The Leaf Chair and Barstool by TON receives German Design Award

Published on : Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ton - Leaf collectionThe TON Company´s Leaf Collection scored well in the German Design Award 2017 Competition. The chair and barstool, designed by the Italian E-GGS Studio was awarded the Winner´s title.

Leaf Collection reflects perception of trees – a solid base, topped with delicate leaves. These ideas were adapted for the chairs and barstools, in which the supporting structure is made of solid wood, topped with a seat and backrest of optically lightweight, moulded plywood. Apart from the tree-like characteristics, the products were also inspired by their shapes.

Gaia Giotti of the E-GGS designer duo, shared, “When designing, we primarily considered products that would be lightweight, rational – and at the same time, would address the issue of TON and its connection with nature. For us, a rational product is one that correctly balances between the inspiration and the actual production processes.”

That is why the Leaf Collection contains a number of elements that emerged directly from the production process conditions – for instance, by using the same type of moulded seat for the chair and barstool. Gaia Giotti adds, “However, they are not used in the same way in the models; we were able to play around with different ways of locating them. We believe that the jury appreciated these aspects.”


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