Tato is a pouf or a footrest in an elliptical shape of an egg designed by Denis Santachiara back in 1995.
Since then the Tato collection grew to include other objects created in collaboration with Enrico Baleri: a spherical shaped Tatino, round shaped Tatone for two or more seaters, curved shaped Tato Bean and Tato Bonbon also for two or more seaters and a lens shaped Lunella.
Each object of the collection is made of flexible and ecological CFC-free polyurethane with internal anatomical rigid structure and plastic base.Â The removable cover is available in three different types of bi-elastic fabric, each one in a variety of colors.
1st photo via connox.com, 2d – courtesy of cerrutibaleri.com
Another Saint Valentine’s special: this red chair adorned with red plush hearts was part of a full retail interior design concept done by Vudafieri Saverino Partners (Milan, Italy) for clothing brand Moschino’s store in New York in 2008. There’s also a black version of the chair, but since it’s St. Valentine’s Day today, we’ll stick with the red one! Notice the red heart shaped pouf too.
VUDAFIERI SAVERINO PARTNERS is a design firm specialized in architectural and corporate design projects. The firm, run by partners Claudio Saverino and Tiziano Vudafieri, has a workforce of 50, including designers and logistics & administrative staff.
Russian St Petersburg’s ArtFuture design school had a small, but interesting booth at IMM Cologne 2011. Here the barbed wire “Seat Down, Please” Pouf by Maria Kymosova…I believe it should read “Please Be Seated Pouf”. I had a laugh as many chairs at the exhibition had a sign “Please do not sit!” or “Please do not touch” which I find really really strange as a chair is an object to use, or is it?