Sancal (ES) 2020
TOTEM is a sophisticated barstool and the first collaboration with the Spanish firm Sancal. A clean design that escapes from the conventional forms of a stool and explores a new design language.
TOTEM’s sculptural form is surprising and its graphic silhouette reveals Sylvain's passion for illustration, transcending the function of a seat to become a decorative object.
Its apparently slender and delicate structure is, in fact, strong and sturdy. Its wide base seems to stabilize a fragile balance of straight lines and a circle. The central ring, as well as providing its main character, serves as a footrest. Reduced to the essentials, the seat remains comfortable without breaking the illusion of a two-dimensional drawing.
The seat can be upholstered in any of Sancal’s leathers and textiles. The metal frame comes in two heights that can be laquered from a selection of 15 colours.