FONTAL | Stool By EXPORMIM
Low rattan stool
Fontal is a low barstool with structure made of peeled and tinted natural rattan 28 mm/1.1” in diameter. Finished with a three step coating (dye, base coat and top coat) highly resistant to solar radiation thanks to UV filters. Seat manufactured in natural tinted wicker (“octagonal wicker”). Protective caps with removable plastic-felt inserts.
“This project is born from the wish to recover rattan as a fine material and reclaim our country’s rich craftsmanship tradition. I have tried to give a new look to an ancient technique replacing the brackets and bonds traditionally used as connecting elements by the twinning of one cane to the next. Thanks to this innovative solution we have achieved a strong, flexible and lightweight structure. This is how Fontal evolves into a warm, likeable and luxurious seat in the true sense of the word.” Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Designed by Oscar Tusquets, Fontal’s look reminds us of a traditional chair that has been given a new appearance, yet it maintains lightness, warmth and charm.
As its creator puts it “the project was born from the desire to take back rattan as a noble material, building on the rich tradition of craftsmanship in our country. To that end, I have tried to give this hundred-year-old technique a new look by substituting the traditional strutting and joint wrapping for a twinning technique which allowed connecting one reed to the next. Thanks to this innovative resource, I have created a flexible yet resistant structure that is so lightweight. The chair is light, warm, charming and luxurious in the true meaning of the word”.