This armchair can have an informal side (in cotton-like fabrics), but it would be equally at home in a chic country home (in wool); it could even become quite formal, for use in a business lounge perhaps, when interpreted in leather. It will stand alone, accompanied by a lamp and low table, since all sides of this armchair have equal pertinence.
The shape of the Toa armchair suggests spontaneous, evocative folds. One simply must possess it; it is universal. The base – airy like a skeletal structure – screws into a quilted body. The footrest brings an additional note of comfort and relaxation.
Base in natural or black-stained solid ash,
reinforced by two mechanically-soldered steel
frames on the seat and back. Protective gliders.
Pullmaflex and sprung suspension on seat ;
vertical-webbed suspension on back. Seat
cushion in high resilience polyurethane Bultex
foam (36kg/m3 - 2.8kPa). Back cushion in high
resilience polyurethane Bultex foam (26kg/m3 -
1.4kPa). Cover quilted with polyester : 300 g/m2
on the interior and 100 g/m2 on the exterior.
Rémi Bouhaniche is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieur Art & Design de Saint Etienne (ESADSE).
He was a pupil of Eric Jourdan and François Bauchet, by whom he was greatly influenced.
He has worked with the Institut Bocuse. He spent a year in India, where he collaborated with MAGPIE on a range of stainless steel products and on retail spaces ; he has also worked on presentation furniture for Seiko France.
In 2010, he won 1st prize in the D3 Contest at the IMM Cologne for his Etirement light: this was when he first came to the notice of Michel Roset.
2012 : Label VIA for a table.
2014 : prix national de la construction Bois.
2015 : launch of TOA, his first armchair for Cinna.
With the help of his professors, he acquired techniques and researched ‘l’excellence dans la recherche du Bel Obje’t. Remi expresses the positivity of his personality. He is a worker who also dreams of living in an isolated cabin in complete harmony with nature.