Rockid by Ontwerpduo
Design is sharp, Design is simple. Introducing the Rockid, an amazing 2in1 cradle + rocking chair
by ECAL students Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex is a chair that fashions its user a beanie as they leisurely rock back and forth, activating gears that put the machine to work as its sitter relaxes.
The design was shown in the Ruckstuhl building as part of ECAL‘s Low-Tech Factory exposition during Designers’ Saturday in Langenthal, Switzerland, and was created in response to the exhibition’s theme, where students were required to reinterpret the idea of manufacture.
I discovered Vienna, Austria, based Helmut Palla only after he had discovered us via FaceBook. Then he revamped his site (could have done a better job imho). But when I discovered Tristan Cochrane‘s Fish Rocking Chair I also discovered that Saatchi Online also represents Helmut Palla (and are providing me with better photos to share with you than dear Helmut himself).
This Cha Cha Rocking chair is for sale there for $6,500.00.
I hope to visit him once in his studio when Vienna is my travel destination again (usually once or twice a year).