Antonio Aricò designed the Dumba Chair prototype in 2012. Handcrafted in stained beech wood, the design is available as a small batch open edition and is made to order. It measures 42 cm x 53 cm x 78 cm. Cute and disproportioned with big ears, fat legs, and a big head, the Dumba Chair is handcrafted in Calabria in a traditional dark and sober finish. According to Aricò, "it's sort of like a wooden pet."
Aricò is an artist, designer, and creative director, born into a family of woodworkers in the Calabria region of Italy. After earning a double degree from the Politecnico di Milano, he went on to earn an MA that combined art, craft, and design around the theme of Design & Tradition.
In 2011, he launched his own interdisciplinary studio, based in both Milan and his hometown in Calabria, where he explores the boundaries of craft, self-production, and industrial design while working for international companies, private collectors, and cultural institutions. Clients include Barilla Group, Alessi, Seletti, Bitossi, Noberasco, Texturae, Editamateria, Altreforme, Designboom, and Triennale di Milano. In 2017, he accepted the role of Art Director for Bialetti.