FONTAL | Stool
Rattan stool with integrated cushion
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”.
Oscar Tusquets Blanca unveils the new Fontal stools for Expormim.
The lightness of rattan and the smoothly curved verticality of the new Fontal stools are ideal to complement bars, gastro-bar, restaurants, kitchen islands and waiting rooms. The collection by Oscar Tusquets Blanca, which is composed of a chair, an upholstered chair, an armchair and a Oscar Tusquets Blanca unveils the new Fontal stools for Expormim dining armchair, ads now three new stools: a low barstool, a barstool and a high barstool. The incorporation of these stools increases the functionality and elegance of Fontal collection.
Fontal was the first contemporary rattan collection launched by Expormim designed by the Spanish architect, painter and designer Oscar Tusquets Blanca. Fontal derives from ‘fuente’ (‘source’ in Spanish) because as Tusquets explains “Expormim had decided to return to its origins, to rattan and to that technical know-how historically kept by local craftsmen”.
Oscar Tusquets helped us bring to life this collection which means a new beginning for us: “The 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 evolved into a warm, likeable and luxurious seat in the true sense of the word”.