As functional as it is decorative.The dictionary definition of a totem is an iconic piece, or a special symbol, to which spiritual significance is attached.
Sancal’s new Totem maintains the ancient symbolism of an icon that transmits balance and creativity.
But what is it really?
It is a sophisticated table and Sylvain Willenz’s first collaboration with the Spanish firm. A clean design with which its author wanted to escape from conventional forms and explore a new design language.
Totem’s delightfully sculptural forms and graphic silhouette reveal the designer’s talent 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.