the ro chair from spanish designer jaime hayon is an alternative to the ubiquitous womb, egg, or eames lounge chair. introduced in 2013 and available from ‘the republic’ of fritz hansen, for me, it was love at first sight. it’s a wingback with a contemporary sensibility and perfect for reading. the ‘blinders’ allow just the right amount of cozy privacy. sexy, organic, and available in myriad fabric and leather choices for her or him.