Rapson Rockers: A Classic is Reborn
What has been dubbed the "Rapson Revival" began with the reintroduction of Ralph Rapson’s mid-century modern Rapid Rocker. First manufactured in the 1940s by Knoll, the classic chair had been out of production for 60 years when Rapson Inc. made it available again at the end of 2011. Rapson’s design aesthetic focused on craftsmanship, natural materials, and the human form. The cantilevered arms of his Rapid Rocker have been copied time and again, but this now-iconic design set the precedent.
Rapson Inc. next joined forces with YLiving to reintroduce Rapson’s Greenbelt line of chair designs. And YLiving commissioned a limited edition version of the Rapid Rocker, available in a 1965 Verner Panton fabric and a black laminated American maple frame. Most recently, new outdoor versions of the Greenbelt line made with recycled plastic were created by Loll Designs and unveiled last week at ICFF. All designs are currently available for purchase through YLiving.