Year: March - May 2020
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
In collaboration with Dumont Kenya, The Dining Collection series of furniture comprises of a long sideboard cabinet, a dining table, bench seat, and five dining chairs that are versatile and inter-usable as a lounge chair when needed.
Made from solid Elgon Teak wood sourced locally in Kenya, the collection is a hybrid of Japanese, Scandinavian and Kenyan aesthetics. The result is a collection of classic, minimal pieces that bring warmth to the space.
The sideboard cabinet is 3.4m long crafted using a single piece of Elgon Teak resting on top. The cabinet doors investigate the interplay between transparency and solidness, using push-to-open hinges.
The dining table is a comfortable 8 seater piece with dimensions 2.4m x 1.1m.
Attempting to balance between the lightness and heaviness, the table is projected to be paper-thin from some angles and more sturdy from others, emphasizing the materials further.
The detail in the structure along the tables spine features Mvule wood, a strong and durable hardwood timber that is native to Kenya.
The chair is precisely carved from solid wood and polished by artisans creating curves that unconsciously appeal to the sense of touch. The chair’s stile connects seamlessly with the backrest, accentuating the grain of the teak beautifully.
Hand-carved door handle detail made from solid Mvule wood, for the main entrance door.