for Baleri Italia
Noted here is the original Tato stool with an ovoid form that features a composition in CFC-free flexible polyurethane foam with an internal anatomically rigid structure – its discreet underside base is plastic. The Tato stool features a removable cover in the innovative Malaga bi-elastic textile composed of 80% polyamide and 20% elastane – a spandex fiber that is typically used in the apparel industry.
Perhaps one of the most beloved and popular designs from the mid-1990s, Denis Santachiara’s playful ovoid Tato stool functions as both impromptu seating and an engaging floor sculpture. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Enrico Baleri added five new shapes to the Tato stool family – Tatino (1997), a spherical version; Tatone (1997), a plump pancake version; Lunella (1998), a low-profile hemispherical form; as well as Tato Bean (2001) and Tato Bonbon (2001) – each featuring an elongated, gently curved form. Recently, designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman expanded the aesthetic range of the Tato family with their dramatic and innovative Tattoo printed textile covers for the Tato, and Tatino forms.
The Tato stool is available in over 20 Malaga color options. The Nero black version is typically stocked as a Quick Ship option; all other colors have a lead time of 8 – 12 weeks. Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review/confirm current inventory as well as other color options.
Denis Santachiara is an Italian designer based in Milan, his work encompasses designing furniture, product design, lighting design, architecture, and interior design. His work is often described as a marrying of art and design, where he is often inspired by innovative technologies and actively looks to incorporate this innovation into his designs. Santachiara was born in Campagnola, Reggio Emilia, Italy and now resides in Milan where his Studio Santachiara is based. His notable works include the Aurea Lamp he created for Fontana Arte in 2005, as well as his design for the interiors of the Charterhouse of Avignon in 1992 for the French Ministry of Culture. Santachiara’s work is exhibited at various museums around the world, including MoMA in New York City, Musee des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, as well as the Vitra Museum in Rhine, Germany.