The name of this chair reveals the core of the project.
In fact it is precisely on the T-shaped support of the backrest that we have focused our attention on. At the root of the concept is clearly the recovery of a classic style, typical of the '50s and '60s design. The two wooden shells joined by the metal frame are an image that each of us has in our memory, from everyday examples such as school chairs or Nordic bistro chairs to Eames' immortal masterpieces.
Starting from this more than consolidated solution, the focus of the intervention was on formal cleanliness and structural research until finding a supporting system narrowed to the essential, a sturdy and simple frame capable of conveying lightness, transforming the seat and backrest into two leaves suspended in the air, without screws or rivets as in past examples.
The two die-cast aluminum ends were the decisive choice, solving at the same time the backrest fixing system and resulting as the distinctive feature of the product. Tao is a strong and refined chair with a clean and friendly face but a sophisticated and pragmatic soul.
The feature of being padded and stackable makes the Tao chair comfortable and functional, perfect to be used in public spaces such as restaurants, bars, hotels and conference rooms.
It can be stored neatly to optimize space and handled just as easily.
Behind the production
"What I've always heard from designers,
the good ones, is that a chair must be nice viewed from behind"
Discover the journey from ideation to production with the designer himself in this video
Shell in beech plywood with variable section, finish in oakwood, dark oakwood or walnut.
4-legs frame in varnished tubular steel.
Backrest frame in steel tube with lateral aluminium elements.
Upholstered seat and backrest pad option available.
- 1. Multilayer beech plywood shell
- 2. Steel tube frame
- 3. Dye-cast aluminium ends