shane schneck: ru chair
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feb 15, 2010
shane schneck: ru chair


rolf hay showing the ‘ru’ chair
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‘ru’ chair by american-born and stockholm-based industrial designer shane schneck
for danish company hay was presented at maison et objet 2010 and stockholm furniture fair 2010.
gathered from references of chairs in schools, lunch rooms and auditoriums, ‘ru’ is a hybrid
of our collective memory and functionality. it is a wooden chair that gains its strength
by cross laminating layers in the seat. this method allows for a cantilevered surface
and a more robust structure. unlike conventional chairs, it is designed without the front
legs allowing it be stacked on tables for easy cleaning.


‘ru’ chair
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‘ru’ responds to the demands of everyday life with multiple talents, ease
and humor, being not only stackable, but hangable and gangable.


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the robust construction of cross laminated veneer make the chair strong, light weight and durable.


the distinct leg solution give the chair the ability to hang suspended from a table for easy cleaning
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the designs are made to easily stack on top each other.



‘ru’ chair


‘ru’ chair


‘ru’ chair


‘ru’ chair

the ‘ru’ name was taken from a kangaroo. its distinct posture and extended legs resembling the
gesture of ‘ru’.



the making
image by fredrik carlson



the making
image by fredrik carlson



the making
image by fredrik carlson

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