The Stingray rocker offers a 360° choice of seating positions and embraces its user with comfort from every angle. Skin and neck cushion are optional accessories. Stingray is also available with a stainless steel frame for outdoor use.
Stingray is a dynamic rocking chair that invites a variety of sitting positions. The unconventionally organic shape emerged as a response to the requirements of today’s modern lounging requirements.
Stingray’s designer, Thomas Pedersen, is often inspired by organic shapes found in nature, and found the flowing shape of the stingray as the perfect muse for his final exam project at the Aarhus school of Design. It’s very easy to see the shell resembling a giant stingray moving gracefully through the water.
Constructed with a vacumn mold, rather than heat injection, the outside of the Stingray is hard wearing, yet sophisticated in either a matt or glossy finish. The frame is constructed without any transverse lines or seams, so as to accentuate the chair’s floating appearance.
The comfortable Stingray invites the user to sit back and relax in a variety of ergonomic positions. The bold design is daring and unorthodox, while at the same time it’s possible to see the inspiration from fibreglass chair deigns of 1950’s. With both old and new influence, Stingray fits perfectly in a room of any decorative style.
Stingray can be used outdoors when mounted on a stainless steel frame.
Stingray is today seen in private homes, hotel rooms, lounges and beach houses throughout the world, in anywere that calls for a relaxing retreat.
Made in Denmark
Combining unusual innovations in material and construction with references to historical designs, Pedersen is both unconventional, yet rooted in tradition. Pedersen's award-winning designs always have a functional starting point from which his more elaborate organic shapes emerge.
Thomas Pedersen believes that furniture should first and foremost be designed in relation to the human body. In this belief, he is drawn to the ergonomic freedom of water and the sea, and he very often arrives at a visual expression resembling the plenty of water surrounding him in his hometown of Aarhus, Denmark.
Fredericia’s collaboration with Pedersen began at the Copenhagen Furniture Fair in 2002. Pedersen presented Stingray, his graduation project from Aarhus School of Architecture, and we were very enthusiastic about the unorthodox quality of his eye-catching design.
In 2008, Fredericia presented a wooden version of Stingray, utilising the world's largest 3D-veneer press. This remarkable technological achievement earned Thomas Pedersen and Fredericia the highly acclaimed 2008/2009 Danish Design Prize. Since then the Stingray, as well as his Icicle tables, have been established as new design classics in Denmark and around the world.