Vo3 Designs, a Nigerian based eco-friendly furniture company recently launched the Olufemi rocking chair; a contemporary iteration of the old rocking chair.
According to the designer, the chair was created as part of Vo3’s effort to encourage spending time outdoors for improved mental health. It features a handcrafted wooden frame and a comfy removable cushioned seat and tufted backrest, covered in a monochromatic hand-dyed adire fabric from the western part of Nigeria. The frame, made from reclaimed pinewood is finished in a classy, pristine white color, which contrasts nicely with the adire cushions. Described as “contemporary vintage” with an Afro-vibe, the Olufemi rocking chair makes for a stylish, functional and modern addition on porches, terraces, balconies and garden spaces. It comes with an adjustable cup holder and a removable fabric pouch to support a relaxed lifestyle. Even though the chair was created for use as outdoor furniture, it could also function as an accent chair indoors.
According to the official press release,
“Nigerian -Based Eco-friendly Furniture company; Vo3 Designs showcases photos of their newly launched Olufemi Rocking chair, beautifully graced by Actor Ibrahim Suleiman and Creative Consultant Eloho Pender” Vo3 Designs – a furniture and design company founded by Bukola Bimbo-Obafunwa with a focus on eco-friendly outdoor and indoor pieces made from reclaimed or upcycled wood recently introduced the “Olufemi Rocking Chair” into their existing collection.
The brand which is notable for creating uniquely rustic pieces described this new addition as Contemporary Vintage, a renaissance of the old rocking chair with a contemporary Afro-vibe. The chair is carefully crafted from reclaimed pinewood, beautifully finished in white, and complete with a unique monochromatic hand-dyed Adire from Western Nigeria.
Their work is greatly influenced by a need to encourage more outdoor time in the bid to improve mental and physical well-being, they have advocated this for over 3 years with their collection of outdoor fences, pergolas, trellises, planters etc, that are built to last. The Olufemi chair is not exempted, perfectly functional on porches, terraces, balconies and even in garden spaces.
The brand expressed their delight in having the multi-talented Ibrahim Suleiman Actor, Artist, Architect, TV host and Creative/Style Consultant, Eloho Pender as the faces of the launch, they embody the concept behind the Olufemi chair; Contemporary and Afro classic.
Bukola Bimbo Obafunwa is an Architect, Creative Consultant, and an Ecofriendly advocate. With over 12 years’ experience in both consultancy and construction. She is passionate about creating spaces that enhance mental and physical wellbeing.