year: 2013
Industrial design
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design: Ruder Novak-Mikulic & Marija Ruzic / Regular Company
manufacturer: Artisan

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In 2012 Ruder Novak-Mikulic and Marija Ruzic designed the Neva chair, which has been presented at the IMM Cologne in January 2013.

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Awards:
 
Interior Innovation Award 2015 - German Design Council
 
German Design Award 2016 Nominee - German Design Council
 
Design Intelligence Award 2016 - China Academy of Art and China Industrial Design Association
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The character of the Neva chair derives from the poetics of the wave, suggested by the continuous line that moves from the front leg to the arm and from the armrest to the back. And like a wave, the chair is completely fluid and rounded, soft in its transitions. Maximally thin, extremely light, it completely reflects the technological process that created it, that is, the combination of 5-axis CNC technology and the precise hand finishing of experienced craftsmen.
 
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The wooden joints are reinforced just in the right places, keeping the chair as light as possible, but stil stable and functional.

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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 Neva 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 Neva collection was greatly inspired by natural forms and the simplicity and elegance of wood in nature.
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 has been featured in numerous international projects, including the Jean-Georges restaurant at the 4 seasons resort in Dubai, by the three michellin starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
 
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Jean-Georges Dubai
V2 House by 3LHD Architects