ODEChair is a new collection of contemporary organic chairs, crafted in Northumberland, England, by Jolyon Yates.
Born in Durham, England in 1968, Jolyon 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
ODE is a new venture, launched in 2008 involving the design and making of unique and distinctive one-off and low volume furniture.
Visit the ODE website – here.