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Furniture Mar 28, 2023

House of Kook

Turning out fresh, good-looking furniture with a decidedly contemporary bibliophilic vibe, House of Kook is fast becoming a big player on the South African design scene.

As the duo behind the company states “We’ve spent a combined 20 years in the interior design space which culminated in our studio, House of Kook. Now it’s time for something fresh — for us and the South African furniture industry”.

Founded by Amy McKenzie and Kirsten Dodds in 2022, House of Kook was specifically started to not only address the gap in the market but to showcase the unique talent of South African craftspeople.

“Our extensive experience showed us what’s missing from the industry, but it also connected us with the best craftsmen who turn the highest quality materials into exceptional furniture pieces. It felt natural to combine our design skills with the skills of these artisans to create furniture that stands the test of time, both in style and quality,” Amy and Kirsten say.

“Kook is inspired by the unique people who use our furniture and live in the spaces we create. On a deeper level, we are inspired by the many layers and textures that give people their personalities, we believe that a beautifully balanced interior, much like a person — is far more than the sum of its parts.”

House of Kook currently consists of a design studio that specialises in creating unique layered spaces and a furniture-design studio which has recently launched its first range of tables and chairs – all inspired by tubular shapes and featuring soft curves and natural materials.


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