The world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has worked together with Republic of Fritz Hansen™  to create and elegant and simple easy chair called “Ro”.

Ro is made with great craftsmanship and in the highest sustainable quality. Combined with the sculptural and elegant design, the result is a functional and aesthetic chair. “The form of the shell gives you the choice of being part of what goes on in the room or relaxing in your own private space.”

“Ro” means tranquillity in Danish. The name was chosen because it captures the point of the chair in just two letters, thus reflecting the Nordic approach and concept of beauty.

“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.

The easy chair is available in nine colours: three traditional options (black, grey and taupe), three bright colours (violet, blue and yellow) and three soft colours (light pink, sage-green and sand). For a more vibrant look, the chair features two different textures: one for the seat shell and one for the cushions, which supports the contrasted expression of the hard shell and the warm and soft interior.

Ro is launched in the Republic of Fritz Hansen’s showroom in Milan during Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013 this week. It will be available from Republic of Fritz Hansen and authorized retailers from September 2013.

Photos: Fritz Hansen

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