Royèroid by Robert Stadler


Royèroid by Robert Stadler

Austrian designer Robert Stadler created his latest range of seating in tribute to the late French interior designer Jean Royère.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

Called Royèroid, the collection was particularly inspired by Royère's range called Ours Polaire, which features rounded forms moulding together the pieces' separate parts.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

Stadler presented the new pieces with Carpenters Workshop Gallery of London at Design Miami/Basel last month.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

Photographs are courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

All photos are by David Brook

Here's some more information from Stadler:


Why, as a designer, focus on the decorator Jean Royère? 
His anachronistic levity and his anticipation of freer forms in our habitat make his merits beyond question.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

The ‘Ours Polaire’ series in particular (like Noguchi’s ‘Free form sofa’) no longer appear as composite objects made in the manner of traditional furniture. Royère sought to unify the various elements of a seat to form a more abstract whole. He managed to create useful sculptures with irresistible ergonomics.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

With the series ‘Royèroid’ I pay tribute to the ‘Ours Polaire’ while continuing this quest for abstraction. The pieces are presented as monoliths thanks to a complex pattern enveloping them in the manner of a computer-generated 3D-mesh (although they are entirely handmade).

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

The details of the whole are flattened as if a skin had been stretched around the previously separate elements.

Royèroid by Robert Stadler

Diamond-shaped areas in different colours correspond to the front armrests and the seat cushion of the original.

They appear as ghostly reflections of areas which, in Royère, required seams or the creation of separate elements.

The fabric used for the ‘Royèroids’ has also been selected with reference to the ‘Ours Polaire’ series for which Royère used a hairy and very soft textile.

It is much more flush than the original, with a suede-like touch which has the same magnetic attraction on its user.

See also:


Tephra Formations by
Robert Stadler
Corso Place Franz Liszt
by Robert Stadler
Bifurcations by
Robert Stadler

Posted on Monday July 12th 2010 at 11:45 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • wow.. .beautyful work,,, very interesting the mixing textures… i love it

  • edward

    Looks really comfy!

  • I feel like I’ve seen this idea lot lately (oversized diamond tufting). Well done though – especially the subtle color changes.

  • bimmer

    Looks so comfy… is it nap time?

  • Jack

    Top end design and comfort don’t usually seem to go together. This one certainly looks like it has both.
    I should be able to afford one in about 1,783 years.