Tronco is a minimal chair created by London-based designers Industrial Facility for Matiazzi. Tronco appears to be a very basic chair, its seat formed from planks of wood joined together and mounted on round dowels. It is unlike any of the previous designs for Mattiazzi that have displayed a sculptural softness achieved by robotically removing material. Instead, Tronco’s character is formed from solid strips of wood in what appears as very elementary construction, yet its simplicity is the result of iterative experimentation and a high regard for material honesty; it is made with the same extraordinary level of attention to detail that Mattiazzi is now known for. With Tronco, we remain interested in the frisson between solid panel construction and the truly skilled craft of its making.