RIN FRA KONNO

RIN FRA KONNO

Den japanske designer Hiromichi Konno har skabt stolen RIN™ som en del af Fritz Hansen’s kollektion for 2009. En elegant og futuristisk stol, som er designet til at vække følelser.

“Min første ide var, at jeg ville kreere en smuk stol, som kan stimulere og vække følelser hos mennesker. Den skal kunne appellere visuelt, og samtidig få os til at føle en form for eksklusivitet og elegance, når vi sidder i stolen.” siger Hiromichi Konno.

Med den runde skal og det integrerede armlæn er RIN let, æstetisk og artistisk. Den indbyder dig til at sidde i timevis, og leder samtidig det traditionelle stoledesign i en ny retning.

“Min stol skal helst udstråle en sofistikeret, simpel skønhed. Jeg tror, at de fleste vil opleve mange forskellige ting, når de sidder i stolen, fordi en stol ikke kun er en form. Det allervigtigste element i møbeldesign er, at den kan skabe kommunikation og følelser blandt mennesker,” fortæller Hiromichi.

Hiromichi Konno’s inspiration til stolen RIN kom fra hans nysgerrighed omkring formen af en fuglerede, og hvordan noget, som er så praktisk og funktionelt, kan være så smukt ” Jeg ønskede at designe en stol på samme måde, som en fugl bygger sin egen rede. Så jeg forsøgte at designe med flere følelser og sanser i stedet for at være afhængig af for meget kendskab og information.”

Det japanske ord RIN betyder en fremtoning, som er betagende, elegant og dristig, hvilket beskriver stolen utroligt godt. Hiromichi Konno sammenligner RIN med en enkelt blomst og dens overflod af selvtillid og skønhed.

“En enkelt blomst vil ikke være så pragtfuld eller luksuøs som en buket blomster, men den fremstår meget stærk og ægte. Den viser klart individualiteten, blomstens virkelige ansigt. Da den ikke kan skjule sig blandt andre blomster, er den nødt til at se meget selvsikker og elegant ud.”

Hiromichi Konno, som er født i 1972 i Fukushima, vidste allerede tidligt, at han var bestemt til at blive designer. Han kunne se på i timevis, når hans bedstemor lavede Origami, den traditionelle japanske kunst med at folde papir, og Konno indså hurtigt sin egen fascination for design.

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RIN FRA KONNO - in english

Japanese designer Hiromichi Konno has created the RIN™ chair as part of Fritz Hansen's collection for 2009; an elegant and futuristic chair, designed to evoke emotions. "The first idea with the chair was that I wanted to make a beautiful chair that can stimulate and awaken emotions in people. It must be able to appeal visually but also make us feel a form of elegance when we sit in the chair." Say's Hiromichi Konno. With its round shell and integrated arm rest, RIN is light, aesthetic and artistic. It invites you to sit in it for hours and at the same time takes the traditional chair design off into a new direction. "My chair should preferably radiate a sophisticated, simple beauty. I think that people will experience many different things when they sit in the chair; because a chair is not just a form. The most important element by far in furniture design is that it can create communication and emotions between people," expresses Hiromichi. Hiromichi Konno's inspiration for the RIN chair came from his curiosity surrounding the form of a birds nest and how something so practical and functional could be so beautiful. This notion led Konno to design the chair through his senses rather than relying too much on knowledge and information." I wanted to design a chair like the way a bird creates her own nest. So I tried to design with more feelings and senses rather than relying on too much knowledge or information." The Japanese word RIN means an appearance that is stunning, elegant and courageous which encompasses the chair very well. Hiromichi Konno compares RIN to a single flower and the confidence and beauty it exuberates. "A single flower would not look as gorgeous or luxurious as a bunch of flowers but its existence is very strong and real. It clearly shows the individuality, the true face of the flower. As it cannot disguise itself with other flowers, it has to look very confident and elegant." Hiromichi Konno, born in 1972 in Fukushima, knew from a young age that he was destined to become a designer. Watching his grandmother for hours practicing Origami, the traditional Japanese art form of folding paper; Konno quickly recognized his fascination with design. Following his dream, Konno has lived and worked as a designer in various European cities such as London and Umeå and is today one of the most sought after designers of modern times, particularly in Scandinavia. "Hiromichi Konno has succeeded in making a new kind of chair combining both Japanese and Danish design traditions. The chair has a natural look and is very appealing and inviting. It's a totally new chair in Fritz Hansen's collection with its own personality; its fresh, young and sexy. "Says Bjørn Stegger, Design Director at Fritz Hansen. www.fritzhansen.com