for Baleri Italia
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 8 – 12 weeks. Please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review/confirm current inventory as well as other color options.
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.