Patricia Urquiola’s RUFF Chair Is Like a Seated Hug

Patricia Urquiola’s RUFF Chair Is Like a Seated Hug

Moroso’s RUFF lounge chair relies on binary geometry to create a sculptural dialogue between seat and backrest. Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola created RUFF so that both armrests and back are one piece, wrapping around the seated individual like a hug. They get to feel the comfort, while viewers get both curvy and straight architectural lines to admire.

Urquiola found inspiration for RUFF in the art of Eduardo Chillida, the renowned sculptor who lived in San Sebastián. “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.

Photo by Alessandro Paderni

Photo by Alessandro Paderni

Photo by Alessandro Paderni

Photo by Alessandro Paderni

Photo by Alessandro Paderni

Patricia Urquiola photographed by Marco Craig

For more information on the RUFF chair, visit moroso.it.