MAKONDE side table carved in the Makonde style, in one-piece ebony

Although they look a lot like coffee tables, side tables are the type of furniture piece that most quickly finds its use in any space. Because it’s smaller in size than a coffee table, even though it’s still carved from a single piece of wood.

More specifically, in this case, it is a single piece of ebony, expertly carved in the style of the Makonde tribe, with all its characteristics. The life of the tribesman and the connection between tribesmen is evoked through each carefully crafted element in a unique and unrepeatable way. Because every piece of art made entirely by hand, even by the same artist, carries within it other thoughts, ideas and emotions. And it does not follow an automatically created pattern.

And with the modern design provided by the presence of glass, the table successfully fulfils the dual mission for which it was created: to impress and to be useful.

Strong short reasons to have it:

  • Unique piece of furniture
  • Unique concept
  • Special design: mix of African art and British/European design
  • High quality
  • Fine details expressing elements and scenes from African tribal life
  • Long-term investment

About the artwork:

  • Wood: ebony (one piece)
  • Artist: Jonathan Nkwabi
  • Team involved: 3 members
  • Completion time: over 3 months
  • Carving style: Makonde
  • Flat surface: glass
  • Height: 80 cm
  • Diameter: 40 cm
  • Weight: 17 Kg

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