Rock With Rokke….

“Rokke” means Stingray in Danish and that’s the name of this eye-catching, almost futuristic interpretation of the classic rocking chair. A dynamic piece of furniture built for comfort and which accommodates a variety of sitting positions. The shape of the rocking chair was inspired by a shell and a stingray. 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 tranquility. The steel frame has been constructed without any transverse lines thus accentuating the floating appearance of the chair. The shell is made of vacuum-suctioned plastic, oak, walnut or the African wood makassar, whose grain beautifully accentuates the chair’s organic contours. Stingray can also be ordered in an upholstered version, offering hours and hours of enjoyable relaxation.

Designed by Thomas Pedersen as his graduation project at Aarhus Arkitekt Skole in 2002, the Stingray Chair is now being produced by Fredericia Furniture in Denmark. The Stingray Chair has won many design awards, among them the prestigious Red Dot Award and the Danish Design Award.

Thomas explains:

“I’m a huge fan of Ray & Charles Eames, right now I’m in love with their Alu series of office furniture. But designer Hans J. Wegner is the greatest for me, he never compromised on anything. My new chair design “Concord” springs from “Stingray” but is more of a dialogue seeking piece with both rocking and turning abilities, it’s designed for conversation where “Stingray” was designed for peace and tranquility.”

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