Toledo Stacking ChairPrice: $1,240.00
Design by Jorge Pensi, 1988.
Barcelona architect and industrial designer Jorge Pensi brings his forward-looking aesthetic to KnollStudio with the Toledo Chair. An instant classic, the chair is featured in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art. The Toledo Chair is a fluid combination of cast-aluminum back and seat sections joined by tubular aluminum arms and legs. Aluminum makes it versatile in application; it is appropriate for use both indoors and out.
The Toledo Stacking Chair is Greenguard certified and is 100% recyclable. Toledo Chairs are stamped under the seat with the name of the designer and the manufacturer, AMAT 3. Ideal for outdoor use. The Chair's seat, back and arms are made of thermo-treated polished cast-aluminum that won't reflect extreme outdoor temperatures. Chairs can be stacked up to four high for compact storage.
Material(s): Thermo-treated cast-aluminum and anodized, polished tubular aluminum
- 21.6"W X 21.25"D X 29.9"H
- Seat Height: 17.5"H
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Designer: Jorge Pensi
Jorge Pensi was born in 1946 in Buenos Aires, where in 1969 he obtained a degree in architecture and industrial design. In 1975 he moved to Spain, first to Alicante and then to Barcelona, where he collaborated with Grupo Berenguer until 1984. In 1985 he set up his own studio, specialising in furniture design. He has worked with some of the most important Spanish, Italian, French, German and American companies. Furthermore, he has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his products, and in particular the National Design Award in 1997.View other products by Jorge Pensi
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