Okapi: A Chair Inspired By The Wild

For their second collaboration (Ara was their first), Missana & PerezOchando debuted Okapi, a chair that’s inspired by the wild nature of forests in Africa. Part of “The Novelties” collection, the Okapi chair has a soft, rounded back that’s balanced by wooden beech legs in the front and metal lacquered legs in the back, providing a sharp contrast. The front and back also tell a different story—the front was inspired by a giraffe, the back, a zebra. Okapi was also built with function in mind, so that its stylish shape is also supported by an ergonomic structure.

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Photos by Cualiti.

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