Rioja Stool by TON

Designed by Lounge Designgroup

This lower seat of the Rioja set is named after the Spanish wine region.

Available in 2 sizes in Beech or Oak which, thanks to its pattern, further highlights the elegant and fine shapes of this model.

Winner of the Interior Innovation Award in 2011

Frame : European Beech timber bentwood or Oak

Finishes : With/without optional upholstered seat pad

Colours : Natural beech or stained.

Warranty : 10 years

Dimensions :

High Stool – 320mmW x 320mmD x 800mmH

Low Stool – 320mmW x 320mmD x 640mmH


Lead time:12+ weeks
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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.

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About the designer

Lounge Designgroup

This studio was set up in 2006 in the German city of Halle by Alexander Grimm and Ronny Eysser.

Both designers studied product design and graduated from the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle. They were involved in automotive projects for Fiat or Daimler-Chrysler and in the projects of well-known designer Luigi Colani. They worked as product managers for Cosmobrandlab AG, a design studio involved mostly in merchandising.

Lounge Designgroup currently offers design services and operates across many industries – in furniture production, lighting, wrapping materials, school items and interior design, merchandising items and corporate design. Now we offer their products under the new brand, LOUNGE design

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