Key facts

Product:
Torii Stool
Family:
Torii
Manufacturer:
Bensen
Architonic ID:
1220119
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2013
Groups:
Seating-Chairs

Product description

The Torii stool is an addition of the Torii chair collection, available in Bar and Counter height. Like the chair, the design is simple yet sophisticated and defined by its characteristic arched backrest. Its minimal appearance and simple construction hide a surprising amount of comfort and sturdiness.

The name Torii comes from the characteristic wood entrance arches of Shinto shrines in Japan, which translates into English as “bird perch”. This motif perfectly describes the stools distinct proportions and traditional joinery, and the sense of harmony and calm inherent in design that is beautifully resolved.

Torii is constructed using traditional exposed mortise- and-tenon joinery for the legs which is strong and expresses the honest intent of the design. The arched back rest is cleverly joined to each back leg using two long steel dowels and epoxy glue. This ensures this critical joint will not fail or crack, while keeping the material thin and light. The finish is an advanced low build water-based polyurethane that gives the wood a natural open-grain appearance, which is smooth to the touch and durable. A solid aluminum foot rail protects the wood frame.

Torii has passed the European EN 15373, Level 2 test for commercial seating. The test simulates a 250 lbs person sitting down 100,000 times plus other strength and durability tests.

Available in Walnut, White Oak, and Black stained Oak with fabric or leather upholstered seats.

Made in Italy

Product family

Concept

Torii is a simple yet subtly sophisticated wood chair, defined by its closely spaced back legs, broad seat, and small arched backrest.  Its minimal appearance and simple construction hide a surprising amount of comfort and sturdiness, making it suitable for residential and commercial use. Torri is the Japanese name for the characteristic wood entrance arches to Shinto shrines in Japan, and translates directly into English as “bird perch”. This motif perfectly describes the chairs distinct proportions and traditional joinery, and the sense of harmony and calm inherent in design that is beautifully resolved.

Technical Description

Torii is constructed using traditional exposed mortise-and-tenon joinery for the legs which is sufficiently strong and expresses the honest intent of the chair. The rails of the chairs understructure are connected using concealed wood dowels, and the seat is secured with guiding dowels and screws. The arched back rest is cleverly joined to each back leg with two long steel dowels and epoxy glue. This ensures this critical joint will not fail or crack, while allowing to keep the material thin and light. Torii has been test certified to BIFMA standards and is suitable for contract use.

Available in Black stained Oak, White Oak, and Walnut with leather or fabric upholstered seats. Black stained Oak version also available with a plywood seat.