joi stackable indoor-outdoor chair | © design simone viola
Think of a chair. An everyday object made invisible by continuous use. A light piece of domestic furniture in which comfort has equal aesthetics. And what is a chair good for if not to sit down to eat, talk, wait, rest and live life? We have traced the identity of our ideal chair to create the profile of a happy, joyful object which leads automatically to evenings in the company of friends, with the family at home or in the garden, to moments in which chairs are moved to make room for a new arrival, to stack them easily at the end of the day or leave them outside overnight in the rain. An object without boundaries other than the need to be practical, comfortable and user-friendly. The Joi collection is a tribute to one of the greatest masters of the 20th century: Hans J. Wegner. A thought which flows along the same guidelines of beauty, simplicity, and ergonomics. A decisive line traced by the imprint of great, proudly modern Nordic design, because real design follows life as opposed to fashion. Joi combines all of this with advanced construction techniques which allow accessible and flexible production in a variety of versions. Its main feature is the joint which allows the creation of three different chairs, inserting backs characterized by different personalities, uses, and vocations. The choice of colors also pursues the consistent thought of a determined but flexible object. With four different colors for the structure and five fabrics for the removable seat cover, the Joi collection allows a wide variety of combinations suited to identifying the right mood for the setting in which it is going to be used.
- Components: 85% Polypropylene / 15% Fiberglass Shell
- Washable Frame and cover with UV Resistant
- Frame is available in 4 different color options
- Seat covers are offered in 5 different color options
- Seat covers are made with 100% Sunbrella Acrylic
- Removable, washable, waterproof and UV protected covers
- Stackable up to 4 chairs
- Warranty: Three year warranty against manufacturer defects
JOI Twenty: Inches 20w | 20.5d | 30h | 18.3 seat height / JOI Twentyfour: Inches 20w | 21d | 32h | 18.3 seat height / JOI Thirtysix: Inches 20w | 20.5d | 33.5h | 18.3 seat height
All standard color options offered on the data sheet are in stock.
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 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 culture, in 2015 TOOU started creating design objects taking account of people above all. TOOU was born out of the blend between 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 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 in objects, both in construction and in aesthetics silhouettes and volumes that will become the trustworthy companions of your own domestic landscape.