Bring authentic African-inspired designs home with thanks to The Urbanative. Here we present some of their latest innovations, now available online as part of their African Crowns Collection. Let’s take a closer look…Oromo Occasional Chair
Inspired by the beautiful organic lines of the Oromo (Kemetic Africa) hairstyle in Jimma in the late 1800s, this gorgeous Oromo Occasional Chair is made from rolled powder coated steel with a textured rope detail and upholstered seat in luxe velvet and African inspired fabric. Size: 530 mm X 530 mm X 700 mm (H).
Bambanani Nesting Tables
A gorgeous feature in any living room, this set of sophisticated Bambanani Nesting Tables is manufactured from powder coated steel structures with a striking stone / marble top. Size: 800 mm dia X 450 mm (H) and timber insert top: 800 mm (l) X 500 mm (H).
Nzinga Crown Ottoman
The fabric pattern from this bespoke Nzing Crown Ottoman is inspired by the detail of Queen Nzinga’s of Ndongo and Matamba in Luanda, Angola’s headpiece. It is upholstered with bespoke vinyl fabric on a steel structure and can be paired with the Ovambo nesting side table.
Ovambo Coffee Table
Organic and sculptural, the Ovambo Coffee Table is a nesting table inspired by the sculptural quality of the Ovambo tribal women whose hair was fashioned in sculptural dreadlocks akin to crowns. Made in powder coated steel structure with a stone insert.
Fulani Drinks Console
Inspired by the arches found in the hairstyles of the women of the Fulani tribe, this Fulani Drinks Console is made from powder-coated steel with stunning marble stone top. Size: 1020 x 1000 X 450 mm.
Box Braid Stool
The details on the box braid stool from the new collection is inspired by the typical criss-cross pattern of box braid, paying homage to this modern take on braided hair.
This metal framed screen with rope weaving is inspired by the fan-shaped hairstyle worn by Queen Nayara, one of the wives of Chief Avenge in the DRC during the early 1900’s. The Nasara screen structure is powder coated, has weaved rope details and comes with planters.
Inspired by the fine coiffure/hairstyle of Queen Nenzima of the Mangbetu tribe in the DRC during the 1920’s. This beautiful and detailed powder coated steel and bamboo Nenzima desk boasts weaved telephone wire disc details and cable management pod.