Leaf Chair by TON
Designed by E-ggs
The Leaf collection celebrates a return to nature – in the choice of materials, processing and in its design elements. These were inspired by trees and leaves, which can be discerned in the shape of the backrest.
The seat and backrest from moulded plywood suggest a model of optical and physical lightness. Its stability and strength are guaranteed by the construction made of bent solid wood.
Apart from the veneer seat made of beech or oak, an upholstered version is also available.
Frame : European Beech timber bentwood
Finishes : Beech or Natural Oak
Upholstery : A range of house fabrics available
Colours : Natural beech or stained.
Warranty: 10 Years
Dimensions : 505mmW x 520mmD x 800mmH, 457mmSHSHOW MORE SHOW LESS
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Industrialisation, steam power, electricity, evolutionary theory – the nineteenth century produced many remarkable innovations unsurpassed to this day.
One of these was the technique of bending wood, a technique on which Michael Thonet and his sons built a network of factories where they transformed bent wood into iconic furniture designs.
Production began in 1861 in Bystřice pod Hostýnem in the Czech republic.
The logistically advantageous position with plentiful beech trees in the surrounding forests, combined with a skilled local workforce, shaped the spirit of a factory that has managed to preserve its exacting craft for more than 150 years. In spite of several changes in ownership, the factory has been producing under the independent label TON since 1953.
Work at TON beats to the same rhythm as it did 160 years ago. The rhythm of skilled wood benders placing hundreds of pieces of wood into bending forms each day. Their strength, speed and affinity with wood continue to fascinate no matter how many times one observes their craft.
Manual work also dominates the rest of the production process, complemented by the innovative work of TON’s designers, technological advancements and their responsible management of natural resources.
This is TON – quality that will last for generations.
About the designer
The studio was founded in 2012 by Gaia Giotti and Giona Scarselli in Florence. Their work is a cross-section between product design, interior design and architecture.
Their attention is directed to unusual phenomena in everyday life and the search for new forms of expression and materials. “When we started to work together, we looked for a name that would synthesise our names – and also contain something that resembled some design concepts. We take “Egg” (from the English) to represent birth; an archetype that is closely linked with every idea and, at the same time, also includes the initials of our names,” said Gaia Giotti, explaining the origins of the name.
They designed the Leaf Product range for TON.