A small armchair with deep roots.
The result of Sancal’s first collaboration with Sebastian Herkner, Talo takes a new approach to the traditional small armchair – a must-have for any hotel. 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 for a range of settings.
The roots of the mangrove tree have provided the starting point for this adaptable piece.
No detail has been left to chance: from the extra thick piping that runs across the top of the piece to the special two-part cushion. However, the most characteristic element of Talo is in its feet that thrust up under the fabric, like the roots of a mangrove tree just visible above ground level as they form the trunk.
Sebastian Herkner broke into the limelight in 2012. He started in fashion whilst still a student by working for Stella McCarney, where he learnt to appreciate fabric texture and structure. In 2006 he founded his own design studio and started to work with manufacturers from around the world: Classicon, De Vorm, Moroso and Nanoo. He combines his work as a designer with that of a lecturer at the Art and Design faculty of Offenbach. Talo is the first piece that he has designed for Sancal.
Designer: Sebastian Herkner
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