Jamie Hayon chose the name “Ro”
for it’s meaning, tranquility in Danish!
information from Republic of Fritz Hansen:(via dezeen.com)
The world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has worked together with Republic of Fritz Hansen to create today’s answer to tomorrow’s easy chair. A chair where you can find room for your inner space and take a break from the hectic bustle of everyday life. The chair is called Ro and was launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Time for reflection is a luxury in today’s world.
We are all busy and always short of time to create a
moment for quiet contemplation. The new easy chair springs
from a desire to create a piece of furniture that
offers an opportunity for reflection in our busy lives.
Fritz Hansen’s design brief to Jaime Hayon was
“to create a comfortable seat for one person”.
“We put a great deal of effort into the form of the chair,
which is inspired by the human body. We wanted a
chair that was comfortable as well as beautiful.
My goal was to create a slim and elegant chair that
encourages reflection and comfort,”
says Jaime Hayon.