A true icon of international design, winner of the 2004 Compasso d’Oro, suitable for home use, commercial environments, and public spaces.
Ripples is made of a laminated composite of five different solid woods: walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak, and ash.The enveloping seat, carved with mastery, is hand-finished to produce an elegant polychromatic effect.
Ripples changes its attire to become an outdoor bench by using okoume wood, also known as Gaboon, native of tropical West Africa and hence perfectly suited to withstand humidity or light rain.
Recognized for having experimented with new possible relationships between the shell and structure, Toyo Ito has tried to merge the organic, natural approach with technological research. Its aim is to make sure that its projects, once they have been built, are contextualized and integrate in the best possible way, also thanks to immaterial and mobile elements.