Tobi is the collection of sofas designed by Elena Trevisan. Conceived to cover any space requirement, it’s available in three sizes: 3, 2 and 1 and a half seats. Enticing in classic settings, perfect in modern environments, ideal at home as it is in hotel lounges and public spaces, as well as in the office: Tobi has a structure in multilayer and solid wood, with elastic belts on the seat, a padding in differentiated-density polyurethane foam and solid wood legs.
“In Japan, the tea ceremony is a real social and spiritual ritual, at the basis of which there is harmony with nature. The tea house is reached by following a path (roji) that leads to both the place and the contemplative dimension required for the tea ceremony. The stones that trace this path are called tobi-ishi, literally meaning “floating stones” and their irregular arrangement slows down the pace, marking and emphasising a gradual departure from the everyday world. Tobi incorporates the curvilinear shape of tobi-ishi stones as well as their essence. I specifically designed Tobi as a small architecture suspended on point-like elements that seems to float in the surrounding space. Each element contributes to complete the image: for example, with its comfortable form the seat brings you back to that state of calm, wellbeing, and detachment from everyday life that the tea ceremony induces”.
Tobi is protected by Registered Design Patent®