cadrea barstool

Just like a Madeleine de Proust, it bears the well-known form of a bistro chair, of which it maintains the comfort and ease of handling typical of a daily-use object, combined with the freshness of a completely refurbished, contemporary design.


Cadrea Barstool – Counter Stool | ©
By Simone Viola, 2017


Sometimes, shapes can evoke memories much like scents. They can preserve and unlock cherished recollections, unearthing emotions hidden just beneath the surface. In the case of the Cadrea collection, this analogy rings true. It pays homage to the iconic form of a bistro chair, akin to Marcel Proust’s Madeleine, while seamlessly blending the comfort and ease of everyday use with a fresh and contemporary design. The collection consists of a chair and two high and low stools, offering the essentials to fulfill the needs of any indoor or outdoor space, be it a home, restaurant, or café.

Cadrea, a monoblock made of polypropylene and fiberglass, is known for its lightweight build, resistance to light, and weatherproofing. Its understated color palette spans from white to light brown, dark brown to black, with the addition of a remarkably elegant dark green. For the indoor version, lightweight eco-leather seat paddings are available in matching or contrasting colors: black, coffee, and cognac, adding a touch of sophistication to the collection.

  • Counter Stool: Inches 17w | 17d | 26h || Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Barstool: Inches 17w | 17d | 30h || Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Components: 85% Polypropylene / 15% Fiberglass Shell
  • UV resistant. The color will not fade under the sun.
  • Available in 4 different color options.
  • Frame options with or without fixed seat pads.
  • Warranty: Three-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
  • Indoor / outdoor.
  • Suitable for: Dining / Cafe / Restaurant / Meeting rooms / Conference
In Stock For Quick Ship
All standard color options listed below are in stock for quick-ship. 

Simone Viola

Simone Viola was born in Mendrisio, Switzerland in 1985.

After rigorous training in industrial design in Milan and through his collaboration during various architectural and design studies, he began to gain experience in Switzerland and abroad. In 2011, he founded the Simone Viola Design Studio, focusing on industrial projects for furniture and accessories. His philosophy leans toward research on the materials and technical aspects related to the development of the project, conceptually guided by historical and artistic references. This approach produces the most natural connection to contemporary design, where the object is not the expression of a trend, but a long-lasting fusion of form and the intended use. Soft, natural elegant shapes and elevated attention to details characterizes his work and continuous optimization of the development phase allows the realization of high quality and generously accommodating products.

TOOU Design


TOOU is the realization of a utopia: ergonomic, accessible and versatile designs applied to everyday objects. Conceived for both interior and exterior furnishing, for singles and communities alike, with a cross-fit aesthetic that adjusts to every living style, Toou objects are designed and built for each one of us. A meeting point between the European and Asian cultures, in 2015 TOOU started creating design objects taking account of people above all. TOOU was born out of the blend of European taste for design, in its Italian, Swiss and Northern European interpretations. Italy is the creative heart of TOOU, where designs take shape and where the upholsteries are tailored following accurate research on materials and colour combinations. Our moulds are then developed and mass-produced making the best use of consolidated experience in the manufacturing of plastic products for renowned furniture industry partners. The production of TOOU moulds is entrusted to a company with over 30 years of experience in the sector. The quality of moulds and finishes is the same as applied to the production of components for the automotive industry, which requires very high-quality standards. Our primary goal is to make each object as desirable, affordable and customizable as possible, making use of a wide range of materials, shapes and colours, in order to turn a mass-produced product into a highly personal one. Our products are the material realization of strong, detailed ideas. Toou aims to create long-lasting objects, both in construction and in aesthetics silhouettes and volumes that will become trustworthy companions of your own domestic landscape.