Leaf Armchair

Novelties by TON revealed for spring

Fresh designs play with organic forms and whimsy

May 2019
TON has come a long way since they steam-soaked wood and bent it using metal moulds in 1861. As the dust settles after the 58th edition of Salone del Mobile, we are left with some designs in mind.
Among them, the Ginger chair designed by studio Yonoh for TON, following last years successful Valencia collection by the same team. “We wanted to create an organic piece of furniture featuring gentle curves. The bulbous shape of the healing ginger root was our inspiration and gave the armchair its name,” says Clara del Portillo from studio Yonoh. The design, featuring a slight bow in its legs referencing the company’s beginnings, hold up a robust, upholstered, scalloped form that alongside being welcoming looks lightweight.
“In Milan you will have seen Ginger adorned in rich velvet, which has been recently added to our upholstery portfolio,” adds Jan Juza, TON’s Marketing Director.
Alongside Ginger, TON showed YYY by Alex Gufler – a series of three coffee tables with various dimensions that encourage creative play. “By shaving off one side of the tabletop I gave the collection its distinctive and functional shape, as the tables can be placed along a wall or next to another piece of furniture,” explains the designer the reason for the unusual form.
The TON stand featured the company’s classic models made from hand-bent wood, the award-winning Chips lounge chair and the Santiago 02 Collection for people with reduced mobility. If you’re keen on catching the pieces in person, and you’re in New York, head to ICFF from the 19th-22nd of May where TON will be introducing this Spring’s new models.