Alba Collection

by Alexander Gufler for TON

March 2017
Superior upholstery, top-quality leather, elegant shapes. 
Czech furniture company TON present its first fully upholstered collection, Alba, designed by Alexander Gufler, at Salone del Mobile.
“Because I am from Italy, I naturally seek fine food, drink, and renowned restaurants. It is exactly this atmosphere and philosophy that inspired me to design this collection. The collection is built upon the finest materials and the work of experts in their trades. Classic at first glance, yet also timeless, complemented by fresh detailing. And because you want to savour good food in a good restaurant undisturbed, the development of this collection put great emphasis on comfort”, remarked designer Alexander Gufler about the inspiration for the collection. The culinary arts have also been expressed in the name of this new product. Alba, in fact, is a reference to the Italian town in the Piedmont region known for the production of truffles. 
The unifying element between the chair, armchair and the lounge armchair is the shape of the seat and its solid wood construction. “I designed it so that it allows for the use of various types of seat backs. The difference in shape is defined by the type and purpose of the product”, Gufler described. In the chair, the shape resembles a curled leaf, and since there are no armrests, you can easily push it under tables that have an apron beneath the table top. The armchair brings even greater comfort to dining, and the lounge version guarantees greater rest for the back, thanks to the higher seat back.
Together with this chair, in the period 4 to 9 April 2017, the hand-made Fleur hanger, lounge armchair of the popular Merano Collection and the Lasa tables will also have their premières. Visitors will be able to view the new products in Hall 12, stand B03/C04.