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, 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.
Dimensions: Quilted Sofa: L167 x D90 x H83 Seat Height 47 cm Quilted Armchair: L92 x D90 x H83 Seat Height 47 cm Quilted Mini Armchair: L61 x D62 x H71 Seat Height 41 cm
Founded 2008 in Stockholm, NOTE is a design studio that works within the realms of architecture, interior, product and graphic design, and design strategy. Their name stems from their design philosophy, to be noticed, to note something. By paying close observation to their surroundings, they aim to create objects that spur others to do likewise. Their designs work towards turning innate values into tactile objects, thereby creating unique focal points in their objects. They have works that are recognised globally with Sancal, Menu, Le Chance, Zero, Punt, and many other brands.