During Milan Design Week 2018, Baleri Italia presented new products with strong, contemporary personalities that stem from the first stage of the brand relaunch under the
Donut is an outdoor stool with a fun and playful design that also happens to be ingenious, just a glance will bring a smile to your face.
With a somewhat obvious inspiration little more needs to be said to describe what it looks like at first sight. In fact its Japanese designer, Mikiya Kobayashi was inspired by the shape of doughnuts to create this delightful stool. A playful accessory that undoubtedly brings a spark of humour and good fun to any ambience.
The seat is made from a soft foam filling while the gathers that appear within the material that cover it underline the similarities with the doughnut reference. It’s a fabric that is made specifically for use in the outdoors, so that it’s very resistant to the weather and can be removed for washing.
With its feel of a stuffed seat it’s almost as if this exterior stool was upholstered, Donut is in fact a design that equally fits inside, easily. So that it can be used indoors or outdoors without any distinction; keeping it outside and sometimes using it inside, when needed or the other way around. Because one of the best things about Donut, specifically, is its soft seating, a lot more comfortable over time than other stools made from more rigid materials.
Donut is also available in many colours, some highly vivid ones like red, pink or mustard. It can be used as a feature piece to bring a dash of colour to highlight a bar or eating area, with an informal air that seems spontaneous but has a certain style and practicality about it.
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