Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018
TON’s new upholstered collection Alba, designed by Alexander Gufler and introduced at last year’s Salone del Mobile trade fair, has been appreciated by industry experts once again. On occasion of the 67th Good Design awards program, the collection has won in the Furniture category.
Good Design is the oldest and most prestigious worldwide awards program in design. Established in Chicago in 1950, the awards program is organised annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The program evaluates the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs from all over the world.
Jan Juza, TON’s Marketing Director, says, “After being named a Winner in the German Design Award 2018 and receiving the Best New Furniture title at Designblok 2017, Alba’s Good Design Award is another confirmation that we got it right with our first fully upholstered collection. In addition to the designer, we must praise our colleagues in the manufacturing department, especially the upholsterers.”
One of Alba’s greatest appeals is its quality and comfort, made possible by precision finishing work and the use of pocket springs and PUR foam. Used in orthopaedic mattresses, the materials allow the furniture to hold its shape and remain firm and stable even with intensive use.
The Alba collection combines timeless design with a range of fresh details. Alexander Gufler says, “Alba’s defining elements are the unity of the seat and the wooden leg construction. The bottom of the backrest hugs the base of the armchair and extends below the oval-shaped seat.”