Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chair #277

—Designed by Jolyon Yates

In the ongoing quest to be green with renewable materials, it is refreshing when a designer makes it easy to fall in love with and feel good about soulful green design. Add to this the lyrical lines and soft contours that envelope and rock your world, and you have the perfect piece of furniture. Northumberland, England designer Jolyon Yates has mastered the art of design poetics and visual lullabyes with his latest Series 3 ODE Chair and Stingray Stools. Exquisitely handcrafted from renewable wood that the artist lovingly selects, these are elegant design pieces meant to last for generations, and his ode to form and function. Yates uses renewable birch (sourced from Scandinavia) for his creations as well as tulipwood and ash. Smooth in finish, these are very durable, one-of-a-kind artisanal designs meant to last for generations... a message that Yates, as a craftsman, feels rather passionately about. See also Chair 272 on September 29 of this blog for another of Yates' ODE chairs.

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The biggest contribution I can make to being environmentally-friendly is in carefully thought out design. I truly hope my chairs will be around longer than others, as longevity is surely good for the environment.
Jolyon Yates

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