The Ké2 Chair by Nifemi Marcus Bello is modern desk chair that nods to a more mid-century style.
The chair, which is inspired by the ‘everyday’ plastic chairs you see in urban Nigeria, was designed as part of an affordable furniture collection for Nigerian furniture store, JOKO. It is made out of laminated plywood and tubular steel with the aim of pushing and exploiting the properties of these materials.
The design began as a conscious investigation into unconventional but available manufacturing possibilities in Lagos, while making an effort to deliberately allow the result of the research dictate the design of a product, in this case a chair. Capitalising on these possibilities with JOKO, the outcome is an extremely lightweight, durable and comfortable chair.