The design studio Nadadora has taken inspiration from a pre-industrial epoch for their post-industrial product
In Spanish, a “tartana” is defined as a carriage with a domed cover on two wheels.
Sancal’s modern-day Tartana is an acoustic dome, a totally new product, designed to protect us and provide us with the privacy that we yearn for in open spaces.
The warm materials used help to create a cosy atmosphere: the structure is ash and the fabric is a foam laminated, bicolour felt. It is available in three variants: grey/navy blue, moka/wine and beige/lime. Both sides have the same acoustic properties and can therefore be placed either way round to achieve different colour co-ordinations.
The construction of the fabric in three layers creates the optimum phono-absorbent effect.
While the structure is only available in one measurement: 150x200cm, the fabric comes in two sizes: XL or XS. Each Tartana is supplied with two fabrics which can both be XL, XS or one of each (the mixed version). The XL fabric has an overhang of 40cm and that of the XS is 20cm.
The wooden structure can be stained any colour in our collection, although Nadadora recommends “natural”, “silk-gray” or “anthracite” stains for the grey/navy fabrics, “natural” or “walnut” for moka/wine and “natural” or “silk-gray” for beige/lime.
Nadadora was founded by Isaac Piñeiro and Cristina Alonso. Their work comes from a relationship which is necessary between the different disciplines of design. The precedence in their projects and way of working ensures conceptual honesty and simplicity; it is to communicate spontaneously in order to develop immediate projects. Nadadora has collaborated with firms such as Sagen Ceramics, La Murrina, Ferrero Italia, Serralunga or Balvi. The studio has recently been given an award by Corolla - a projected design for Nutella; they have also been selected for the exhibition Serie Fuori Serie by the Triennale Design Museum of Milan.
Their Chat, Tab and Elephant designs are Sancal’s star accessories. This time they have surprised us with the Silla40 chair and Tartana acoustic hood: products that will leave nobody indifferent.
Designer: Nadadora Studio
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