Sen-su and Sen-to Chairs by Bartoli Design

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The Sen-su and Sen-to chair designs are the outcomes of a research process started with an attitude of great openness that permitted to overcome the constraints: a play of graphic textures that surprises with their unexpected solidity, concealed behind visual lightness. The family will grow with armchairs, lounge chairs and tables.

“Developed in a continuous exchange between design and engineering, by several prototypes, Sen-su and Sen-to have been an interesting experimental playground for our design and for our cooperation with Da a, being our first project for the brand.
With the Sen-su chair, we worked to translate our first poetical inspiration – the lightness of the “sensu” traditional Japanese fans – with the rules dictated by the steel wire manufacturing technology. We tried different ways of twisting, curving and assembling the rods to achieve visual balance, comfort, strength and feasibility. The result is a chair whose technical and aesthetic focus is the “spine” where several V-rods alternate and are reflected, creating a distinguishing pattern, extremely light yet sturdy.
In the Sen-to chair, our objective was to create a contemporary kind of manual weaving with a graphic and minimal effect. The result is comfortable”. – Bartoli Design

Sen-to is marked by hand-made technical rope weaving, available in two colours matching the metal frames lacquered in nine colors.


Sen-su and Sen-to are designed for outdoors and suitable for indoors using also.


Sen-su is the all metal version, made of steel rods and tubes, welded together and finished with exterior-grade texturized lacquer in nine colors.

Project: Bartoli Design
Manufacturer: Da a
Year of production: 2015
Dimensions: cm 50 x 56 x 78 h.

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