Riga Chair

 As I told you in one of my previous posts I have visited Riga for a 
design tour with a group of bloggers, photographers and journalists and once again 
I must say it really was a surprising and very inspiring visit and definitely
 worth a second visit in the nearest future!

In addition to the nice people, the amazing historic (Jugenstill) buildings, 
the tastefull food and the green parcs, we also learned more about Latvia 's minimalist 
design during the tour! One of the companies that we visited was RIGA Chair.

RIGA chair is a trade mark of Riga Chair factory and since its founding in 1999 they 
 quickly become a leading brand that produced serveral collections for home and 
office with natural materials as birch and beech wood combined with fabrics in 
different shades.  Besides the Red Dot Design Award winner - the flowershaped stool 
designed by Aldis Circenisa -  I was attracted immediately by the stunning 
kids chairs collection and in particular the Roo rocking toy!
"The basic idea behind the Roo rocker was to find a shape with the potential to be 
produced out of a single package of flat plywood sheets.  The minimalistic, archetypal
 shape gives the immediate impression of a rocking toy.  For some, it may look more
 like a sheep, or kangaroo; for others, it still looks like a good old rocking horse, "
Roo has received the IF Product Design Award 2013 and the German Design Award: 
Special Mention 2014 and is available in birch, beech, oak, walnut veneer or 
laminate in various colours. It 's that I no longer have small children but otherwise
 I was definitely tempted to buy the Roo... only the stunning decorative value 
would be a good reason, don't you think so?!

                                                                                                                                                 photo's elv's