The Joko Chair is the first furniture design of acclaimed art director Olu Odukoya, a part of his new international, cross-disciplinary project focusing on design for better living. Joko comes from the Yoruba word for “sit” and reflects the idea of furniture as a medium for storytelling. A small batch production made to order, this design is crafted in polished fiberglass and measures 62 x 63 x 92 cm.
Odukoya is a multidisciplinary designer and creative director whose work spans printed matter, film, and furniture design. Based in London, Olu explores an ethos rooted in art, love, everyday life, and the cultural collision of Europe and Africa.
As founder of the international creative agency OMO, Odukoya's previous projects include the large-format art magazine Kilimanjaro, art direction for Yves Saint Laurent alongside Stefano, and creative director of the re-launch of POP in 2005. He is currently the publisher of the luxury biannual bookzine Modern Matter, which combines high-quality print production and design with the hypermodernity of an online aesthetic. He works with regular contributors and collaborators, including Hans Ulrich Obrist and Juergen Teller.