Transmitting “beauty” from a town reminiscent of Renaissance Creators representing modern design

Colle di Val d’ Elsa, a town in Tuscany, Italy, is where the Archirivolto Design Studio was established. The studio has pursued “beauty” in every designer product it created. The mission of the studio is to deliver the true value of beauty to as many people as possible. The studio’s design output, based on that mission, has been highly acclaimed for its refined creativity.

Archirivolto Design Studio

In 1989, Archirivolto Design Studio was established by Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci. Since then, the studio, which specializes in industrial design, has grown rapidly. With 10 designers and over 30 years of experience, it features a work style that can handle every process involved in creative work from a 360-degree perspective. The studio has received numerous awards, including the Young & Design Award.

In Greek mythology, Athena, the goddess of wisdom and strength, also ruled over arts and crafts that foster “beauty.” The Olympic Games, a major international sporting celebration, are said to have originated in a festival for Athena. QUON’s “Athena,” a chair endowed with the name of the goddess, has a form whereby beauty and comfort are achieved through a wide backrest that is suggestive of a cherry blossom petal. The perforation pattern of the backrest reminds us of the symbol of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and features a lightness that corresponds to that symbol.

Beautiful, Comfortable, and Buoyant Design
Athena – generated from the long-fostered spirit

Elaborate processes and approaches worthy of the name of the goddess responsible for arts and crafts were adopted for the design and development of Athena. Designing was conducted in three dimensions and a full-scale wooden model was created based on a stereographic drawing by Danilo, an Archirivolto Design modeling craftsman. Following further adjustments to details from ergonomic and aesthetic perspectives, the final form was determined. The beautiful, comfortable, and buoyant Athena, which embodies the spirit of the Archirivolto Design, can be used in a wide variety of ways, including as an interior decoration and an item for outdoor use.

  • *If the chair is left outside for a long time, it may deteriorate due to wind and rain. We recommend that it be kept indoors after use. *Please be advised that the seats of the chairs may get scratched by stacking and that the chairs may be susceptible to impact damage.



While focusing on careful selection of materials and design approaches, together with an accurate understanding of needs through market research, Archirivolto Design delivers reasonably priced, high-quality products to customers.