The star-like, triangular volumes on the rear and bottom parts emphasize the load-bearing function of these structures and form a pleasant aesthetic contrast with the soft and welcoming ergonomics of both seat and backrest.
Stellar (stĕl′ər), derived from the Latin word ‘Stellaris,’ means ‘relating to, involving, or resembling a star or stars, or comparable with stars in terms of beauty and quality.’ In this context, it represents a timeless design intended for daily use, where its stellar lines serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
The shape of Stellar is rooted in childhood memories, drawing inspiration from the comfort of traditional wooden school chairs from the 1950s. It reinvents these humble, utilitarian materials into a 21st-century stackable monoblock plastic chair. The strong lines, reminiscent of modern fighter planes and military decorations, are recontextualized to create a peaceful, inviting, and multi-functional design.
The star-like, triangular volumes on the rear and bottom parts highlight the load-bearing function of these structures and create a pleasing aesthetic contrast with the soft and welcoming ergonomics of both the seat and backrest. Stellar is crafted from delicately textured glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene and is available in five different colors: white, black, light grey, anthracite, and mint green.
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 life long 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 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.