ROSSÖ is Ikea’s new chairman

KIIS 106.5’s Tim Ross, is leading the charge to take his place in home furnishing history and get his very own unique piece of furniture stocked at IKEA.
It’s called the ROSSÖ, a bean bag with legs. Who hasn’t thought beanbags would be better if they were easier to get in and out of?
It all started last week when Rosso spied the latest IKEA catalogue on a colleague’s desk.
A long-time lover of great design, Rosso stole the catalogue then got to chatting to co-host Matty on air at their Sydney KIIS and Melbourne Mix drive show about some of his own design ideas.
Though Rosso’s initial concepts were completely shot down by his ‘supportive’ co-host, Rosso wasn’t discouraged. Later in the week have came up with the concept he thinks will be a hit with Aussie IKEA customers.
Armed with a sketch and prototype, Rosso is all set to take his design to the people and have the ROSSÖ stocked at IKEA.
Not one to let a little thing like missing the print deadline for the latest IKEA catalogue (or even IKEA’s total lack of interest) stop him, Rosso is leading the charge on his own personal campaign.
Resorting to guerrilla tactics on the weekend, he had a keen group of supporters stationed outside Melbourne IKEA handing out ROSSÖ inserts (which he had made himself) for the catalogue. He is rallying supporters to help make his dream a reality, and urging people to sign his online petition.


Though best known as a comedian, writer and radio host, Rosso has actually held a keen interest in architecture and design for a long time.
While to some, architecture and comedy my seem like an unlikely combination, Rosso successfully brought these two passions of his together for a hit comedy show, Man About The House, early this year resulting in him being awarded the Conservation top prize in the 2014 National Trust Heritage Awards.
With musical collaboration by Kit Warhurst (brother of Myf Warhurst) and production by Stuart Alfred, Rosso’s stand up show seamlessly brought his passion for architecture and comedy together, while showcasing some of Australia’s most beautiful mid-century homes.
The hit show resulted in two sell-out seasons in Sydney’s Rose Seidler House, shows in Arthur Boyd’s studio at Bundanon Homestead, two seasons for the Melbourne Comedy Festival at Robyn Boyd Walsh Street, a tour at The Donner House in Auckland, and interest from the US to continue the series in mid-century homes in America. 

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