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Tatone Stool

c. 1997

by Enrico Baleri
for Baleri Italia

Tatone Stool

by Enrico Baleri
for  Baleri Italia

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Noted here is the Tatone stool – a plump, pancake form that features a compo­si­tion in CFC-free flex­i­ble polyurethane foam with an inter­nal anatom­i­cal rigid struc­ture – its discreet under­side base is plastic. The Tatone 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 Tatone 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 have again expanded the aesthetic range of the Tato family with their dramatic and inno­v­a­tive Tattoo printed textile covers for the Tato, Tatino, and Tatone forms.

The Tatone stool is avail­able in over 20 Malaga color options. Lead time is 812 weeks. Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review/​confirm current inven­tory as well as other color options.

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Enrico Baleri

Italy (1942)

Born in Bergamo, Italy, Enrico Baleri made his first mark on the design world as a creative entrepreneur in 1965. He left his formal education behind to open the Bergamo Baleri Designers, a furniture house that celebrated works from avant-garde designers. He went on to establish Pluri in 1968, an experimental design center. While at Pluri he collaborated with Flos to design lighting fixtures, as well as Gavina and Knoll International (designing tables for both). In 1979 he moved on tofounding Alias where Baleri served as the artistic director for 4 years. A constant advocate for designers, he developed Baleri Italia in 1984, a publishing company that highlighted the collections of up and coming furniture designers, including that of Philippe Starck and Hans Hollein. In 2004, Baleri developed the Enrico Baleri Research Center in collaboration with Marilisa Baleri Decimo and Luigi Baroli. His legacy continues to bring modern design to the forefront of the public eye.

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