Oya II is the second in a series of intuitively designed and completely handmade chairs inspired by the effects of wind activity on geological formations.
"OYA", named after an Orisha (spirit) in Yoruba lore that is said to command wind, lightning and storms is a sculptural, and experimental chair. The form and aesthetic of the chair were designed to evoke a sense of motion, reminiscent of the striations caused by the effects of wind erosion on some geological formations. These abraded rocks tend to depict the direction of the winds that affect them over time through grooves and striations that mark the rocks as the wind blows sand and other particles against them.
The Oya II is made up of a structure and shell that consists of an intricate network of bamboo skewers, drinking straws and hand-cut strips of modelling board. No CAD programs, or hi tech machinery were used in the design and production of the chair. The process was an intuitive one from conception to production.