The Ruby Rocking Chair: Ergonomic and Freaky Looking

The Ruby Rocking Chair: Ergonomic and Freaky Looking

Range Govindan
Mar 13, 2009

I enjoy rocking chairs. Actually I tend to rock on chairs that aren't even supposed to rock. Not all of the time, but it's something that I like to do. Sometimes, it just feels good to rock around a bit. I'm sure that there are a lot of people who like doing this as well, it's not just something that old people like to do. I can't remember the number of times that my office chair tipped over because I was actually trying to sway it past its usual tolerance. Don't worry, I've never injured myself. I've learned to take precautions. This is something that you wouldn't have to do with an ergonomic rocking chair, which is what Ruby is.

At first glance, this is one freaky-looking chair. The metal coupled with the red makes it almost look indecent. After a while, you start to catch on about what's happening. The Ruby Rocking chair was designed by Pouyan Mokhtarani, who's originally from Iran. A lot of thought went into his design. The bottom cushions for you bum are designed to stop sweating. They are also filled with liquid, as are all of the cushions on this thing. You can also rock the thing by using a clutch, which is placed next to your hand. It's an automatic rocking chair, so it will continue rocking you a long time, probably you'll get tired of it before it does.

Even though this chair is a bit strange looking, I'm sure that some of these concepts are really well thought and that they would make rocking chairs useful. Mokhtarani says that he was inspired by the human body when he created this design. That actually makes sense. [via various, photos by Pouyan Mokhtarani]

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