020

Through exceptional attention to detail and refined design, the Classy Collection finds a natural balance between functionality and elegance.

Manufactured in Italy and designed by Luca Nichetto this collection consists of a chair, armchair and barstool all of which are stackable for convenience in storage and mobility. The contoured seat and back are constructed from polypropylene reinforced with fiberglass for additional strength and durability. A unique design feature of Classy is the combination of a matt finish for the seat and a gloss finish for the back creating a play in contrasts between these two surfaces.

Available in a choice of 6 colors for the seats and backs and a wide variety of finishes for the tubular steel legs, the Classy Collection is both suitable for indoor and outdoor use and ideal for corporate, educational and dining environments.

Moon Range – Tonon Collection

24th April 2020

Award Winning designer Mac Stopa uses organic curved lines to create a design that is out of this world. Sandler is proud to introduce the Moon series, one of the newest additions to the Tonon Collection.

The sculptural shape of the Moon chair is based on semicircular forms calling to mind the phases of the Moon.‎ The chair’s organically-shaped shell is made of a self-supporting frame injected with integral “Soft Touch” foam.‎ The flexible foam geometry contours the body and gives a pleasant sensation of softness for added comfort.‎ The sides of the seat of the chair extend into the armrests, forming a flexible suspended backrest that adjusts itself to the position of the body ensuring maximum comfort.‎

The “Soft Touch” urethane foam makes these products smooth and comfortable and at the same time, the inner steel frame makes them extremely durable.

In order to prevent the spread of disease, the urethane foam surface can be regularly disinfected with a wide range of hospital grade cleaning agents including Virex and diluted bleach without damaging the finish.

Moon’s pliable shell and sturdy frame come in a variety of colors, allowing for customization while guaranteeing utmost comfort.

Thank you for participating

21st April 2020

We hope you enjoyed some of the challenging questions.

We had such an overwhelming response that we have decided to draw five top prizes from the highest scorers so congratulations to: Janna Paulson, Virginia Vernon, Andrea Rector, Hilary Agamata and Ashley Barnett who won $250 Amazon Gift Vouchers.

The runners up will be notified by separate email on how to claim their hand stitched Italian leather shopping bags.

Our factories are returning to normal production within the next few days and we look forward to serving you in the near future. Below are the answers to the questions:

Day 1: Which of Sandler’s designers patented the first ski-boot made from completely recyclable thermo plastic? ANSWER: Marc Sadler

Day 2: How many squares were there on the image? ANSWER: 51

Day 3: What is the connection between Sandler Seating and Artisan Legends? ANSWER: Artisan Legends is an anagram of Sandler Seating

Day 4: Which World Heritage Middle Eastern city is famous for “Building Houses“? ANSWER: Tel Aviv gained its world heritage status for its Bauhaus architecture. The word Bauhaus literally means “building house”

Day 5: What is the public health benefit of using bronze or brass handrails and door pulls in public spaces? ANSWER: They both contain copper, which is inherently antimicrobial to slow the spread of bacteria and viruses.


22nd March 2019

In many cases, finding stylish pieces that are also transportable proves to be a challenging feat. Thanks to Designer Luca Fornasarig, the the search is over. We are excited to introduce our new HDS range. Short for High Density Stacking, this series is a collection of seating solutions with unparalleled stacking capabilities, enabling up to 60 chairs to stack on a single trolley and up to 20 chairs on the ground.

The range comprises of the standard HDS 1.1 with a seat and back in reinforced polypropylene sitting atop a metal frame. The 1.1 provides variety in its finish options with four options for the frame and six for the seat and back.

An aerial shot of the 1.1

There are two upholstered versions in the range, the HDS 1.2 and the HDS 4.1. The former is a chair while the latter is a counter stool. Both pieces allow for a variety of finish options. No matter if chosen from our selection of graded-in fabrics or the customer’s own material, these two seating options provide enhanced comfort to any setting.

The 1.2 is event ready.

Last, but certainly not least, is the HDS 1.3, a chair with a perforated steel seat and back suitable for outdoor use. Perfect for a restaurant patio or any number of outside events, the 1.3 comes in a three classic colors– black, white, and light grey.

Optional ganging devices are also available. The HDS collection allows for easy transport and storability whilst providing both comfort and elegance for your seating needs.

Linking option in action

Introducing Lapse

25th October 2017

We are thrilled to introduce Lapse to our InClass collection, a modular seating system created by Carlos Tiscar.

The minimalist-styled collection prepares to transform the traditional concept of lounge and waiting areas for commercial and corporate environments. Spanish designer Carlos Tiscar came up with the idea for Lapse after considering how much of our lives we spend waiting in areas such as the hairdressers, doctor’s surgery or the airport. Whilst some of these spaces can possess outdated or uninspiring decor, Carlos was enthused to create a solution which would serve modern demands with a stimulating style. “I have used all of my own observations and personal experiences to design Lapse,” explains Carlos “with the aim of addressing the issues and small frustrations which individuals face when using waiting area seating.”

Lapse accounts for the various demands of modern day public seating, resulting in upholstered seats, backrests, lateral or intermediate arms and tables that can all be combined with ease to produce original configurations. The rounded base of the backrests allows for components to be joined seamlessly, whilst their flat and wide surface provides additional arm support or space for small objects.

Alongside comfort and elegance, Lapse incorporates the latest in technology with optional USB and wireless charging devices or double outlet extensions that can be fitted into any of the units. USB charging devices can also be added to backrests to deliver further versatility. Tables are available in lacquered wood or Oak veneer, with extra dimensions offered to create magazine rack features and supplementary workspace.

Upholstered components can be customized in a variety of graded-in fabrics, leathers or COM, complementing solid Oak or epoxy painted legs. The legs of Lapse are connected discretely to the unit via a sleek steel frame, creating a seemingly lightweight yet sturdy support for the seats. Cushions are also available to transport the coziness of the home to public environments.

See the full Lapse range HERE or trial your very own Lapse design using our brand new 3D Modular Configurator.

How to find A* Seating for Educational Spaces

17th August 2017

With all the students, staff and visitors that make up a school’s audience on a regular basis- high-quality seating for assemblies, outdoor events, exams and dining is essential! The question is how can you find the best suited product for you that will stand the test of time, not to mention rowdy students?

Here are our top tips to help you equip your education environment with audience seating that provides comfort and practicality so that education can take the centre stage.

Know Your Audience

When browsing audience seating the most aesthetically pleasing chairs are likely to make the best first impression, but before letting your eyes make any firm decisions, start by considering what you wish to gain from your new seats. If you’re keen to impress, higher end fabrics and personalised upholstery can be an effective style enhancer, whilst temporary sponsors panels can be added to generate advertising revenue. However, for high volumes of students and regular use, durability may be higher on the priorities list.

Luckily, durability and comfort can be achieved without sacrificing style. All of our Audience Seating collections provide high levels of strength, reliability and comfort but with a range of benefits to serve varying needs.

Find A Frame That Fits

A good point to address at the beginning of your seating journey at is always how many chairs you are going to need. For busy educational spaces where numerous rows are required, folding chairs provide an excellent solution. Folding frames ensure quick and easy setup and use and our folding chairs, enhanced by double rolled steel (pictured below) offer exactly that.

The chairs can withstand the most demanding audiences with a warranty of 10 years, whilst additionally providing a self-levelling solution that compensates for uneven floor surfaces. Enhancing folding chairs with the possibility of frame linking, interbracket arms or continuous floor bars allows chairs to be linked closely together without putting any limits on comfort. Not to mention, folding chairs can easily be stored away on space-saving trolleys, taking away the stress of storage and time management.

For smaller quantities of chairs or a more modest choice, tubular steel frames offer outstanding durability, comfort and style, but with a few less of the double rolled steel frames added extras. Stackable chairs may also be a more practical choice for your space, whilst still providing that much needed ease of transition when setting up and storing temporary seating arrangements.

Practicality On Point

The arrangement of your seating can make all of the difference in creating your desired impact. Aside from comfortable seats and a long-lasting frame, giving each member of your audience the best view possible will increase the chance of your message being communicated to its desired effect. For environments that will have audiences seated for a long time, comfort is paramount, whilst also ensuring enough space is available between rows for ample leg space. Tip-up seats are a practical and popular choice, helping to fit in additional rows whilst also reducing any queues to get in and out of seating areas.

For exams or environments where students may need to interact, tablet arms and detachable or folding book racks can be incorporated onto chairs without impacting on space or comfort. When designing a seating area, it is also important to consider disabled access and accessible exits in case of an emergency. Having a professional access your seating plan can help to ensure that your educational environment has been designed for maximum safety and efficiency before it goes live.

Sit Yourself Down

You can design a seating setup fit for Buckingham Palace but all of that effort can prove pointless if your chairs are not comfortable or the right fit for your audience. The best way to test your seating is to get in to your audience’s seat- literally. Test your chairs before you buy them to make sure that they are comfortable. This way, once your setup is complete, you can be assured that your audience will be relaxed and in the best position to pay attention. For more inspiration and some suggestions to get your education space seated, take a look at our full Audience Seating range HERE.


Discover River Stone

29th June 2017

Have you discovered River Stone Yet?

Created by award-winning designer Mac Stopa, River Stone is a stool with a difference. Inspired by the texture of a stone, River Stone’s self-supporting structure and polyurethane material allows it to be soft to the touch, lightweight and highly durable. As a result, River Stone’s vibrant design can be placed in an almost endless variety of locations and with ease.

As its name would suggest, River Stone is waterproof, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor environments. Enjoy River Stone’s eye-catching design in poolside settings or spas, whilst experiencing the utmost comfort and relaxation. Furthermore, River Stone’s shape allows it to be used in endless configurations, either placed individually or nesting in rows or groups. The stool is available in 14 standard colors or silver to suit multiple needs and personal tastes.

The good news doesn’t stop there! Thank to the River Stone collection’s latest addition, the design is now available as a sleek and contemporary table. Made from the collection’s signature “Soft Touch Plus” polyurethane, The River Stone Table is additionally lightweight and waterproof.

Inspired by River Stone? Check out these other designs from Mac Stopa and our Tonon collection for more of his innovative European style.

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