Tonietta chair is an eloquent example of product born from a close and fertile collaboration between firm and designer. Started in 1981 the chair’s project ended in 1985 following constant engineering research necessarily undertaken to exploit a technology, the one of aluminium die casting, that – expensive – had so far been little used in the manufacturing of a domestic chair.

The Tonietta chair won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award in 1987 with the following motivation of the jury: “This chair represents a great lesson on style and culture – it calls to mind an archetype, avoiding all trite imitations of morphological elements”.

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Design Enzo Mari – 1985