Paheko derives its name from the Maori language, meaning ‘combination.’ It embodies essential yet unadorned volumes, offering subtle allusions to familiar shapes, etched in our memories as archetypes of vases, columns, and capitals. These objects remain almost undefined in their use, granting them the freedom to suggest different purposes, reinterpreted with each context.
Place a book on it next to a bed, and it transforms into a nightstand. Add a cocktail by a pool, and it becomes an outdoor table. Inside the house or in a bathroom, it serves as a stool, while in a restaurant or café, it functions as a bag holder. Its shape adapts, melding seamlessly with its surroundings. The harmonious volumes of Paheko defy passing trends, fusing neoclassical 1980s style with the minimalistic design of the 21st century.
Paheko’s adjustable design allows it to be overturned, offering a fresh perspective, while the joint ring, available in five colors, enables up to thirty unique combinations. Crafted from white or black polypropylene, it’s both lightweight and incredibly robust, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use in a myriad of ways. In fact, in just about any way that imagination or necessity might suggest.
Product: Inches 12w | 12d | 18h || Weight: 8 lbs.
Package: Inches 13w | 13d | 19h || Weight: 9 lbs.
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 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.