The Tobi sofa, designed with solid wood and recycled materials, has a zen vibe to it.
Tobi, a new design icon imagined and created by Elena Trevisan and produced entirely in Italy by the historic brand Rexite, tells a story of timeless elegance. It is a sofa considerable in volume and sensuous in form. The design is composed of contrasts in which multiple universes meet, a piece which, like a Zen garden, coaxes those who take a seat into taking their minds off everyday life in order to achieve well-being.
“The inspiration was the stepping stones of the Japanese Zen garden, called ‘tobi-ishi’ (飛石). In Japan, before the tea ceremony, the visitor crosses the traditional garden walking on a stone path. Proceeding towards the tea house, guests are invited to leave their daily lives behind and mentally prepare for the ceremony to come. Tobi’s solid wood legs are conceived as the supports of these floating stones while the fluid forms of its seat return the mind to that state of relaxation experienced during the sensory journey,” explains Trevisan.
Attention to detail, masterful craftsmanship, and maximum focus on comfort: the softness of the form effortlessly supports the body, guaranteeing relaxation and true well-being. The soft fabrics enveloping the curves of the sofa enhance the sense perception it conveys.
The sofa features solid wood frame, technically removable wool and velvet covers, leather and eco-leather upholstery made with recycled PET collected from the ocean. Available in three sizes, it is perfect for any kind of environment, from homes to hotels to offices to public lounges.
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