Fritz Hansen Wednesday 13 Mar 2013

Republic  of Fritz Hansen ™ is  renowned for its quality and collection of design icons through collaborations with some of the world's most influential architects and designers; including  Arne Jacobsen and  Poul Kjaerholm. This tradition is brought forward to this day through partnerships with young established and innovative designers who celebrate the same attitude towards design. The Republic of Fritz Hansen chose for their latest collaboration the world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon to create today's answer to tomorrow's easy chair: a chair that offers you the chance to find your inner space and take a break from the hectic bustle of everyday life. 

"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™", in fact, stands for tranquillity in Danish. The name was chosen as it captures the point of the chair in just two letters, thus reflecting the Nordic minimalist approach and concept of beauty. Ro is more than just a chair, it's a 1-and-a-half-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 and, furthermore, its shape gives you the choice of being part of what goes on in the room or relaxing in your own private space. Ro is made with great craftsmanship and in the highest sustainability quality. Combined with the sculptural and elegant design, the result is a functional and aesthetic chair that fascinates its surroundings. One seems to fall in love with it.

Ro does not compromise on either comfort or aesthetics. The chair comes 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.