Fontal, 2012


Producer: Expormim

“The project was born from the desire to take back rattan as a noble material, building on the rich tradition of craftsmanship in our country that supports its use. To that end, we tried to give the hundred-year-old technique a

new look, which was achieved by substituting the traditional strutting and joint wrapping for a twinning technique to join one reed to the next. With this innovative option, we created a flexible yet resistant structure that is very lightweight. A light, warm, charming and luxurious, in the true meaning of the world, chair. 

We called it Fontal –relative to fountain-  because Expormim, that today produces furniture in several materials, also in Orient, has decided to put up, in this case, for a return to its origins, rattan, and to historical local knowledge about how to work with it.”