Sunday, August 17, 2008
Unique Wooden Ode Chair by Jolyon Yates
This unique chair is called "ODE Chair" that was designed and crafted in Northumberland, England, by Jolyon Yates. ODE Chair is a new collection of contemporary organic chairs launched in 2008 involving the design and making of unique and distinctive one-off and low volume furniture.
Jolyon Yates was Born in Durham, England in 1968, and studied Industrial Design at Sheffield Hallam University and then Automotive Styling at the Royal College of Art, London.
After a spell at Opel in Frankfurt, working on the development team of the World’s first wholly ‘virtual’ car design, Jolyon was invited to Style Porsche in Stuttgart. In this capacity he worked on major internal and external projects. In a freelance role, Jolyon went on to work with Stefan Stark, Seymour Powell and The Product Group.
Returning to New Zealand in 1998, Jolyon taught Design at Massey University in Wellington before taking up a role at Bakewell-White Yacht Design in 2000.