Jaime Hayon‘s creativity has allowed him to take on new challenges what has allowed him to work with clients as diverse as Established and Sons and Moooi, Metalarte and Swarovski, Bernhardt Design, Piper Heidsieck, Gaia and Gino and Bosa Ceramiche. Also, has made two important collections for Bisazza.
His latest work has been with Republic of Fritz Hansen to create the Ro chair that was launched at Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan. Ro is much more than an easy chair. It’s a 1,5-seater where you can relax, change positions and have your newspaper, computer or child next to you and create a new comfort zone.
The design of the shell is elegant and simple, pleasing to both the eye and the body and offers the promise of tranquillity in both its visual expression and its comfortable functionality. Furthermore, 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.
“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.
“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.
The easy chair will be available from September 2013 i 9 colours. The 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 support the contrasted expression of the hard shell and the warm and soft interior.