TON is ready for Milan
TON will feature six new designs at this year’s Salone del Mobile furniture trade fair. Without a doubt the most visually exciting addition to the TON portfolio is the Chips lounge chair from the Czech designer Lucie Koldová. TON will also introduce the new Chop and Ink tables, Anix coffee tables, Dowel settee, Leaf barstool with a backrest and a barstool version of the Ironica chair. All products will be on view for the first time from 17 to 22 April 2018 in hall 12, stand B3/C4.
"I like to work with translucent materials. With this design I was inspired to use a visually light yet intentionally oversized backrest made from perforated fabric and framed by manually bent wood,” described the designer Lucie Koldová the key features of her lounge chair. Her signature style, formed primarily through her work with light, allows the chair and the surrounding space to permeate each other, creating a symbiotic harmony.
Chips was originally designed as part of the Das Haus project, but TON decided to go beyond the prototype and include Chips in its product portfolio. “The current chair differs from the version that was on display in January by a number of ergonomic and functional elements. Examples of changes include a new shape of the pillow, different fastening of the frame to the chair base, and a new solution for the inner seat. In short, we worked hard on ensuring that Chips would be not only pleasing to the eye, but also meet customers’ expectations of comfort and stability for everyday use,” added Jan Juza, TON’s Marketing Director.
new lounge chair Chips
“A lounge chair should be comfortable at first glance, and that’s why Chips is built with soft curves. It’s a centrepiece with its own character and story. And in contrast to a conventional chair, it feels a bit sexy.”
The highly regarded Czech designer graduated from Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in 2009. Following graduation she worked in Paris and there she created Balloons and Muffins, her first and very successful lighting collections. Today she works in Prague, where she creates objects for everyday use, gallery objects, limited edition light fittings, glass sculptures and furniture. Her work is included in the portfolios of various companies and represented in a number of galleries, including Gallery S. Bensimon, La Chance, Haymann Edition and Chevalier Édition.