sensu outdoor lounge chair


Sensu is made of eco plastic, to underline the great sensitivity that TOOU has had for years towards the environment and sustainability.



By Simone Viola, 2022


Sensu collection draws its name from the renowned Japanese fan—a symbol of lightness, functionality, and grace. Its design, with an embracing backrest atop a conical base, aesthetically mirrors the Japanese fan. This makes it not just a simple and comfortable lounge chair, but also a versatile and lightweight seating option—a place to unwind and transport yourself to another realm.

Sensu is a straightforward yet exceptionally comfortable lounge chair. It’s available in a version equipped with a single cushion, with fabric and padding that render it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Additionally, there’s an option to fully cover Sensu. Thanks to the Easy Up solution, which features complete padding that can be easily removed through an elastic fastening system, Sensu can transform into a fully upholstered chair suitable for various indoor and outdoor settings.

Sensu is crafted from eco-plastic, a testament to TOOU’s long-standing commitment to the environment and sustainability. It stands as a genuine embodiment of our dedication to the well-being of the planet.

Sensu Brochure / Datasheet



Chair frame: Eco plastic; recycled plastic material and natural waste.

Chair Upholstery: Outdoor fabric and quick dry (open cell) foam.


Dimensions and Weight

29.1″ D | 26.5″ W | 32.9″ H | 14.3″ SH  –  19.2 lbs

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.