The REX Chair, The Return of a Legend

At the Open Depot show, the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) presented some of the legendary products of Slovene design that we hold in our collections. Among the more important of these, without a doubt, is the REX chair, the timeless creation of designer Niko Kralj.

Timeless Slovene design

Over two million of these chairs have been made to date, and the chair has even been included in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. With a view to presenting Slovene design to a wider audience, we are preparing a series of projects in the coming months, including a Niko Kralj exhibit , which is due to open in December 2011. The REX chair, which today is manufactured under licence by Impakta Les d.o.o., is available in the MAO museum store or online at www.rex-chair.com

Proof of a good design are products that sell well over time, outlive the fashion fads and become timeless. Some of these creations can be observed in museums, but only a few succeed in becoming part of our daily lives. The legendary Rex chair is one of them. Designed in 1952 by award-winning Slovenian designer Niko Kralj, the Rex chair appeals to the trained-and untrained-eye with its simple solid wood construction and fluid folding mechanism. Even at the time of its creation, this timeless form with a perfect functionality appealed to industrial designers as well as design lovers. Its timelessness is proven by the fact that even today, almost sixty years later, as it is brought back to life, it is still a popular and trendy item.

From a comfortable folding chair to a decorative collectors’ item
After it was chosen for the design collection of the Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) in New York, REX Chair became an object of desire around the world. 2 million satisfied customers and numerous international awards are a solid proof of its popularity. Besides the renowned REX Chair, the REX KRALJ Folding Furniture Collection also includes lounge chair, rocking chair, daybed and table. It’s chameleon-like nature allows it to fit anywhere and appeal to each and every personality. Each piece can easily transform from a decorative collector’s item into comfortable folding piece of furniture.

REX chair is UNIQUE: Ergonomic, Foldable and Aesthetically Pleasing
This beautifully designed chair offers just the right kind of comfort. Its clean minimalistic design and contemporary elegance takes full account of ergonomics and fits the body perfectly. The spaces between the slats create a delightful airy feeling, giving you a feeling of floating and a pleasant sense of relaxation. Despite its storage capability, the design’s wide, comfortable seat and backrest, and sloping armrests invite frequent use at home, in a lounge or an office. When folded, the armchair measures less than six inches wide (H 29.5″ W 23.5″ D 24″ Seat H 14″ Folded: H 23.5″ W 29″ D 4.5″).

Who better than you would KNOW the real value of a good design?
Join our efforts: become an ambassador of Rex Kralj and spread the word about it. Let it inspire you with its minimalism, aesthetic perfection and practicality. And the story of the Rex chair will live on.

More information > www.rex-chair.com | info@rex-kralj.si | www.mao.si

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