Masuwe Lodge, situate 7km from Victoria Falls, has recently undergone a major refurb. Amanda Fisher was put in charge of the works and she appointed The African Touch to interpret and create the furniture pieces she wanted to give the lodge its unique character and superior comfort.
We might think of chairs as a commonplace commodity, just like any other piece of furniture. We rarely think about our relationship with them. If you think about it carefully, chairs really extend beyond the basic function of a seat. Chairs provide a spatial sanctuary of distraction, support our bodies so that we can focus […]
Humankind’s relationship with wood goes back to the dawn of human evolution. It feeds us, houses us, and even clothes us – bamboo is the new cotton. No other material has been as intimately associated with our development as a species – from the discovery of fire for warmth and cooking; to great ships of […]
The history of the Director’s Chair dates back a surprisingly long way, and has unusual origins for what is considered a simple piece of furniture. Noted as the closest design to the current is the coffee-makers’ chairs of the 15th Century, but it’s amazing to think this simple, recognisable design could in fact date back […]
Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably seen a Roorkhee chair at some point in your life. Originally designed as a piece of Military field furtniture at the end of the 19th Century, the Roorkhee chair went on to influence many modern designers into the 20th Century, including Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer, and Kaare […]
Introducing our take on the famous “The Spanish Chair” Our elegant, handmade version of The Spanish Chair retains all the classic features of Børge Mogensens famous 1950’s design, and is available in a variety of finishes – the perfect addition for indoor or outdoor enjoyment. In 1958, Danish furniture designer, Børge Mogensen, created a masterly […]