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Stingray chair

By Fredericia

Regular Price: £1,688.00

Special Price £1,434.80

  • Description

    An eye-catching almost futuristic interpretation of the classic rocking chair. A modern, dynamic piece of furniture built for comfort and which accommodates a variety of sitting positions. The shape of the rocking chair was partially inspired by a shell. This gives it a beautiful organic design which is raw on the outside but smooth and refined on the inside. A piece of furniture that provides a unique experience of inner tranquillity. The steel frame has been constructed without any transverse lines thus accentuating the floating appearance of the chair. The chair as it appears today gradually evolved through a process of models, mock-ups and prototypes made by hand from fibreglass. Stingray was originally launched with a vacuum-moulded plastic shell, but today it is also available in innovative 3D wood veneer, as well as fully upholstered in fabric or leather or with an upholstered topside.

  • Technical Info

    W:120 x D:100 x H:80cm

    Plastic shell of 1cm single-piece wood shell formed in the largest form-tensioning tool using patented German Reholz 3D veneer technology.
    The underframe is chrome-plated or stainless steel (plastic version only).
    Plastic: Black or white

  • Designer
    Thomas Pedersen

    When Thomas Pedersen was about to complete his graduation project from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 2002 he stumbled across a problem: the school has an excellent wood workshop but no facilities for working in metal or glass fibre, facilities which Thomas Pedersen needed for his project.

    "Together with another student who also worked in glass fibre, I completed my project out in the school car park. That caused a few problems because the fibre glass made a mess and the dust settled on the teachers' cars," Pedersen explains.

    His tenacity was rewarded, however. His project culminated in the unusual Stingray rocking chair, which assured Pedersen his place among the most talked about design talents.

    "It's not that I've got anything against wood, it's just that there already is so much wooden furniture about. I wanted to show that it pays to think in new ways and use unconventional materials," he says.

    The name of the chair derives from the stingray. The Danish word for stingray is "rokke" which sounds like the first part of the word "rock" in "rocking chair" and the shell does resemble a giant stingray moving across the seabed. But it was the functionality that came first, not the design.

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    • Black plastic shell black frame
    • Makassar brown shell chrome frame
    • Makassar grey shell chrome frame
    • Oak shell chrome frame
    • Walnut shell chrome frame
    • White plastic shell white frame

  • Delivery

    5-6 weeks
    Made to order item

Regular Price: £1,688.00

Special Price £1,434.80

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