Completely recyclable, the Toldeo Chair (1986) by Jorge Pensi brings rugged strength and streamlined aesthetics to outdoor furnishings. This contract-quality chair is crafted out of thermo-treated polished aluminum, a material that stays cool to the touch even in hot climates. The comfortable seat echoes the scale more typically found in dining chairs for indoor use and is made out of durable cast aluminum. Stackable up to four high for compact storage, the Toledo Chair is designed to coordinate with the Pensi Table, also by Jorge Pensi. This collection has been honored with the 1990 Design Center Stuttgard Award; 1988 "Delta Plate" award of ADI FAD; and Sidi Selection, first place, in 1988. The underside of the seat is stamped with the names Jorge Pensi and Knoll. Manufactured by Amat-3 for Knoll® according to the exacting specifications of the designer.
Until the 1970's Spain did not play a large role in the narrative of 20th century design. However, a renewed sense of vitality and freedom blossomed in Spain following the death of Franco, and in the city of Barcelona a new Spanish design movement emerged that would soon be recognized internationally. Many of Barcelona's regional designers made reference to the style of Antoni Gaudi, as well as to the avant garde heritage of painter Joan Miro. Others developed a more individual, modern and universally appealing style. Two of the most prominent of these architects and designers were Javier Mariscal and Jorge Pensi.
Jorge Pensi studied architecture in Buenos Aires. In 1977, he joined Alberto Lievore, Oriol Pibernat and Noberto Chaves in founding the design consultancy Grupo Berenguer. That same year, Pensi acquired Spanish citizenship and established a second design office with Lievore in Barcelona. The Barcelona studio designed exhibition stands for Perobell and the SIDI group in 1984. Read more >