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Konoha

From the algorithm of the double helix, there arises a unique form of nature: Leaves!

KONOHA BENCHES

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Konoha Bench

  • 5 different benches that can be modified and adapted to suit the dimensions of any space
  • Upholstery available in beige, brown, grey, violet, red and dark green
  • Base made of bleached beech in a transparent white stain finish
  • Stainless steel satin finished feet with height adjustment

Lead Time Guide: 12-14 Weeks

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Konoha

A vegetal landscape" From the algorithm of the double helix, there arises a unique form of Nature.

Toyo Ito has been inspired by this particular shape to design furniture that facilitates the connection among people and that allows free use of spaces. At the same time, his desire is that the pieces generate a relaxed atmosphere and are visually evocative. The result is a bench with vegetal silhouette, similar to the fragments of a plant, with which we can compose a full leaf.

Konoha is a Japanese word that means "tree leaves". In a garden we find leaves, benches and sculptures - all in one is Konoha.

This vegetal form allows the creation of various landscapes. By combining the pieces of the series in different ways, we alter the rhythms. Changing the position or orientation of the benches, we can modify the context and adapt to the dimensions of any space.

Konoha is available in five bench sizes at 400mm high with levelling feet. Base is made of bleached beech, with upholstered top. Satin stainless steel feet.

Toyo Ito uses natural, quality materials: wool, wood and steel to enhance the organic component of the design.

The upholstery used is "Outback", an exclusive design by Giulio Ridolfo for Kvadrat.

They are autumnal colours (beige, brown, grey, violet, red and dark green). The base is made of bleached beech, as the underside of the white poplar leaf.


DESIGNER

Toyo Ito

Born in Japan in 1941, Toyo Ito started his own studio Urban Robot in 1971. Its name was changed to Toyo Ito & Associates in 1979.

2003 he was awarded with the Leone doro prize for his career at the Biennale Exposition in Venice.

Ito loves to experiment the different use of materials and to look for new tactile and visual opportunities. He is a master in dematerializing and lightening. Among his most recent works: Sendai Mediatheque (Japan), Bruges Pavilions (Belgium), Serpentine Gallery Pavilions (London), Oita Agricultural Park (Japan), Tokyo Tods Building and the most recent enlargement of the Barcelona Fair, wheretwo Towers, 114 m. high, will be standing in front of the Gran Via as the symbol for Fira 2: titled Porta Fira. His work here with Sancal is found in the hotel's vast foyer.

2002 he started to collaborate with Horm and he projected Polka dots, Drill and Moony containers as well as Ripples bench.


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