new Sancal Tonella new Sancal Tonella

Tiny but tough! Sancal started out manufacturing classic, French-style chairs. Four decades on, we have decided to revisit our origins and borrow from the past. The Swedish design studio Note was selected to give the project a fresh, innovative angle. The original piece was classified as a dressing-table chair, but the tiny new Tonella is far more compact, designed to fit into the smallest corner. Despite its reduced size it is enormously versatile, comfortable and sturdy, making it an ideal piece to accompany a sofa at home, be placed in hotel rooms, shop dressing rooms or public areas. Sancal is based in Yecla, a wine-growing region in southern Spain. Barrels are commonplace, and the metallic support is reminiscent of their staves. The Marie Antoinette-style seat, back and arms are made from moulded polyurethane foam. The plain interior area can be upholstered in fabric or leather, the outer area is quilted to follow the barrel style lines of the base and is therefore only available in fabric. NOTE Design Studio Note is a Stockholm-based design studio founded in 2008 working within the fields of architecture; interior; product and graphic design as well as design strategy. Their pieces for Le Chance, Menu, Zero or Punt among other brands have become renowned worldwide. The Tonella mini-armchair is the fruit of their first collaboration with Sancal. Their philosophy is to stand out from the crowd: “To note something, to get noticed: we are named after what we try to achieve. We like to pay attention to our surroundings, and try to create things that make others do the same. By looking at what is unique in every project and emphasizing that, we transform non-material values into tactile objects and spaces.”


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