Iquo Armchair

The armchair design in Ini Archibong’s Iquo Café Collection features an elegant, curved silhouette and one continuous frame that’s both light and resilient.

 

The Iquo Café Collection is named after three generations of Archibong women who share the name Iquo, the design embraces the moniker’s feminine spirit by balancing elegant curvature with strength and durability. Archibong, the son of Nigerian immigrants, found equal parts inspiration in West African spirituality and midcentury American furniture, resulting in sculptural silhouettes that feel both airy and robust.

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  • color Onyx
  • color Red Orange
  • color Green
  • color Light Grey
  • color Dark Grey
  • color Onyx

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  • Frame: Frames are injection molded glass filled nylon. Bumpers are thermoplastic polyurethane.
  • Seat and Back: Molded glass filled polypropylene. Stainless steel screws used to attach shells to the frame.
  • Upholstered Seat and Back: Plastic shell with urethane foam for comfort and full wrapped in selected upholstery. Stitching goes around perimeter of seat and back.
  • Stacking: Chairs stack 6 high on the floor. Arm and armless chairs can stack together.
  • Outdoor Use: With proper care and limited exposure to the elements, chairs specified with plastic seat and back are appropriate for outdoor environments.

Ini Archibong is an industrial designer, creative director, artist, and musician. His work is characterised by a deep interest in master-craftsmanship and its intrinsic relationship to technology – both modern and ancient. Taking inspiration from the study of architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy, and world religions, he seeks to apply his vision and methods across a wide range of disciplines. He is a strategic consultant for high-profile clients in the luxury, sports, hospitality, music and technology sectors.
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The son of Nigerian parents who came to the United States as academic scholars, Ini was born and raised in Pasadena, California, where he graduated from Polytechnic School and the Art Center College of Design. After a period living and working in Singapore, and traveling widely, he moved to Switzerland to pursue further studies – earning a master’s degree in luxury design and craftsmanship from the prestigious École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL).
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Ini has received numerous awards and has been praised widely in the media for his vision and the quiet, poetic elegance of his oeuvre. In 2019, he received Distinguished Alumni awards from both ArtCenter and Polytechnic in his hometown of Pasadena. His design for the Pavilion of the African Diaspora (PoAD) at the 2021 London Design Biennale was awarded the Best Design Medal.​