Okha reveals bull-inspired dining chair

Named after the Spanish word for ‘bull’, Okha has unveiled its Toro dining chair.

Recalling the glossy black hide of the animal, with daylight reflecting off its flanks and haunches, the chair’s ash has been carbon-stained with a subtle satin finish that almost looks like black velvet. Designed to be as comfortable as possible, the chair invites its user to invest in and merge with it.

Its sculpted arms symbolise the bull’s horns, the idea being that both are strong and assertive with intent, possessing a physical and rigorous construction. “I like to think that the chair has a powerful physical presence, like the bull is loaded with an assured power,” comments Okha’s Creative Director, Adam Court.

“When designing the chair, I liked aspects of both the A frame and straight leg versions,” adds Court. “They are the same chair, but not the same chair. Like the same word, but said with a different intonation. It means they can express many different things, and I like that you can do this with small changes.”