RH then until now
At RH, we develop chairs with you – the person who will sit in them – as our starting point. We have done it like this since Rolf Holstensson started the company in 1977 in Bodafors, the Småland region of Sweden (we also get our name from Rolf).
He had bad experiences while sitting and working, and he also noticed that more and more people around him suffered from strain and stress injuries for that very reason. And things didn't get better with the advent of the computer. But oddly enough, there were no work chairs around that addressed the problem.
True to the inventive spirit of Småland, Rolf took matters into his own hands and developed an office chair that made it easy to maintain an upright posture, provided good relief and encouraged active sitting. And the chair was easy to use. Thus the first RH Chair was born – which actually became something of a revolution. Since then, we have launched many more solutions and chairs.
Today we are known by ergonomics professionals, physiotherapists and other experts both in Sweden and abroad. We even have a technology, 2PP™, that puts our philosophy into practice. And so that our chairs are as great to look at as they are to sit on, we work together with some of Sweden's leading designers. And naturally we take our responsibility for the environment very seriously. That is why our chairs are recyclable down to the last detail.