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ta chair | yi base | design by simone viola, 2015
Certain objects retain their shape, almost unchanged, in time, and design can but interpret and refine their archetype. It happens with everyday objects, used so often that their shape becomes obvious: a fork, a plate, a chair. The shape reflects its use and its aesthetics can never be compromised. This has always been the guideline for our design: a flowing design triggered directly by natural ergonomics. Ta, monosyllabic sound, as simple as the first word of a child, in Chinese, means both him or her, exactly the same, human identity regardless of gender, universal. And the chair is, in fact, a human object, moulded around its use. It traces the profile of the body, eating or working at the table. It allows a resting position, halfway between a state of wakefulness and sleep, moments spent waiting or enjoying company. With Ta, we want to offer an elegantly simple answer to the demand for ergonomics and aesthetics. Its design is inspired by the style of the 50’s but with a touch of absolute contemporaneity, that of honest and democratic design, made possible by an advanced but relatively simple construction technique. Available in a wide variety of solutions, its strength lies in this flexibility. Three solid, flowing and sinuous shells for completion with five curved metal tubular bases with wooden elements, characterized by essential design. The range of colors proposed reflects a contemporary taste, with the possibility to add seat pads to the shells, making it possible to create numerous customized combinations.
- Components: 85% Polypropylene / 15% Fiberglass Shell
- Solid steel base frame support with wooden Oak legs
- Legs: natural Oak or black Oak finish options
- Shells are available in 7 different color options
- Seat Cushions Available at added cost
- Seatpads with natural fabrics in 7 different color options
- Warranty: Three year warranty against manufacturer defects
- Suitable for: Dining / Cafe / Restaurant / Meeting rooms / Conference
- 32″ H | 18″ W | 20.8″ D | Seat height: 18″
Availability: All shell and base color options listed on the data sheet are in stock.
ta seat pads
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Simone Viola was born in Mendrisio, Switzerland in 1985.
After a rigorous training in industrial design in Milan and through his collaboration during various architectural and design studies, he began to gain experience in Switzerland and abroad. In 2011, he founded the Simone Viola Design Studio, focusing on industrial projects for furniture and accessories. His philosophy leans toward research on the materials and technical aspects related to the development of the project, conceptually guided by historical and artistic references. This approach produces the most natural connection to contemporary design, where the object is not the expression of a trend, but a long-lasting fusion of form and the intended use. Soft, natural elegant shapes and an elevated attention to details characterizes his work and a continuous optimization of the development phase allows the realization of high quality and generously accommodating products.
TOOU is not just a producer. We strive to create objects through projects and a production that put people at the heart of things, all people. Our design is democratic, accessible and customizable.
Our dynamic design combines contemporary taste with the tradition of the great design schools of the twentieth century. We materialise projects where technology is deployed in the service of the end user, through optimized processes that produce comfortable, safe, and beautiful objects that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are practical.
Our primary aim is that each object is desirable, affordable and customizable, with a range of materials, shapes, and colors that can transform a mass-produced product into a highly personal one.
Our métier is creating objects that are durable in their design and aesthetics, and that are never superfluous accessories designed for facile consumption that is dominated by ephemeral trends.
Our items are everyday items that will become a familiar and comforting part of your day-to-day life, with features and profiles that will be the companion to your domestic environment.
TOOU, dedicated to you.