The French company Branex Design was founded in Paris by Sacha Cohen, who is the chief developer of the company today. The fact that Sacha Cohen was, and still is, a fan of seventies design, becomes clear upon a glance of the Branex collection. The company tries to combine new ideas with ideas from the past to form new contemporary products.
It's therefore hardly suprising that the Tam Tam stool plays an essential role in the history of the company. It's also thanks to Brigitte Bardot that Tam Tam was successful in France in the late 1960s and early 1970s. However, after the oil crisis of 1973 the production was ended and the stool soon disappeared from people's minds. At least until 2002, when Branex Design revived the design and introduced it at the Maison & Objet in new colours.
The success lead Branex to reviving and refining further furniture designs in the following time. That's how the Tam Tam stool was lead into the iPod age through a combination of tradition and modernity following the company's philosophy. It's called the iTam Tam, which is one of the reasons why Branex is among the most exciting young design companies today.
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