Designer: Toan Nguyen
A dining collection of unusual sophistication.
Toan Nguyen, a designer renowned for his technical mastery and refined contemporary sensibility, conceived the WA collection of armchairs and tables as the dining extension to his highly successful MU outdoor lounge system. But with its distinctive lines and dynamic forms, WA also stands alone, a bold and exciting new addition to the DEDON catalog.
The dramatic interplay of angles and curves gives the WA armchair its unique “running” profile — lean, agile, muscular and seemingly in motion. Two years in development, the chair is a triumph of engineering, arm and legs on either side consisting of a single piece of die-cast aluminum. Ultra light in appearance, WA is remarkably strong and sturdy, with a distinct sense of presence. It is available it is a woven fiber version as well as a special sling version featuring a textile seat and backrest.Both in colour and in style, the weaving on the seat and back of the woven fiber version recalls that of MU. But because the profiles of the fibers are smaller than those of MU, the weave itself is even finer. As with MU, the fiber version of WA comes in Lipari or Vulcano colour ways.
For the sling version of WA, DEDON has sourced a high-tech synthetic textile with the luxurious look and feel of natural fabric. Made of PVC-coated polyester threads, this remarkable textile is as attractive and inviting as it is weather-resistant. The sling version of WA is available in White with Salt powder-coating, Taupe with Vulcano powder-coating or Dove with Lipari powder-coating.The WA dining table features casted aluminum legs, angled and tapered to echo those of the armchair. The tabletop consists of an aluminum sheet, shaped into a thin box that encases a similarly shaped core of foam. Like the chairs, the entire table is covered in a polyester powder coating with textured finishing. The tables come in three sizes, two of them extendable by a sophisticated mechanism that allows them to be pulled open from only one side.