Phases Africa an online African Decor and African Furniture business

About Phases Africa

“There is something about African style that appeals across time and continents. The roots are inextricably African – which is a large part of its charm – but in recent years a new wave of designers have taken those roots, kept the glamour and something of the nostalgia, but injected contemporary sophistication into the mix. ” Lucia Van Der Post, The Times, UK, 2002.

A passion for the design masterpieces being turned out by the new wave of home furnishing designers in South Africa and an appreciation for the traditional arts and crafts of African culture has led Noleen Kutash to launch Phases Africa an online African Furniture and African Decor business where the majority of products are handmade and shipped across the globe.

For more information on products, prices, shipping and lead time contact Phases Africa at The introduction of Noleen’s collection to the global market is a timely one. South African contemporary design – together with new directions in African furniture and African home decor – has been one of the hottest trends in the high-end home furnishings market across the globe. Phases Africa’s collection takes that trend further and introduces a brand new contemporary African style to global markets.

It is an exciting mix of the “old” – Africa’s rich tribal and European colonial heritage – combined with the “new” – sophisticated African custom-made furniture and home furnishings from some of South Africa’s leading contemporary designers.

These African inspired furniture pieces, frequently spotted in Africa’s top hotels and safari lodges consist of: dining room tree root table bases, woodturnings, side tables and server tables. Furniture made from hide and leather: benches as well as, ostrich skin couches and wingback chairs.  Tribal and ethnic furniture, and African hardwood furniture, we also sell occasional and outdoor chairs and much, much more.

In our Handmade Area Rugs, category one will find cowhide area rugs, and 100% wool rugs.  We also have an African Art Decor, category representing two of South Africa’s top wood sculptures, each with their own unique style. Our Kids’ Furniture & Deco, category is fairly new, with adorable stuffed toy animals for the little ones, and very unique room decor products ideal for tweens and teen rooms.

Phases Africa’s African Decor, collections consist of a large variety of unique items: African art, African bronze sculptures, and wood sculpted vases. African bamileke stools and wood carved beds from Cameroon, wood hand-carved tall figures, also known as colonial figures.  Ashanti stools, fetish beaded dolls, telephone wire baskets, Ethiopian crosses, African textiles, and African wall art.  In our Lighting Fixtures category one will find: ostrich eggshells and antelope horn chandeliers as well as, Kudu horn wall sconces.  There are also, table lamps and wall sconces made from horn and porcupine quills.  We have unique recycled glass chandeliers as well as, contemporary wood pendant light fixtures, made from wood and bamboo.

Sourcing these goods for Phases Africa’s collection is an ongoing quest for that special piece of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality. “My aim has been to find items that are not readily available, that blend in well with a contemporary look as well as a more traditional styles of design”, explains Noleen.

South African safari lodges and hotels generally only use African products and have been consistently rated among the world’s top hundred hotels, in the most prestigious of publications year after year.” “Phases Africa obtains their products directly from the artisans responsible for the interiors of these luxurious hotels.

Noleen Kutash travels widely in South Africa and other African countries sourcing her range. A buying trip might involve visiting craft-workers in isolated country regions, seeking out sculptors or wood workers. She frequently meets with leading furniture designers in Johannesburg and Cape Town to perfect the accelerating fusion of her homeland’s rich cultural heritage with contemporary design. The result is Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary design aesthetics in the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal and colonial legacy.

A Sample of some of our Products.