It came about partly for fun, responding to an initiative by a French magazine which invited a few designers to create an object starting from just two sheets of paper. When drawing on these two sheets Tobia Scarpa depicted the vertical slats hooked at both ends on the first and the base and upper rim on the second.
The hook is attached to the base and to the rim through a hole and is secured by a natural leather cord. “The basket is called Girasole (Sunflower) and has always made me want to have it”. (Arch. Tobia Scarpa)
Square or rectangular shape basket in Ornata ash or Tanaro mahogany plywood certified formaldehyde-free made exclusively for the Atanor project. All the component elements of the basket are tumbled and surface finished with linseed oil.