London Design Festival 2010

Ocean Rocker wooden Rocking Chair by Jolyon Yates ODEChair edge

Made to Sit : Timothy Mark
Update : Ocean Rocker wins Timothy Mark, ‘Best of Show’ !
16-26 September 2010
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Wooden Handled Rubber Stamps

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Crafts Council and London Design Festival 2010

Savannah Rocker Jolyon Yates ODEChair Few and Far edge

Tables and Chairs : New Contemporary Voices in Wood
Few and Far, Brompton Road, London
18-26 September 2010
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ODEChair at Newgate Gallery, York

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ODEChair at the charming Newgate Gallery in the Shambles, York
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Jewellery Clams in Oak and Birch

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Gold Award, Wood and Metal
Craft&Design Selected Magazine

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I’m delighted to receive the
craft&design Selected Gold Award for Wood and Metal 2009
Thank you so much to
craft&design and all those who voted for ODEChair
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Savannah Rocker Stars in Play, L'Initiatrice

odechair rocking chair le public jolyon yates edge
Photo : Christopher Louergli

The Savannah Rocker is starring in the play L’Initiatrice by Pietro Pizzuti. The play, Directed by Guy Theunissen stars the actresses Babetida Sadjo and Florence Crick. It runs from 9th September to 31 October, 2009 at Théâtre Le Public in Brussels, Belgium.

”To explain briefly the context, this chair would be the only piece of theatre set, on a naked stage, with 2 beautiful actresses” describes Assistant Director Cachou Kirsch.

“To one of them, the chair represents the only memory she's kept from her deceased lover, who was a cabinet-maker . So it [The Rocking Chair] is nearly a third character, with a very emotional dimension”.
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New Book Ends & 'Coffee Perches'

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A new series of ODE designs go on display at The Biscuit Factory this week. The series includes book ends, magazine holders, ‘coffee perches’ and bowls. All are made from satin lacquered wood. The pieces are intended to provide a more accessible series of sculpted wooden designs whilst retaining the great design sense and finish of the classic ODEChair Rocking Chairs and Stools.

For prices and availability,
please enquire
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Clean Face for ODEChair Website

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ODEChair website is relaunching this week with a simplified format and some useful new features
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ODEChair @ Biscuit Factory Summer Exhibition

Jolyon Yates at the Biscuit Factory Art Gallery Newcastle edge

Press Release, 8 June 2009

We're pleased to announce
Series 3 of the ODEChairs rocking chairs and stools : the Savannah Rocker III, Ocean Rocker III, Leaf Stool III and various new Stingray Stools. The revisions amount to evolutions in form, utility, construction and finish.
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Jolyon Yates launches ODEChair Project

Press Release : 2/5/08

Ocean Rocker Wooden Rocking Chair by Jolyon Yates ODEChair edge
ODEChair by Jolyon Yates

ODE is a lyrical poem that pays respect to that which inspired it

The subject of that respect is those who have lent thoughts, inspiration or kindness in the development of these pieces; friends and family, mother nature; the Atlantic Ocean; Northumberland; New Zealand; the rain

Specifically, this ODE is to those that we meet and learn from on our journeys
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Mk III Savannah Rocker & Ocean Rockers

Savannah Rocker AKA Breeze Wooden Rocking Chair by Jolyon Yates ODEChair edge

Today, I’m very proud to announce 2 new chairs : the Savannah Rocker Mk III and the Ocean Rocker Mk III

Whilst the Ocean Rocker incorporates only evolutionary changes to construction and finish, revisions to the Savannah Rocker are more significant. Moving to Mk III has provided an opportunity to tidy up several issues with form and construction that had been holding the chair back. I believe the Savannah Rocker has now come of age and I hope you will agree !
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