tao side chair upholstered


A perfect embodiment of minimalist design and sleek elegance. The Tao dining chair seamlessly integrates modern aesthetics with exceptional craftsmanship.



TAO. The name of this chair reveals the core of the project.

In fact, it is precisely on the T-shaped support of the backrest that we have focused our attention on. At the root of the concept is clearly the recovery of a classic style, typical of the ’50s and ’60s design. The two wooden shells joined by the metal frame are an image that each of us has in our memory, from everyday examples such as school chairs or Nordic bistro chairs to Eames’ immortal masterpieces.

Starting from this more than a consolidated solution, the focus of the intervention was on formal cleanliness and structural research until finding a supporting system narrowed to the essential, a sturdy and simple frame capable of conveying lightness, transforming the seat and backrest into two leaves suspended in the air, without screws or rivets as in past examples.

The two die-cast aluminum ends were the decisive choice, solving at the same time the backrest fixing system and resulting as the distinctive feature of the product. Tao is a strong and refined chair with a clean and friendly face but a sophisticated and pragmatic soul.

Technical Features
  • Multilayer beech plywood shell.
  • Steel tube frame.
  • Dye-cast aluminium ends.
  • Small Chair TA1004: Inches 21.6w | 20d | 30.3h – 15.5lbs
  • Lounge Chair TA7004: Inches 26w | 30d | 31h – 18.8 lbs
  • Small Chair TA1004: 0.7 yard standard fabric / 13 sq ft leather.
  • Lounge Chair TA7004: 1 yard standard fabric / 19 sq ft leather.
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The TAO collection is made to order. Lead time 10-12 weeks.



“What I’ve always heard from designers,
the good ones, is that a chair must be nice viewed from behind”
First of all, because in most cases the chairs are around a table, so the part that is visible is indeed the back
The second reason, more of a design and technical nature is that the fixing of the backrest to the structure has always been one of the most difficult knots to untie in the design of a chair.