Founded by Niko Kralj in Slovenia in 1952, furniture company Rex Kralj has become known for its contribution to 20th century industrial design. Today, we shed a new light on these iconic designs. We value simplicity and believe that details make all the difference.
In the course of his professional career, Niko Kralj filed and registered more than 120 patents and models. Despite being recognized as a notable designer in Eastern Europe during his day, his contribution to 20th century industrial design has been neglected for years.
Inspired by the timeless designs of Niko Kralj, Žiga Vrhovec and Tomaž Sešlar recognized the appeal of his iconic pieces and conceived a platform to bring these classic pieces to a modern audience, and in In 2011 they founded Rex Kralj, a homage in name and style to the architect and his most famous design “Rex”. Rex Kralj is committed to building beyond that legacy and creating renewed awareness of these iconic pieces.
Since the brand was founded the collection has been elaborated with recrafted mid-century designs and extensions, continuing their approach on timeless aesthetics. This has resulted in successful relaunches of not only the Rex collection, but also products such as the ever-expanding Shell family, Mosquito chair, 1960 chair, CC – and 4455 models.
And, REX CHAIRS have recently been included in the prestigious permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.