Tao - behind the production
"What I've always heard from designers,
the good ones, is that a chair must be nice viewed from behind"
First of all, because in most cases the chairs are around a table, so the part that is visible is indeed the back
The second reason, more of a design and technical nature is that the fixing of the backrest to the structure has always been one of the most difficult knots to untie in the design of a chair.
"We wanted the metal structure to be obviously sturdy, in order to bear a community use, but we wanted it to be as light as possible from an aesthetic point of view.
That's why we opted for a single vertical support, instead of the classic two, plus a horizontal traverse that forms this T-shape
from which the name of the chair itself derives."
Tao stands out among other chairs of this kind precisely because it manages to conceal behind a friendly and reassuring appearance. A technological innovation, the result of a long, very long journey of development and fine-tuning.Discover the collection
The wooden shell
"Regarding the plywood there has been a long and laborious fine-tuning, because they clearly had to perfectly embrace both the metal frame and the aluminum die castings.
We had to make additional changes and fine-tuning so that structurally the overall structure would work fine and guarantee the right comfort."
In the designs of Orlandini, simplicity is the most remarkable feature. Simplicity means designing simple technical solutions that make the product both economical and reliable. It also means designing with an eye to the manufacturing problems.
Products are designed with the planned potential to be personalized and modified, following the market demands.