Toby Rapson, son of midcentury architect Ralph Rapson, was working to put his father's classic designs back into production when he bumped into Loll founder Greg Benson at an event in Minneapolis. The meeting prompted Rapson to rethink his father's rocking chair as an eco-friendly outdoor rocker made from recycled material. "It became a collaboration between us and Loll to translate the chairs Ralph Rapson drew to a new innovative product," Toby said. The Rapid Rocker was originally designed for manufacturer Knoll in the 1940's.
We think Ralph would be happy with this modern version made with both material and manufacturing not available when it was first conceived.
|Collection||Loll Designs Rapson|
|Materials||Loll Designs products are made from 100% recycled and recyclable High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is the same material as the #2 recyclable plastics (i.e. milk jugs, etc) that you take out to curb every week (or at least should be).|
|Features||Sorry, no cancellations on Loll products. Durable, all-weather, and maintenance free. Manufactured in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Assembly required.
Why the long lead time? Loll Designs runs their production schedule with a delay to build up orders to better utilize raw material yield and create better efficiencies in their production facility. From this delay, they can allow orders of similar colors to build up and thus cut more parts at one time to utilize more of the raw material. Virtually all of the waste from their manufacturing process is sent to a local recycling plant.
Loll eco-initiatives: Loll Designs purchases a block of wind energy through a certified wind power program called Windsense, which is offered by the local power utility, Minnesota Power. Participation in 1% for the Planet. Partners with Carbonfund.org to help off-set the carbon emissions generated by shipping their products. Products contribute to LEED certification credits. Loll Designs carries the Green America Seal and is listed in The National Green Pages™. All Loll Designs products are flat-packed and packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled packaging. Loll employees plant a tree for each order we receive in a calendar year.
|Care Notes||Mostly you will find a simple hose-off will do the trick. If there is a little more dirt, a simple wet rag and natural spray cleaner should be sufficient to keep Loll furniture clean. Microfiber towels work great! If there is dirt embedded in the texture, you can do well with a mild soap and water and a stiff but gentle bristled brush. You can power wash your furniture if you like that sort of thing.|