Thick Top Indoor/Outdoor Side Tables | © Simone Viola, 2018
Thick Top is made of eco-plastic, a compound of recycled organic waste materials with an extremely low environmental impact. A name that is almost an onomatopoeic sound, a shape designed for the interior and the exterior alike, in two different heights that make it a versatile and flexible object. The two heights are suitable for different uses, as a table or even as a valet stand, to be placed freely around the house, in the garden, in public places or restaurants. The slight grooves and the proportions of the top almost resemble a tray in size and maneuverability. Although the name refers to the considerable thickness of the top, the object sports at the same time unexpectedly light weight and ease of handling, thanks to clever use of materials. The gently sketched-out base is a testament to TOOU’s renewed commitment to pay greater attention to the environment since it is made of eco-plastic, a compound of recycled organic waste materials with an extremely low environmental impact. The sober, refined colors of both the top and the thin closing base, in black and dark brown, match perfectly with the vibrant textures of the eco-plastic body, available in two natural shades: Eco white and Eco light brown. We consider Thick Top as a first, important step towards an increasingly eco-conscious design with the lightest possible impact on our Earth.
- Thick top side table low: Inches 19dia |14h || Weight: 10 lbs.
- Thick top side table high: Inches 19dia | 20h || Weight: 12 lbs.
- Top Colors: Black and dark brown.
- Base Colors: Eco white and eco light brown.
For the color options and other technical details please check "data sheet" below.
- Components: A compound of recycled organic waste.
- UV resistant. The color will not fade under the sun.
- Available 2 different base options. And 2 different top options.
- Indoor / outdoor.
- Suitable for: Contract, hospitality or residential applications.
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 culture, in 2015 TOOU started creating design objects taking account of people above all. TOOU was born out of the blend between 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 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 in objects, both in construction and in aesthetics silhouettes and volumes that will become the trustworthy companions of your own domestic landscape.