The Fri™ easy chair illustrates the essence of an open and welcoming chair, that suits any interior with the ambition of a Nordic, serene expression.
The Fri easy chair can be upholstered in Fritz Hansen Selection colours in fabric, and the base comes in brushed aluminium. Since Spanish Jaime Hayon became part of the staff of designers with Fritz Hansen, he has shown humor and personality in all his designs - from the sheltered Ro™ easy chair to the playful dining table, Analog™. The shell is made of hard polyurethane foam with fiber glass re-enforcement along the edges. The seat cushion for both the chair and the foot stool is made of molded polyurethane foam to achieve the right form and comfort. The back cushion on the chair is made of two slices of soft foam to increase ergonomics and comfortability and comes fully upholstered in fabric or leather. The base comes with four wooden legs. Each leg has nylon glides suitable for a majority of floors.
Hayon’s Spanish heritage and sense of humour are inherent in everything he creates, from lounge to dining chairs.
"It is important to remember that my design is made for humans – to be used by humans. I believe that design should provoke emotions. Design should make you feel good. Create happiness."
As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations.