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Aug 1, 2018

OKHA: Volt and Volta

While you could say the distinguishing characteristic of being human is standing, what we really love to do is sit. Dining chair duo Volt and Volta encapsulate everything it means to be human today: velocity, agility, fluidity and self-reflection.

The chair presents the greatest intellectual and creative design challenge; a wrestling match of emotive intuition, expression and engineering.

In Volt and Volta, OKHA has designed a paradox of balance and imbalance, presenting discord and the imperfect as something beautiful and visually beguiling; an analogy for the contradictions and nuances of human traits.

Significant strangers:

The angles of the solid oak frame are a surprise in form, the angles and eyelets are at once impressionistic limbs and pure geometric structure. Volta’s triangular leg extends past the seat, seeming not to hold it at all, continuing into a sleek and cannily brief armrest, and yet what you feel most of all is a presence, a surety when you meet these chairs in a room similar to passing significant strangers on the street.

Or perhaps what is felt most upon encountering Volt and Volta is the urge to welcome a new friend to dine while contemplating life’s beautiful imperfections and idiosyncrasies.

OKHA is a Cape Town based interior design studio and the creators of progressive, elegant furniture and lighting, as well as artisanal objects and contemporary floor art. Their design is inspired by an enquiring contemporary aesthetic and timeless classicism, with a deep respect for natural materials and traditional craftsmanship. Okha aims to be at the forefront of discerning modern living, and offer a fully comprehensive and bespoke interior design service.

Their desire is to continuously explore and refine their aesthetic to better communicate intimate and characterful narratives through the art of design.

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