|In a life
before I started living, I studied advertising, got an apprenticeship
in joinery, build lots of kitchens and even a house or two.
An accident in 1997 left me with 20% vision in my right eye
and plenty of recuperating time. I could no longer function
in the industry, so I started to play with wood - sculpting
and mixing form with function.
I moved to Knysna and stayed
in an eco-village in the forest where I became familiar with
natural building methods. It was on one of the beaches around
Plettenberg Bay that I stumbled upon a pile of driftwood that
was screaming to be made into chairs...
So I made a couple and loved the old boney look.
Things have developed from there and I love where my chairs
and tables are going - tidy, controlled chaos.
Kwasa is Xhosa word meaning "speak louder" and this latest range of furniture does exactly that. A vibrant and exciting series of pieces that perfectly capture that autentic african spirit. Click on the banner above or visit the collection page to explore the Kwasa Afrika range.