Design: Snob, Contemporary Furniture and Interior Accessories Made In Africa
Snob – African Furniture and Interior Accessories [Cameroon / Egypt /Burkina Faso]
I stumbled upon the Green Tea Design’s blog arriving on a page displaying some stunning bulbous Egyptian pendant lights adorned with intricate patterns and followed the link through to Toronto based interiors boutique, Snob who have a whole range of gorgeous furniture and interior accessories to covet. Sourced from across the African continent Snob’s products are personally selected by owner Denise Zidel who brings away with her the story each craftsman and designer has to tell in the form of a beautifully crafted object. The philosophy of Snob is to convey one of life’s simple pleasures; the one that comes from being surrounded by things that have been lovingly handcrafted, serving to connect us to each other and the world in which we inhabit.
[Image source: top, Snob Egyptian Pendant Lights –
top Egyptian Light Pendants – Snob]; bottom, The Green Tree]
Handmade from solid copper the Egyptian pendant lights are as the name suggests, made in Egypt and come in a choice of nickel, silver, brass or oxide plated finishes. Due to the handmade nature of the pendants the size, shape and decoration may vary slightly making for a beautiful unique object. For added dramatic effect cluster them together at various heights suspend them from the ceiling; the higher the better to make a stunning focal point. When I look at them I am reminded of the post I did a while back on the equally stunning Tunisian pendants from Dido Designs. Some of the other beautiful and unusual interior treats that captured my attention included products from Cameroon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
[Image credits: top, Swirl mirror*;
centre, Angel Lantern*, Bamileke Mahogany Table, Cameroon, Circle Table/Bench*;
bottom, Terracota Pots, Burkina Faso – Snob]
*=African made but exact origin unspecified … a veritable treasure trove of African handicrafts perfect for bringing a sense of being into the modern home
For further information about Snob visit: www.snobstuff.com