Allseating | 2009
Ray™ is a conference and executive chair based on a integrated, body balanced mechanism.
The intent was to create a counterpoint to the typical high functionality of exoskeleton chairs of the time. We wanted something ‘quieter’, something that may not date so quickly, and thereby last longer – both functionally and visually.
The mechanism required a number of mechanical elements in the chair to enable it’s function. Among them a structural and pivoting link between the seat and the back. This was combined with the arm, furthering the visual simplicity of the chair. A sliding link to the back was achieved through a sculptural cast ‘j-bar’ acknowledging the most commonly seen portion of a chair is it’s back.
The chair was developed in collaboration with Cooler Solutions Inc. and a midback and highback version of the chair are available.
Ray was awarded a Silver at NeoCon 2009 (the first Neocon award in Allseating’s history), and a GOOD DESIGN award (2009).