Thick Top is crafted from eco-plastic, a composite of recycled organic waste materials with an exceptionally low environmental impact. The name itself almost echoes as an onomatopoeic sound, and its design is well-suited for both indoor and outdoor use. It’s available in two different heights, making it a versatile and adaptable piece. These two heights cater to various uses, functioning as a table or even as a valet stand, making it a versatile addition to your home, garden, public spaces, or restaurants.
The slight grooves and the proportions of the top lend it the appearance of a tray in terms of size and maneuverability. Despite the name implying substantial thickness in the top, the piece surprises with its lightweight construction and ease of handling, all achieved through clever material selection.
The gently designed base underscores TOOU’s renewed commitment to environmental consciousness, as it’s also crafted from eco-plastic—composed of recycled organic waste materials with an incredibly low environmental impact. The subtle, refined colors of both the top and the slim, closing base, available in black and dark brown, harmonize seamlessly with the vibrant textures of the eco-plastic body, which comes in two natural shades: Eco white and Eco light brown.
We see Thick Top as a significant initial step toward more eco-conscious design, aimed at having the lightest possible impact on our planet.
For the color options and other technical details please check “datasheet” .
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.