Vignelli Rocker (2023)
Made by Heller
The Vignelli Rocker is made of single piece polyethylene, making it suitable for indoors and out, and is equally at home next to a pool, in an office space, on a tennis or pickleball court, or at a dining table. It is part of the Vignelli indoor-outdoor collection which includes a multi-use cube, table, rocker, and benches. The rocker is perhaps the most iconic of these pieces for Heller, an historically important furniture manufacturer.
The fluid curves create the cleanly defined, sculptural shape of an armchair, but when you interact with it, you realize it’s so much more.
According to the Vignellis, design should be semantically correct, syntactically consistent, pragmatically understandable, visually powerful, Intellectually elegant, and timeless.The rocker was the final chair designed by Lella and Massimo and perhaps, of the pieces designed by the pair, has the most ideal combination of clarity and surprise.
“Design is one.” – Lella & Massimo Vignelli