Rollerback: A Kinetic Dining Chair Designed for Comfort

A Chair for All: Timothy Hardman's Innovative Design

Timothy Hardman designed the Rollerback dining chair to revolutionize the way we experience comfort while dining. Unlike traditional dining chairs that offer limited movement, the Rollerback chair features a freely rotating cushion mounted on a rod, allowing for multiple sitting positions and enhanced comfort.

Every person has a unique body, and finding a dining chair that caters to everyone's needs can be a challenge. The Rollerback Dining chair aims to solve this problem by providing a customizable seating experience. The chair's design allows the person seated to relax into the backrest and roll the rear cushion as needed to fit their body perfectly. By combining the three basic geometric shapes of a triangle, circle, and rectangle, Timothy Hardman has created an aesthetically pleasing yet simple and functional design.

The key feature of the Rollerback chair is its freely rotating cushion. This innovative design element provides both support and freedom of movement, allowing users to adjust their seating position effortlessly. Whether you prefer a more upright posture or a relaxed recline, the Rollerback chair adapts to your needs, making it a truly comfortable and kinetic seating solution.

The construction of the Rollerback chair showcases the designer's attention to detail and commitment to quality. The chair is meticulously welded from solid steel bar, ensuring durability and stability. The custom foam cushions, upholstered in luxurious leather, provide a touch of elegance and comfort.

During the design process, mounting the rear cushion proved to be a significant challenge. The thin steel bar frame required precise drilling to allow for the support rod of the cushion to fit seamlessly. Timothy Hardman's dedication to overcoming technical obstacles resulted in a chair that not only looks stunning but also functions flawlessly.

Since its completion in June 2022 in San Francisco, the Rollerback dining chair has garnered recognition for its exceptional design. It was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Furniture Design category in 2023. This prestigious accolade is a testament to the chair's well-designed, practical, and innovative nature. The Rollerback chair meets professional and industrial requirements, integrating industry best practices and competent technical characteristics. It provides both fulfillment and positive feelings, contributing to a better world.

The Rollerback dining chair is not just a piece of furniture; it is a testament to Timothy Hardman's vision for comfortable and dynamic seating. With its unique design and customizable features, this chair is a game-changer in the world of dining furniture, offering a new level of comfort and versatility.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Timothy Hardman
Image Credits: Timothy Hardman
Project Team Members: Timothy Hardman
Project Name: Rollerback
Project Client: Timothy Hardman

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