Stingray Rocker by Fredericia Furniture
Designer: Thomas Pedersen
Manufactured under license in Denmark by Fredericia Furniture.
Dimensions (in): 31.5 h | 39 d | 47 w
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.
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About the designer: Thomas Pedersen
“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.
“I wanted to make a swivel chair with lots of different sitting positions. The stingray-like shape came into being as a result of the functionality,” insists Pedersen.