Myles Igwe’s Ozo Chair Is Rooted in Nigerian Satisfaction

Rising designer, Myles Igwe crafts a imaginative and prescient of Nigerian pleasure together with his Ozo Chair.

Earlier than moving into the design, the chair’s “Ozo” title references the standard hierarchical system of the Igbo folks of Jap Nigeria. As a title of success, integrity, good ethical standing and chief standing, the chair pays homages to the deeply private sentiments of his tradition.

To convey forth this imaginative and prescient, the Ozo chair was crafted in Enungu, Nigeria from African mahogany and chrome steel. Its curved physique and black round chrome steel base supply a way of stability between type and texture. Inherently minimal, the chai’s essence fosters an air of fused cultural reverence and “restrained opulence.” To finish the chair, Igwe used domestically sourced supplies and artisans.

“The Ozo Chair is a love letter and an embrace of my very own fragility, of what I’m about to face,” mentioned Igwe. “It’s a crafted interpretation and the way I can personally resonate with this second.”

Myles Igwe’s Ozo Chair can be on view at WantedDesign’s Launch Pad in NYC from Might 21-23.

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Originally posted 2023-05-21 17:57:26.