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Hiromichi Konno

Hiromichi Konno is a Japanese designer with an international outlook. He has studied in both Japan and Sweden and also lived in London for many years. His style is very unique and there is a special energy and something almost teasing about his designs. He now works for large companies and manufacturers around the world, and he is particularly in demand in Scandinavia. RIN™ is Hiromichi Konno’s first collaboration with Fritz Hansen.

Hiromichi Konno has created the RIN chair for Fritz Hansen; an elegant and futuristic design. The idea is to create a new type of chair that is in harmony with Japanese and Danish design traditions. The chair is elegant with a very innovative and progressive design. It invites you to sit in it for hours taking the traditional chair design into a new direction.

“I wanted to make a beautiful chair that can stimulate and awaken emotions in people. It must be able to appeal visually but also make us feel a form of elegance when we sit in it. Therefore, I have established something poetical, simple, strong, relaxed and innovative all at the same time. The goal from the beginning was to create the perfect chair,” says Hiromichi Konno.

Rin, designed by Japanese designer Hiromichi Konno in 2008. The shell is made of polypropylene and the base is polished aluminium.



HK10 in 6 different colours.

RIN Chair

It takes a strong design to hold its own against Fritz Hansen’s long line of classics, but RIN is at least named for the task (it means “to appear courageous” in Japanese).

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