Abeti Aja Chair – Inuda Creations 2021
Inuda’s winged Ijoko Abeti Aja armchair, with its mustard yellow and brick-red striped upholstery made from Aso-oke material, short for “aso llu oke” – traditional handwoven fabric synonymous with the Yoruba people – and the frame made from mahogany/teak wood. The accent chair’s triangular frame looks like the famous abeti-aja cap of the Yoruba men. Abeti Aja literally means ‘like the ears of a dog’. This style of Yoruba cap looks like a triangle with two edges sticking out like the ears of a dog, and is commonly worn by Yoruba drummers.
The idea of the chair is to create an African product that readily works in a contemporary/modern space.
The armchair is designed to be used as an occasional or accent chair. As an African product that readily works in a contemporary/modern space, its use cuts across commercial spaces, or in homes. The geometric, dynamic look of the chair, its vibrant colours, and its rich texture make it an eye-catching addition to any space.