Tyred designer chairs are made from recycled tyres and each are custom-made, one-off pieces by designers and artists in South Africa.

 In 2010, Yameng Li was one of the lucky 10 to be making one of these chairs for the Design Indaba conference. Following the brief of “Neo-Africa”, her execution was a tribute to Roy Lichtenstein. 

 

Yameng Li is a graphic designer and art director who initially worked as a video editing and sound designer at Versatile Advertising and Films in China. She quickly moved into animation and post production, honing her skills at the award-winning production company Wicked Pixels in South Africa.
Currently. the chair is sitting at “Love from Africa” shop in Amsterdam.
Here are a few images of the creative process …
 

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