Rex Kralj is a contraction of Rex, Niko Kralj`s most famous design, and Kralj, his last name.
Rex Kralj was established in 2012. Our company pays tribute, in both name and style, to the architect Niko Kralj (1920-2013). Our idea for the company was sparked from the type of passion that grabs someone when encountering a truly stunning design for the first time. It was the iconic Rex chair, Niko`s most famous piece, that inspired us to establish our brand and honor the legacy of the design principles set by Kralj.
Since the establishment of the brand, we have expanded on Niko’s principle of authentic, humanistic design. Our products embody this tenet, something which we remain focused on when adding new pieces to our collection. We invite designers who match our DNA to work on fresh additions to our portfolio.
Niko Kralj`s designs inspired the Rex Kralj brand. His vision on design is our compass for developing new products.
After the Second World War, traditional production methods gave way to new inventions, leading to a contemporary era of furniture design. As a trained architect and an absolute pioneer in this field, Niko developed truly innovative pieces for the time and became one of the first ever industrial designers. With over two million chairs produced, Niko’s designs have given pleasure to numerous generations.