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AKAMAE edition 23, FOLDS

ZEZURU chair
ZEZURU tall server & chair with SERI table & stool by Garth Roberts for MABEO
Folding of the galvanized steel cabinet door
ZEZURU tall cabinet
ZEZURU chair
ZEZURU side table



ZEZURU is my first collaboration with the Botswana-based furniture brand Mabeo. Comprised of a chair, a storage cabinet and an occasional table, the collection is the result of a collaborative process between Mabeo wood craftspeople and Zezuru metal craftspeople in Botswana. A later addition to the series was a server, launched during Milan Design Week 2018.
Marrying wood with galvanised metal, each object is not only made from the two distinct materials, but from two very distinct craft techniques. Hand cut, hammered, shaped and folded, galvanised metal sheet components are inserted into or suspended on the wooden components. Pairing these reflective galvanised metal components — with their visible hammer marks — with smoothly handcrafted wood forms results in highly contrasted pieces.
Dining chair: L.36,5, W.30, H.87,5 cm. Panga panga wood and galvanised metal
Tall server: L.67, W.64,5, H.160 cm. Panga panga wood and galvanised metal
Occasional table: DIA.60, H.66,5 cm. Panga panga wood and galvanised metal
Server: L.200, W.50, H.80 cm. Panga panga wood and galvanised metal