Ini Archibong’s first furniture collection for London-based brand Sé includes sculptural chairs and tables with chubby and slender forms.
The series, also known as Collection IV by the brand, was released over a two-year period. It is the Nigerian American designer’s first collaboration with Sé and his most extensive furniture collection to date.
The Circe lounge chair, with a bulbous upholstered seat set within an elegant steel frame, and the Helios tables, with rotund lacquered wood bases topped with slim discs of marble, are two examples of designs.
Other designs are inspired by the sun, such as the Eos and Helios lights, while the Morai chandelier and Gaea pendant are inspired by cloud formations.
Archibong stated that his goal was to capture the tension between delicacy and strength – a recurring theme in his work – and that the collection’s title refers to “the threshold between heaven and earth – a place of serenity that Archibong feels encompasses the spirit of Sé.”
SÉ collections. (n.d.). Retrieved October 3, 2021, from http://se-collections.com/collections/collection-iv/.