• Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Asia


The roots of the mangrove tree have provided the starting point for this adaptable piece.



Talo Armchair

  • Upholstered in fabric or leather
  • Solid Oak feet that can be stained in various colours

Lead Time Guide: 12-14 Weeks

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The result of Sancals first collaboration with Sebastian Herkner, Talo takes a new approach to the traditional small armchair. Discreet and distinctive, the design is a departure from all others, yet retaining a familiar form. Talo is extraordinarily comfortable, making it the ideal piece.

Taking its inspiration from mangrove trees, Talos most characteristic element is in its feet, thrusting upwards under the fabric, like the roots of a mangrove tree just visible above ground level as they form the trunk. Available in a range of interesting colours, the mangrove inspired chair is perfect for any setting, including the contract market.


Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner was born in 1981 in Bad Mergentheim. He studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Art and Design), already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.

Whilst still a student, Herkner did an internship with Stella McCartney in London, which helped to hone his feeling for materials, colours, structures and textures. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, he has designed products for manufacturers such as ClassiCon, Very Wood by Gervasoni, Moroso, Sancal, La Chance and Rosenthal, as well as working on interior design projects and for exhibitions and museums. Since 2007 he has taught several courses at HfG Offenbach am Main as visiting lecturer. His designs have received multiple prizes, for example the 2011 German Design Award in the Newcomer category.