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The Zanota Toi – Modern Design at its Best
This week we take a closer look at the elegant Zanotta Toi Side Table, a modern piece that fuses technology and style.
The Toi was designed by Italian designer and architect Salvatore Indriolo in 2012.
Its name was chosen as a play on the word 'toy' as Indriolo wanted to express the table's sense of fun as well as its inherent usefulness.
It was also supposed to represent the fact that it can be picked up and put down whenever needed. Above is an insightful initial sketch of the Toi by the designer.
The Zanotta Toi is a practical addition to a bedroom or living room and can tidy-away those small items that are part of our everyday lives, whether that's your reading glasses or knitting needles! It also lends itself to almost any interior style. Its fluid shape is reminiscent of the infamous Tulip range by Eero Saarinen, making it fit well in a mid-century modern interior, and its sleek satin finish also makes it suitable for a stylish minimal interior.
The simplicity and intellegence of the Toi is also in-keeping with so many other pieces Zanotta has produced, like the effortless Greg Three Seater Sofa and the highly practical Leonardo Desk. Zanotta are known for their quality and innovation and this table perfectly exemplifies that philosophy.The Toi's frame and pedestal is made from polyurethane and varnished in either white, black, red or blue. The table top is made from aluminium covered plywood and can swivel 360 degrees, revealing a cleverly-concealed organiser compartment. It stands at 50cm high and has a diameter of 42cm. To see the Toi in action check out our video highlighting its key feature – the sliding table top. Shop the Zanotta Toi at Nest now