Ruff, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, experiments with binary geometry to combine seat parts and backrest to great effect. The dialogue between shapes is solemn and sculptural in Ruff, lounge chair designed for the contract and hospitality sectors, and indeed any living space, as it offers the ideal forum for a conversation.
The wide armrests lie on the sides of the seat section and wrap around it firmly, even though they have just one single joint. The result is the harmonious combination between curved and straight lines – a simple geometry which creates and architectural interaction with the surrounding space. The Ruff armchair has a functional shape, while its personality does not give up being an object that inhabits the space it is placed in.
Ruff is an explicit tribute from the Spanish designer to both her origins and to the art of Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), the internationally renowned sculptor who lived in San Sebastián. Chillida’s designs, with their “high architectural vocation”, are in constant dialogue with the surrounding space.
“I can operate in many different fields, but the affinity with art, and the thing that all different forms of art have in common, is that they are forced to offer two components that can’t both be missing at the same time: poetry – you have to have poetry – and construction. Otherwise, you don’t get art,” wrote Chillida.