A Behind the Scenes Look at the Toro Lounge Chair by Blu Dot

Evidently Blu Dot designer Warren Young's Toro Lounge Chair is about as laid back as his own chill demeanor. In a recent video entitled Behind the Scenes: The Design and Development of the Toro Chair put out by the groundbreaking modern furniture company late last week, I soaked up the few minutes Young uses to describe the distilled version of a lounge that has added an instinctual new dimension to their product line since it's release last year.

Toro Lounge Chair. Designed by Blu Dot.

Hanging low and lounging completely never looked more indulgent than it does in a Toro Lounge Chair. Let's ignore the fact that its name is sometimes associated with bulls (in Spanish), the fatty belly meat of a Bluefin Tuna fish (in sushi restaurants), or lawnmowing. In the world of furniture, the Toro only makes us think of this lounge chair's thick, saddle leather sling that beckons a lean back.

Toro Lounge Chair

In two different color combinations - entitled 'day' and 'night' - the sharp contrast goes without saying: Opt between a natural leather sling with a white-stained frame or a black-tanned leather sling with a black-stained frame. To keep their products top notch in quality besides their strong angles helping us relax, Blu Dot uses solid beech wood to construct the gently-reclined frame.

Measuring in at 25.5" wide, 31.5" deep, and 32.25" high, the slight imperfections in the underneath leather combined with the sloping cradle of the base allow the Toro Lounge Chair to inspire newfound appreciation for a good lounging everyday.

Blu Dot is a designer/manufacturer of modern furniture created by a trio of college friends: John Christakos, Charles Lazor, and Maurice Blanks. Their goal is "to bring good design to as many people as possible" by creating items for the home that are not only beautiful, but also affordable and purposeful.

Posted April 7, 2011 by Sonja Hall

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