A Nostalgic Yet Timeless Aesthetic – The Again Collection by TON
With bends and curves of the kind usually seen in metal furniture, the Again Collection by TON, available locally through James Richardson Furniture, is a timber seating series with a light yet sturdy, nostalgic yet timeless aesthetic.
When creating the Again Collection for TON, Italian designer Alexander Gufler was inspired by the hardiness and practicality of the classic, stackable metal chair. Rather than metal, the chair and stools are made from beech, bent using traditional wood bending techniques. While stackable, the Again Collection is anything but ordinary, with a solid, timeless look that fits with both contemporary and vintage interior styles.
With a shape that is reminiscent of a tennis racket and has a similar sense of playfulness, The Again Collection consists of a dining chair and two varieties of stool: a barstool and a counter stool, all three of which follow the same form. Curved timber cylinders create a sturdy base for the collection, with a plywood backrest flowing into the seat, forming a body-fitting curve that is both comfortable and beautiful. The chairs and stools can be stacked four-high, making them easy to store.
While stackable, the Again Collection is anything but ordinary, with a solid, timeless look that fits with both contemporary and vintage interior styles.
The curve of the seat gives the chairs a relaxed look that makes them fitting for casual dining. Upholstered seating and backrests can add to this comfort and provide a step-up in terms of richness of texture, or the Again can be finished in a natural beech, lending a pale Scandinavian look that fits with most interior design aesthetics. The chair and stools can also be finished in a variety of Pantone colours, delivering a playful contemporary look that harks back to the metal chairs that inspired them.
With no visible joins, there is a sense of lightness in the design of the chairs. The Again Collection was awarded an Archiproducts Design Award in 2020, reflecting the thought and mastery of craft behind the whimsical nature of the design.