year: 2015
Industrial design
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design: Ruder Novak-Mikulic & Marija Ruzic / Regular Company
manufacturer: Artisan

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The Neva collection has been introduced in 2013. with the Neva chair. Since then it has been one of the brand's best selling collections, and has evolved with new products year by year.
In 2014. Ruder Novak-Mikulic and Marija Ruzic designed the Neva Light chair, which has been presented at the IMM Cologne in January 2015 as a prototype, and introduced into production at the end of 2015.

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The Neva Light chair has been awarded the Red Dot Award in 2016.

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The chair is available in 6 different types of wood (oak, walnut, maple, elm, cherry and pear), with various natural finishes (oils and soaps). The seat can be ordered in solid wood, or upholstered with leather or fabric.

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The challenge was to design a product that will be visually as clean and pure as possible, without overthinking the form and overusing the technology, while still having a distinctive and recognizable character.

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The modern production methods allowed the classic wooden joints to be reinforced just in the right places, keeping the chair as light as possible, but stil stable and functional.
 
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The Neva collection was greatly inspired by natural forms and the simplicity and elegance of wood in nature. For years has wood been 'forced' into geometrical shapes, because this was the only way to accomplish larger volumes in serial production, and organic forms have been reserved for artisanal carpenters.
Modern technologies such as cnc carving have made it possible for more complex forms to be introduced into serial production, and in the spirit of the Artisan company the production of the Neva collection is an elegant dance of modern technology and artisanal handcraft which are unavoidably overlapped.

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The Neva chair and the Neva Light chair
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Photography: Marija Gasparovic
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