The Outo collection aims to bring high-end comfort and design out in the open air.
Sometimes, shapes can be like a scent. They can treasure and unleash memories. By unveiling feelings hidden just beneath the surface, they reveal lines that seem to be familiar without ever having seen them before. Indeed, this is the case for the Cadrea collection. Just like Madeleine de Proust, it bears the well-known form of a bistro chair, which maintains the comfort and ease of handling typical of a daily-use object, combined with the freshness of a completely refurbished, contemporary design. The chair and the two high and low stools make up the essential elements necessary to meet the requirements of a home, either indoor or outdoor, but they also fit perfectly in a restaurant or in a cafe. Cadrea is a polypropylene and fiberglass monoblock characterized by lightweight, resistance to light, and weatherproofing, whose sober palette of colors ranges from white to light brown and from dark brown to black, with the addition of a surprisingly elegant dark green. As a complement to the collection, the indoor version features lightweight eco-leather seat paddings in matching or contrasting colors: black, coffee, and cognac.
All color options listed in the color swatch page are available in stock.
Born in 1978, he began studying design in 1996, sparked by the creativity and ingenuity he displayed as a child. It soon hit home; this would become his lifelong passion. His successful graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002, set the foundations for opening his own design studio. Always seeking new challenges and inspiration, he has since steadily been working on a diverse portfolio containing lighting, furniture and interior designs for international clients, and his own collection. His work is proof that good concepts should only exist in symbiosis with a good execution. It investigates new ways to approach the construction, functionality, and aesthetics of everyday objects and spaces. The resulting work is a combination of strong lines and subtle details, with innovative techniques and bold statements, often questioning archetypes and their interpretations by mankind.
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.