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roro 98 – an icon brought back

Design Roland Meyer-Brühl


The beginnings of a milestone: design critic Rudolf Schönwandt wrote “Sitting is changing” about roro after its launch in 1998 – thereby describing an innovative, dynamic way of sitting that meets the needs of the human body much better than sitting rigidly on immovable furniture. brühl’s roro 98 re-edition is a rediscovery of this first, groundbreaking, multifunctional seating range.
Like the entire roro family, roro 98 offers a wide range of options for sitting, relaxing and even lying down. The design’s freshness, dynamism, modernity and airy, minimalist clarity have lost none of their contemporariness. The range consists of a two-seater with two swivel backrests, a chaise longue with one swivel backrest on the right or on the left, as well as a lounger. All of them can be used on their own or in combination with each other.
The sofa is equipped with backrests that are the clever yet simple key to roro98’s versatility: they can be swivelled around by 90 degrees, as well as lowered. For example, the sitting direction can be changed by swivelling the backrests around, or the sofa converts into a lounger or, with the backrest fully lowered, into a bed. Removable and replaceable covers make roro 98 durable and sustainable. Optional headrests can be attached to all backrests; they can also be retrofitted. The graceful base frame is available in a chrome or a black powder-coated metal version. roro 98’s height can be adjusted by two centimetres.