Tato Stools

Tato Stools

Lisa
Jan 11, 2007

The Tato family of stools from Baleri Italia (Enrico Baleri & Denis Santachiarahese), are just plain fun.

Designed in 1995, they're "surprisingly comfortable" (we're quoting the Unica website here) due to a rigid internal plastic structure hiding underneath the soft, ecological foam rubber that makes the bumps so appealingly organic. The materials work together like memory foam, cradling the sitter's rump and then returning to their original shape when vacated.

The stretch wool or polyamide covers come in an array of happy colors, and they're kept in place with two lateral slits built in to each bump.

We think an array of Tato stools would be perfect in a play area or as light-hearted seating or ottomans in a livingroom or bedroom. But Tatos are not cheap ($483 and up) and you probably couldn't nestle down for a long nap while sitting on one, so for home use it's probably best to serve them up as accent furniture and not as the main course.

Available at Unica Home.

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