As apartments get smaller and younger people move from place to place, the opportunities to make a space your own have significantly reduced. Landlords routinely obstruct renters from making changes to their property, even when they could help make the apartments feel more like homes. For a long time, Chuma Asuzu moved apartments frequently and resisted owning pieces of furniture to make those changes easier.
‘Nọrọ’ was designed to fit that nomadic lifestyle while still retaining some personality. The stool is made up of four parts that can be assembled in three simple actions with the bottom component functioning as storage for items like books or records. The stool also adapts to suit the needs of different places; in the living rooms, it can be used as a centre or side table, in the bedroom as a bedside table, and even outdoors as seating during public gatherings.
For the exhibition, ‘Nọrọ’ will be set up in three configurations that explore how the stool can be used to highlight its owner’s personality within their space.