Toro collection was a design journey. Sometimes ideas flow quickly from our sketchbooks to real life and other times they demand patience and endurance. Our goal was simple – to design a high-backed lounge chair with a small footprint, comfortable enough to sink into and watch Drag Race. But, man, did we make that hard on ourselves. Toro started with a metal tubular frame and a more constructed upholstered “bucket seat.” After numerous prototypes, we ditched the metal frame for timber because it was friendlier and warmer to the touch. We canned the upholstered seat for something much simpler, just a die-cut piece of thick belt leather – an expensive material for us at the time, but one that made its own structure through the simple act of using the chair. Sometimes it’s worth the wait.