Tonella by Note Design Studio for Sancal

Tonella by Note Design Studio for Sancal

Swedish designers Note Design Studio have teamed with Spanish furniture manufacturers Sancal to create a new compact armchair design.


Launched last month, the Tonella armchair by Note Design Studio for Sancal has a Marie Antoinette-style seat that is compact enough to fit into the smallest of corners

Drawing inspiration from Sancal’s archive of classic, French-style chairs, Note Design Studio’s new ‘Tonella’ armchair is based upon an old dressing-table chair but realized with a much more compact frame.


Despite its reduced size it is enormously versatile, comfortable and sturdy, making it an ideal piece to accompany a sofa at home, be placed in hotel rooms, shop dressing rooms or public areas.



The metallic support is reminiscent of the wine barrel staves, that are commonly found in  Yecla – a wine-growing region in southern Spain that is also the home of Sancal.


The Marie Antoinette-style seat, back and arms are made from moulded polyurethane foam. The plain interior area can be upholstered in fabric or leather, the outer area is quilted to follow the barrel style lines of the base and is therefore only available in fabric.


For more information contact Pedro Rentero or visit

About the Manufacturer: Founded in 1973, Sancal is a Spanish manufacturer of contemporary furniture that specializes in creating designs for the contract market. All of Sancal's furniture is made in Spain and the company now employs over 70 people. It aims to create objects of lasting value, that occupy an authentic space in peoples lives, that satisfy, and that endure across the generations. 

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