Fredericia Furniture has just been awarded the "Interior Innovation Award Cologne 2008" for the Stingray rocking chair in veneer. The award was presented at this year’s Köln Internationale Møbelmesse, one of the world’s leading furniture fairs.

The highly prestigious award is presented in collaboration with the esteemed German design institute Rat für Formgebung. It is intended to recognise not only the fair’s best design, but also the most innovative product on display. Products that win the "Interior Innovation Award Cologne" are in a class of their own. Fredericia
Funiture’s Stingray was chosen from a field of more than 450 products competing for the award. Its selection leaves no doubt that Fredericia Furniture is well on its way to making international design history, with world-class works of Danish design.

The veneer version of the Stingray rocker was created by the young Danish designer Thomas Pedersen, and was conceived as an innovative reworking of Pedersen’s earlier Stingray in plastic. Thomas Pedersen’s rising prominence in the international design world can be partly explained by his remarkable ability to challenge familiar assumptions and his unwavering persistence – of which Stingray is clearly an example. Who would have thought that an "old-fashioned"
rocking chair could be given new meaning and become one of today’s modern classics?

The new version of Stingray is available in oak, walnut and the African wood makassar, whose grain beautifully accentuates the chair’s organic contours – which were inspired by the sea. Stingray can also be ordered in an upholstered version, offering hours and hours of enjoyable relaxation.

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