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TONUS is a solid oak wood stool designed by Dutch designer Aldo Bakker. The wooden seating furniture is a part of “Wood Project” by Aldo Bakker which was on display at the Salone Del Mobile 2011 in Milan last week. Here is some information by the designer, “My focus in this series is on sole composition, the material and its treatment, resulting in very clear products that embody the important aspects only. And it is precisely my earlier experience that has been essential for this continued development in my work.
The first design proposals are the most neutral version of each design in question. I experiment with these pieces of furniture according to plan. By doing this, I turn each design into an experiment with a type of wood — its treatment, color, texture, the influence of sunlight, water, stain, fire — that helps answer the question: which treatment best suits the form and its sort? I cannot answer that alone. In the process I will regularly involve various craftsmen, from furniture makers and wood turners to color experts. This project involves discussion and tackles the notion of ‘archetypal’ form. Te goal is to arrive at a reconsideration of the value of wood as a material.”