What would you call a rocking chair that was partially inspired by surfboards and comes in colors like “Graphite,” “Sea Spray” and “Mango”?
Well, we think you would call it pretty cool.
It’s called RockSmart™, and it’s our new contemporary rocking chair designed from the ground up for soothing comfort, exceptional durability and aesthetic appeal. Its signature one-piece shape is sculpted from rotationally molded polyform for a calming, safe and comfortable rock.
“The name of this chair has an air of modernity and hipness to it and is really fitting for a product that looks as contemporary as it does,” Brad Karl, Norix Director of Innovation, said. “But it also actually describes the science behind the design. RockSmart™ has proper ergonomics, is comfortable and has safety features that make it applicable to a variety of facilities. It is, indeed, smart.”
The name aside, RockSmart™ is constructed out of one-piece rotationally molded polyethylene with a lightly textured surface that allows for easy cleaning. Its generous arc provides a relaxing and safe rocking action while securely affixed nylon runners protect floors. It’s also equipped with a rear bumper that indicates the limits of safe rocking.
Additionally, RockSmart™ is chemically resistant to fluids and chlorine solution and features premium TruColor™ material that is fully compounded for superior color, fire retardancy and quality assurance.
RockSmart™ is also highly durable. It’s been product tested to withstand a 500 pound static load and has been dynamic drop tested to a relative impact force of two times BIFMA 5.4 15.4.2 (500 pounds from 18 inches). For more on RockSmart’s specifications, click here. Or download our brochure.
“Everyone who has seen and sat in this chair has had an immediate positive reaction to it,” Karl said. “It’s fun to look at. It feels good to rock in. And it’s safe and low maintenance. What’s not to like?”
Learn more about our rotationally molded furniture here and watch our RockSmart™ commercial below to learn more about the process behind the design of the rocking chair.