As part of Venice Design’s Time, Space Existence exhibition, The Birth Chair II will be featured for the first time in acrylic. In addition, the exhibit will reveal four new designs including the incorporation of African textiles into the modular backrests.
The Birth Chair II is inspired by African birthing chairs, which are still used in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Like most home furnishings in African countries, it is both utilitarian and decorative as well as a functional furniture that is also a work of art. Jomo original model is modular, with swappable backrests featuring various designs. Spare backrests can be displayed as decor. The ultimate design is modern, though rooted in African history.
Jomo’s unique exhibition ushers in a new era of mainstreaming African design. Africa has been severely underrepresented in events such as Venice Biennale due in part to the ethnic, rather than nation-based identity among many in African countries. Mainstream events are typically organized around national representation.
About Jomo Furniture
Relaunched in 2017 by designer Jomo Tariku, Jomo Furniture LLC incorporates a deep appreciation for African art and culture. The line fuses his heritage with contemporary products such as chairs, tables, pendants and interior designs that offer an alternative to mainstream styles. Jomo believes the market is ripe for disruption as current trends are spin-offs of Scandinavian and Italian masters from more than 50 years ago.
About Venice Design 2017
The second annual Venice Design 2017 will showcase the latest innovative and diverse designs from the international market. More than 50 participants (both established and emerging) from over 20 countries will converge on the Grand Canal this May 9-10 to exhibit new and unexpected solutions of space.
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