Philippe Tabet creates a new chair for the Italian firm Infinity, with a sophisticated and elegant design that is both functional and comfortable. This chair is inspired by the French “ruelle” (alley), a narrow street where some people want to get lost to get away from the crowds and visit local eateries. It’s a chair for those cafes that aren’t easily accessible to the general public. This chair is designed for both indoor and outdoor use and comes in two different forms. It is made of an aluminium seat for lightness and comfort and a plywood backrest for elegance.
Ro is the result of a close, two-year relationship between the Republic of Fritz Hansen and Jamie Hayon. Fritz Hansen intended the design brief for Jamie Hayon to build a comfortable seat for one person. Jaime Hayon drew a series of sketches with this in mind, which formed the start of the shape, voice and subsequent modelling work of the armchair.
Fritz Hansen, a cabinetmaker who started producing and supplying furniture parts before going into bentwood furniture production, founded this major Danish furniture manufacturing company in Copenhagen. In the 1930s, the company began to produce tubular steel designs by Dutch designer Mart Stam and others, in addition to wooden furniture.