African Furniture Design & Home Decor

    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 transitional arts and crafts of African culture – led to the opening of Phases Africa Furniture and Decor PTY (Ltd.) an online store that ships Internationally.  The Phases Africa collection is an exciting mix of the “old” – Africa’s rich tribal and European colonial heritage – combined with the “new” – sophisticated custom-made furniture and home furnishings from some of South Africa’s leading contemporary designers.  To view our cover image as well as, our below lounger colour options click here

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    Plantation wood Deck Chair (lounger) with traditional South African Riempie style handwoven seating.

    African Furniture

    wood and leather upholstered chair side view

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    Lighting Fixtures – Wabi-Sabi- Stainless Steel – Clay Beaded Chandeliers

    African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

    African Furniture Solid Oakwood Scorched Bench

    Seating│Contemporary Wooden Chairs

    Seating│Contemporary Wooden Chairs

    Sourcing the goods for Phases Africa collection is an ongoing guest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  The result is Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal and colonial legacy.

    Bamileke side tables

    Bamileke side tables in raw state before sanding and polished, stained or painted

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    African Furniture, side tables, wood-turnings

    african style lgithing

    African style lighting fixture, cow-horn chandelier

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    African furniture and lighting Porcupine Pendant Light Fixture

    Contemporary African Furniture, Wood Turnings

    Contemporary African Furniture, Wood Turnings

    African Hand-carved Door

    African Hand-carved Door

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    African Ashanti Stools

    African Furniture│tree root table base

    organic tree root coffee table (without the glass top)

    African Decor, Nupe Stools

    African Nupe Stools

    glass chandelier

    Glass Chandelier

    Wabi Sabi, Made In Africa

    African Senufo Bed

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    Oak wood & leather dining room chair

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    Ostrich skin wing-back chairs

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    Yellow Jarrah Dining Table

    Indoor and Outdoor Wood Lounger

    Indoor & Outdoor Wood Lounger

    african decor old african grain pots

    African decor old African grain pots

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    African decor old African grain pots painted and turned upside down are ideal side tables.

    cowhide mid modern century chair

    Mid Modern Century Chair

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    10 African Home Decor Ideas

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      African Furniture and Decor Ideas

      Today, collaboration between indigenous and European artisans residing in Africa, as well as, having access to the world wide web; brought about the fusion of ancient African crafting skills and techniques with modern day functional contemporary designs. South African resurgence in various types of design, duly noted around the world, brought about Cape Town being named “Design Capital of the World 2014.”   The featured image a hand weaved 100% Merino wool rug available at Phases Africa.

      1. (image above) African Teak Table designed from recycled rail wood sleepers that use to be part of the original train tracks connecting countries on the continent of Africa, at the turn of the 19th century.  An 8 foot tall Rawhide Lamp designed by a South African artist, each lamp is handmade and no two lamps are alike.

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      African Furniture Ostrich Skin Wing-back Chairs

        2. Genuine Ostrich Skin wing-back chairs available in a variety of colours. 

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      Dining Room Table with matching benches – Rustic Style

      3. Yellow Jarrah Wood Dining Room Table, with matching benches (also created from recycled rail wood sleepers).  The table can also be manufactured in: Panga Panga Wood (almost black), African Teak (brown hue), and Rhodesian Teak (Red hue), all these timbers, are recycled rail wood sleepers.  The genuine Ostrich Skin and Leather Ottoman in burnt orange are also available in a variety of ostrich skin colours.

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      African Furniture and Interior Design Ideas

            4. Panga Panga Wood Table (almost black in colour and recycled rail wood) with carved African wood figures makes a dramatic statement in any room.  Can be used as a server, desk or even as a dressing table.  The rope chair is a comfortable seat and a conversation piece.  The Tall colonial gentleman in the right-hand corner is one of Phases Africa’s bestselling items.  We also offer Colonial women, and they can be placed anywhere in your home or office, and especially look great in pairs or groups. The wall decor is a feathered headrest from Cameroon. In the foreground is a hand carved African wood stool often referred to as a Bamileke stool.  Phases Africa, has a wide selection of unique patterns in this hand carved African stools, many not available anywhere ells; as well as, Bamileke Beds that can be used as coffee tables or a decorative item in any room, in your home or office.
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      Bamboo hanging lights

              
      5. These bamboo lighting fixtures, designed by an South African artist.
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      African Interior Design Style Furniture and Decor

              6. A South African Sculptor created this driftwood coffee table and the driftwood swan sculptor.
               7. Cowhide handmade area rugs – all done by hand.   Phases Africa have several designs and colour choices available on their website.
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      Black and White Cowhide handmade area rug

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      African Home Decor

            8. These decorative scatter cushions, pillows – are made from felted Merino wool.  The pillows have 100% recycled polyester inners, 100% wool inners can be request. Special care should be taken. Not for use by children or high traffic. Available in a large variety of colours or just one colour.

      glass chandelier, recycled glass chandelier, ceiling lights, unique lighting made from glass

      Sustainably sourced recycled glass chandelier

      9. Sustainably sourced recycled glass, tumbled & then constructed into stunning chandeliers and wall scones in a variety of shapes sizes and

      colours.

      art decor wooden bowls

      Hand Chiseled Wooden Bowl

             10.  Wood Vases by a world-renowned artist and master woodturner.

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      African Furniture│Modern│Traditional

        Phases Africa’s collection of African furniture, is a rich blend of traditional handmade African furniture as well as, a new sophisticated modern African style.  As a result, a high presentment of the timber used in constructing the contemporary wooden furniture are sustainable. Therefore, African modern design together with new directions in African craft-work has been one of the hottest trends in the high-end European home furnishings markets.  Finally, African designed products are steadily starting to earn its rightful place in contemporary and modern interior design markets across the globe.

        Visitors to Phases Africa’s online showroom, will find a selection of stunning furniture, as well as, one of-a-kind textiles, lighting fixtures, handmade rugs – and an exuberant and eclectic mix of African decor.  Sourcing the goods for Phases Africa collection is an ongoing quest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.

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        Wooden Bench – In true South African Style – called “Riempies” Bench

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        African Style Wooden Bench with “Riempies” Seat – Detail View

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        African Furniture│Wood-turnings Side-Table

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        Indoor and Outdoor Lounger available in several colour hand woven seating – Plantation Teak

        Tree root tables

        Tree root dining table shown here without the glass top

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        African Furniture│Wood and Leather upholstered chair side view

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        African Furniture – Natural Edge Dining Room Table, Steel legs

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        Wood turned side tables

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        African Yoruba beaded armchairs gold-red

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        Wood turned side tables

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        Ostrich skin wing-back chairs

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        Oak-Wood & Leather Chair

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        Mid-Century Modern Chair

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        African Yoruba beaded armchairs gold-red

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        Wood hand-carved Bamileke Bed

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        Slatted Wooden Bench

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        Detail – Slatted Wooden Bench

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        African Furniture Contemporary & Traditional

          Visitors to Phases Africa’s online showroom will find quality African furniture, contemporary as well as, traditional styles.  Also, one-of-a-kind textiles, handmade lighting fixtures, and an exuberant and eclectic mix of tribal artifacts. Furthermore the products feathered in our showroom are a mix of classic elegance, combined with distinct African character.  Phases Africa’s collection is an ongoing quest for that “special piece” of unusual beauty, fine workmanship and materials of the highest quality.  Resulting in Phases Africa – a collection that combines a sophisticated contemporary African design aesthetic with the organic and timeless beauty of Africa’s tribal legacy. We ship Internationally.  Please contact us for prices, lead times and shipping quotes.

          African Living Room Furniture

          African Living Room Furniture – Wood turned Side Tables

          See cover page of this post on how the above wood turnings where used: 3 of them where turned at different widths and heights, and placed in the center of the living room, as a coffee table.  The 2 dark navy ones where placed on either side of the couches as side tables. All the wood used for our turnings are sustainably sourced.

          African Furniture -Mahogany wood and Gemsbok Leg Side Table

          Mahogany wood and Gemsbuck Leg (Oryx) Side Table

          (Oryx) Leg Side Table

          African Furniture│Gemsbuck (Oryx) Horn Legs Side TableSide Table With Gemsbuck Legs

          African Furniture Wood turned stools

          African Furniture Wood Turned Side Tables

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          Organic 100% Merino Wool Throw Pillow

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          Old African Grain Pot – turned upside down it can serve as a side-table, or displayed as is or used as a planter.

          Tree Root dining room table 1000 x 1300 x 700H

          Tree Root Dining Table base1000 x 1300 x 700H

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          African Furniture Wood Turnings, scorched finished wood turnings, black furniture, side tables, scorched wood furniture, burnt finish wood furniture.

          African Furniture

          African Furniture Bamileke Bed serving as a coffee table

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          African Home Decor Ideas

            African Furniture

            African Stools Neuehouse Hollywood Source Wallpaper magazine

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            African Hardwood Stools ©Phases Africa

            AFRICAN WOOD-TURNED STOOLS

            The feature image credits: African Stools by Phases Africa Furniture and Decor for Neuehouse Hollywood Image: Source Wallpaper Magazine

            Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image. Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High

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            African Decor Wood Headrests ©Phases Africa

            Headrest from the Dinka people of South Sudan
            “A young man is entitled to begin wearing the distinctive coiffure that marks him as an adult only after he is initiated. As each member of the age set rises through the hierarchical society, changes in jewellery, hairstyle and feather decorations for the hair often mark each promotion. The use of headrests is often associated with this advancement and the headrests themselves become status symbols. Whether this pattern is true for the Shilluk and Dinka is unknown, but it certainly seems likely as Shilluk men still wear elaborate coiffures, and among the Dinka headrests/stools are primarily used by older men (Jeremy Coote, personal communication). The Dinka multi-purpose headrests/stools also provide a convenient place to sit as it is not considered proper for elderly men to sit directly on the ground”.  William Dewey – Africa The Art of a Continent
            Size: 15cmH x 24L x 7cmW x 15cmH

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            African Decor Ashanti stool © Phases Africa
            African Ashanti Stool: This African vintage Ashanti Stools, are spiritual as well as practical, carved from a single block of wood.  Legend foretells that the soul of the owner/s of the stool resides in the seat of the stool.  Hence, when the seat of the stool was not in use, it would lean against a wall, thus preventing other peoples souls passing-by from entering the owner’s seat.   Placing this stool in a contemporary or traditional setting can add a unique sculptural element to any living space.

            Size: 50Diam cm x 39H cm

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            African Decor Pygmy Bed © Phases Africa

            Antique woodcarver Pygmy bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office.
            Size: 160L x 69W x 36.5 H 

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            African Decor Bamun Bed © Phases Africa

            African Wood Hand carved Bed: The Kingdom of Bamum: could also be spelled Bamoun, sometimes called Mumfrom (1394–1884) was a pre-colonial West African state in what is now northwest Cameroon. The Bamum are noted craftsmen. The men do embroidery, weaving, leather-work, wood carving, metalwork, and blacksmithing, and the women make pottery. Both men and women cultivate the land.      Size: 150cm L x 45cm W x 29.5cm H

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            African Decor Benin Beaded Heads © Phases Africa
            Beaded Head Sculptures: These Vintage terracotta heads are from Nigeria decorated completely in beads and was used as home décor. These beaded sculpted heads is a modern version of the original bronze head sculptures of Benin’s (Oba) during the 16th century         Size: approx 44cm High x 20cm Wide x 20cm Deep.
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            African Decor Wood-carved Bamileke Bed © Phases Africa
            Bamileke Bed: This African style decorative wood bed adds a sculptural element to any room, for example; it can be used as a coffee table or a bench in any living space, in your home or office. hand-carved wood from Cameroon, West Africa Size: 198 cm in Length x 68cm W x 36.5 cm H 
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            African Colonial Wood Figure Sculptures © Phases Africa

            Hand Carved Wooden Figures – Colonial Men and Women

            These fun African home decor pieces individually hand carved wooden “Colonial figures” representing an unusual mix of African and European cultures. There are no two men/woman alike and stand on their own. They come in a large variety of colors and are more striking in pairs or groups of 3 or more.  There are also smaller sizes available as well as life size (meaning the colonial figures have almost normal size figures as far as the width goes.  In plain English they’re not so skinny.
            Size: Range from 1.5 Meters – 2.5 Meters tall

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            African Namji Beaded Fetish Doll © Phases Africa
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            African Namji Beaded Doll © Phases Africa

            African Namji Beaded Dolls – fetish dolls: These African beaded dolls, gifted to young females of the tribe as a fertility doll to teach them the responsibilities of motherhood.
            Materials: Carved from solid wood, multicolored trade glass beads, cowrie shells, coins, brass amulets, fibers, and leather strips. 
            Sizes: 30cm, 40cm, 50cm, 60cm, 70cm, 80cm and even larger ones are available
            Available Colours: White, Black, Red, Blue (light and dark) Green, Yellow, Orange, to name just a few.

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            African Decor Heddle Pulley © Phases Africa
            African Decor | Heddle Pulley
            A Heddle Pulley was used by the Pigmy in weaving long strips of narrow cloth; which would then be sewed together in the end to make a large piece of cloth. These pulleys not only assisted the Pigmy in their sewing it also protected the weavers and assisted them in producing finest cloth. 
            Size: 50cm tall
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            Antique Currency Congo © Phases Africa

            Antique Congo Currency: Gong Iron Currency, “gunga” – Nkutshu/Jonga people, Democratic Republic Congo. 
            Size: 68cm High x 24cmW x 15cm Deep.

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            Ethiopian Crosses © Phases Africa

            African Decor – Ethiopian Cross (Abyssinian Cross)
            This processional cross were mounted on staffs and carried during processionals as well as displayed on altars. The kingdom of Ethiopia was probably the second country (after Armenia) to embrace the Christian faith. Evidence exists that Christianity thrived here even in the 1st century.

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            African Mask Congo © Phases Africa
            African Decor │CongoMasks

            Songye Mask from former Zaire called the Republic of the Congo today.  These masks are considered one of the most intimidating masks in all of Africa.  Mission accomplished, as they were worn for this very purpose, to scare off the enemy.  The masks are identified by the zig-zag groves carved into them symbolic of cuts to the face often acquired during fears battles. Size:  39cm High x 12cmW x 12cmDeep

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            Wildebeest Scull and Horn © Phases Africa

            African Blue Wildebeest skull/horn The Blue Wildebeest skull is A grade quality and will be shipped with necessary permits.

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            Raisin Bush Wood Carved Owls © Phases Africa
            African Wood Carvings: The Matabele are renowned for their wood carvings. These talented Zimbabweans from Matabeleland used Raise Bush Wood “Ozorao” collected alongside riverbanks for these carvings. Size: Carved Wood Owls: Left to Right – 41cm Tall x 17cm W x 9cm Deep.  42cm Tall x 15cm W x 9 cm Deep
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            African Bamileke Wood Stool © Phases Africa
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            Bamileke Wood Stool © Phases Africa
            Bamileke Stool: This stool was literally and figuratively ‘made for a King’ as he sits on it during ceremonial rituals in Cameroon honoring the earth spider. According to legend, the earth spider plays a vital part in solving problems. As the earth spider is an essential link between the present and ancestral underground world. The “X” shape rosettes of a six or eight star pattern carved into the Bamileke stools indicates a spiders’ shape.  It also suggests the common denominator shared by both spider and King of divine knowledge. contact us for available sizes and colour finishes. 

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            African Colonial Wood Figure Sculptures © Phases Africa
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            African Tribal Hat called Gokwe – Colour White © Phases Africa
            African Decor │A Kings Crown │Gokwe: This Yoruba Kings crown from Nigeria is worshipped and one of the most cherished beaded objects from Africa. This crown can only be worn by a Yoruba King or his direct descendants, during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings attached at the bottom of the crown covers the king’s face and shrouds him from the onlookers therefore strengthening his role as divine ruler. Size: 30cm Diam x 41cm H.
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            Mbole Anklet Currency from the Congo © Phases Africa

            Mbole Anklet Currency
            The Mbole, people are found in Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire.) These either bronze or copper anklet currency bracelets were used for major transactions. Worn either by men or women these large rounded anklets were offered by the husband to his wife to be a part of the marriage contract. 
            Size: 42.5cm Diam x 17cm Deep

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            African Wall Art Décor – Bobo Plank Mask © Phases Africa

            Obo or Bwa Plank Mask: Painted hand-carved wood. The Bwa people are from central Burkina Faso and Mali. The Southern Bwa are known for their tall plank masks, and tend to use wood to make their masks. In the late 1800’s after the arrival of the French and their Senegalese mercenaries, the  the Bwa decided God had abandoned them, so they turned to their Nuna neighbors and purchased the rights to use, wear, and carve wooden masks, their costumes, and the songs and dances that go with them.

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            Kuba Cloth – Old Brodee cloth from Congo © Phases Africa
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            Kuba Cloth Pillow Cases – Old Brodee cloth from Congo © Phases Africa

            Kuba Cloth: In post – Renaissance Europe, Kuba Cloth, the embroidered and appliqué decorated raffia cloth from the Congo (formerly Zaire), entered the curio cabinets and treasuries of nobles and kings as the finest representation of African art. More recently, the mastery of Kuba cloths’ abstract patterning was a source of inspiration to artists such as Matisse, who displayed part of his large collection on the wall of his studio. Phases Africa directly trades with Congo’s most renowned source on Kuba Cloth.

            Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa

            green lighting, recycled lighting, glass chandelier, unique glass chandelier unique recycled glass chandelier

            Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa
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            Recycled Ceiling Light-fixture © Phases Africa

            The elements used in these light fixtures: tumbled glass & galvanized wire, 50w down lighters.  It’s available in a mixture of colors as well as any solid color of your choice. A majority of the artists work is custom made contact us for more info.

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            All wool handmade area rugs with African motifs © Phases Africa
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            All wool handmade area rugs with African motifs © Phases Africa
            Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs: These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
            The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade.  After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.

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            African Furniture Design

              African furniture and decor has much to offer the world when it comes to furnishing luxury homes, offices and the hospitality industry. The introduction of Phases Africa’s collection to Global markets, was well timed, by owner Noleen Kutash. Due to the fact, that these luxury African safari lodges, international 5 star hotels as well as, commercial buildings across the globe. That incorporated furniture made in Africa are consistently winning the top honors, in the world most prestigious travel and design publications. Our featured image is courtesy of: Chinzombo Zambi Safari Lodge.

              The tree root tables featured above, used as coffee tables, are a particular popular furniture design idea trending right now.  Below are two Phases Africa tree root tables and the wood for all our tree roots are sustainably sourced, we only use naturally felled trees.   The first tree root, was a coffee table base constructed for a 5 star lodge in Botswana – in this instance the timber used was Matzeri, an African hardwood.   In the second example; is an image of a 700mm high tree root, used as a tasting table for a wine cellar, in another 5 star lodge in South Africa.  In both instances we recommend glass tops (not seen in these images.)

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              African Furniture Design – Image: Chinzombo Zambi Safari Lodge

              Tree Root Tables

              Tree Root Table – Sustainably Sourced African Hardwood

              tree root tables

              Tree Root Table – African Hardwood Sustainably Sourced

                In the next image we have 5 wood-turned side tables with colour added according to our customers specifications. These wood turnings are available in a variety of styles and sizes.  Please visit all our African furniture pages on our website to see other options.

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              Living Room Furniture – Wood Turnings as Coffee Tables and Side Tables

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              5 Wood Turned Stools 2 Different Sizes and Heights.

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              Phases Africa’s Wood Turned Stools for Neuehouse Hollywood – Image Rockwell Group

              Below, a close up look at the wood turned stools ordered by the Rockwell Group, for Neuehouse Hollywood project shown in the above image.

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              African hand-beaded Yoruba Chairs

              These African hand beaded royal chairs were made for the Yoruba royal family from South-western Nigeria, and Benin, in West Africa. It takes approx 12 to 14 weeks to add these tiny beads, to a single chair.  The colours and patterns can be made to your specifications and the style of the chair can also be changed within reason.

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              African Bamileke hand-carved stool used as a side table – white spray painted

              These Bamileke hand-carved stools come in a large variety of patterns, sizes, and styles and finishes are either natural, stained dark or spray painted.  They are spectacular as a coffee table, when several Bamilekes are used at different sizes and heights, and stacked together in the center of a living room as group. A particularity wonderful coffee table idea is grouping several of these Bamilekes together, change up the sizes and even the styles.  And an additional plus in doing so is the smaller and lighter Bamilekes in the group, can quickly be moved to serve as side tables, for that cocktail to rest on.   In the image below the Bamileke stools have not been cleaned nor sanded or polished.  To see more style options visit all our pages in our “African Decor” category on our website.

              African Decor

              Bamileke stools, in raw state, before sanded by hand and polished.

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              African Bamileke Bed as Coffee Table

              In the above image is an African Bamileke bed from Phases Africa, stained dark and used as a coffee table, in a prestigious commercial space, in Seattle Washington.  These African wood beds, also come in a variety of styles and sizes. Below is another example, a more ornate carved bed, and below that image are a few Bamilekes stacked on-top of each other with different patterns – again these 3 natural finished Bamilekes are in a raw state, meaning they have not yet been cleaned, sanded or polished, stained or painted.

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              African hand-carved Bamileke Beds

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              Natural Wood African hand-carved Bamileke Beds – Ideal Coffee Tables

              Below a few of our unique furniture pieces from our South African Furniture Collection – Ostrich Skin Furniture –  sustainably sourced hides.

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              Living Room – Ostrich Skin Wing-back Chairs with or without Ostrich Skin Throw Pillows

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              Ostrich Skin Wing-Back Chair

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              Ostrich Skin Leather Armchair.

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              Ostrich Skin Leather Couch

              The trending finish for wood products, are a scored finish, as seen in the following 3 images – different furniture pieces all with a scorched finish – the wood is burnt with a blowtorch – yes, it is risky, but the result is stunning.  A finish is applied after the scorching to ensure that their is not a single trace of residue, thus ensuring it is user friendly.

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              African Furniture Solid Oak-Wood Bench (with an intentionally burnt finish)

              Side Tables wood-turnings scorched

              Side Tables wood-turnings with scorched (burnt) finish

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              3 wood turnings with a scorched (burnt) finish

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              African Tribal Chair 100% Merino Wool Felt

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              African Tribal Ottomans 100% Merino Wool Felt – available in 2 sizes and many colours

              A unique African sleeper-wood cabinet/dresser (armoire) hand-crafted from untreated hardwood ties used to construct the railroads in Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century. For the front of the cabinet an African wooden Dogon door was used, this door was hand-carved in West Africa by the Dogon People. This armoire was custom made. We have more African hand-carved doors to select from.  As well as, other ideas on how to use these stunning African hand-carved door, as African furniture, Art or decor – please visit this page to view more options.

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              African Style Armoire with Dogon Door Front

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              African Home Decorating Ideas

                African home decorating ideas, consist of an exciting mix of Africa’s rich tribal heritage combined with a sophisticated African design in home decor and furniture from some of Africa’s leading contemporary designers. As a result these inspired furniture and decor pieces are frequently spotted in Africa’s top hotels, resorts, private homes, safari lodges and luxury commercial spaces.

                African furniture

                Sleeper-wood table, Rope chair, Bameleke, Juju hat & Colonial male figure

                Consist of: dining room tree root table bases, wood-turned side tables and server tables. Furniture made from hide and leather: benches as well as, ostrich skin couches and wing-back chairs. Tribal and ethnic furniture, and African hardwood furniture, we also sell occasional and outdoor chairs and much, much more.

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                African Decor Wood Turned Stools for Neuehouse Hollywood – Image: Rockwell Group
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                African wood turnings – side-tables installed at Neuehouse Hollywood – Image: Los Angeles Times – Ricardo DeAratatanha
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                Phases African wood carved stools at Neuehouse Hollywood – Image: Noleen Kutash
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                Phases African wood turned side tables with colour added on the sides
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                Kudu (inner bone) Horn and Leather and Porcupine Quill Lampshades African style lighting
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                Kudu (inner bone) Horn Lamp Stand with Porcupine Quill Lampshades African style lighting
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                Kudu (inner bone) Horn Lamp Stand with Porcupine Quill Lampshades African style lighting
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                Polished Kudu Horn Lamp Stand with Porcupine Quill Lampshade
                African style lighting
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                Porcupine Quill Wallsconce
                African style lighting
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                Kudu (inner bone) Horn Chandelier African style lighting
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                Rawhide Standing Lamp African style lighting
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                handmade wool rugs
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                handmade wool rugs
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                handmade wool rugs
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                handmade wool rugs
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                handmade wool rugs
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                handmade wool rugs
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                African Decor Bamileke Stools
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                African Decor African Bamileke wood-carved bed
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                African Decor African Bamileke wood-carved bed
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                African Decor Bamileke Stools
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                African beaded Namji dolls African Decor
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                African Yoruba Crown African Decor
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                African round wood mask Kple-Kple  African Decor
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                Bobo Bwa Mask  African Home Decor
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                African Ashanti Wooden Stool African Home Decor
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                African textiles Kuba and Shoowa cloth Kuba Cloth
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                African textiles Shoowa and Kuba cloth Kuba Cloth
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                African Colonial Figures
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                African Home Decor
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                African Home Decor
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                African Home Decor
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                African Home Decor
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                African Safari Furniture – Cowhide Daybed
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                African Safari Furniture – Ethnic Chair
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                African Safari Furniture
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                Tribal Ottomans & Rock Pillows
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                Dining Room Table & Matching Benches African Safari Furniture
                African Home Decorating Ideas 117
                Ostrich Skin Furniture
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                African furniture tribal chair
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                Cow Bone Wall Sconces  Phases Africa

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                2019-10-13T09:55:41+00:00

                Interiors African Safari Lodges

                  Londolozi is a world renowned private safari loge, founded in South Africa in the mid- 70’s.  Most noteworthy, the stunning interior design of this 5* lodge has been partly responsible for having received countless international “best hotel” awards.  Furthermore, the author has first hand experience having had the privilege to observing the excellent conservation practices that were implemented by John and Dave Varty in the late 70’s.   Lodolozi has stood the test of time as it is still considered one of Africa’s finest luxurious game lodges.
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                  © Londolozi Game Reserve Accommodation
                  “During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that Mother Nature offers. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country– Nelson Mandela
                  Londolozi is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This reserve in turn forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a vast and growing area, currently covering 6 million acres and incorporating the famous Kruger National Park.
                  Map Londolozi Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

                  Map Londolozi Near Kruger National Park, South Africa

                  The root of the word Londolozi is the Zulu word for protect and means “protector of all living things” – an ambitious conservation ethic that Londolozi embraces in its sensitivity to the natural world. The reserve is internationally recognised for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement.
                  There are 5 Camps at Londolozi.
                  Founders Camp: child friendly
                  Pioneer Camp: “It is perhaps the most exciting and adaptable camp we have ever built at Londolozi” – Dave Varty
                  Tree Camp:  does not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.
                  Varty Camp: the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi. The author of this blog stayed here in the late 70s – since then it has been completely remodeled. 
                  Private Granite Suites:  The only lodge of the 5 that we will feature in this post; for more information on the other camps follow the link at the end of this post.
                  The Private Granite Suites: offer an extraordinary experience for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details of an African safari. It can be booked individually or as a private camp for six Guests, making it ideal for honeymooning couples or small groups celebrating special occasions.  The Private Granite Suites do not accommodate children under the age of 16, unless guests book the camp exclusively.     
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                  © The Private Granite Suites at Lodolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Lodolozi Game Reserve
                  Bold, inspiring materials mirror the extrusion of granite rocks that flank the camp while conveying the raw essence of Africa. A palette of silver, charcoal and elephant grey in a range of sumptuous materials creates an elegant and contemporary setting in each expansive suite. 
                  The emphasis is on space, light and privacy while blurring the barrier between inside and out. A seamless integration with nature is achieved with large doors and windows all opening directly onto the Sand River.  Each suite has a private, heated swimming pool.
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                  © Interior of the Lounge Granite Suites at Londolozi
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                  © Interior Lounge Dining Area Granite Suites at Londolozi
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                  © Private Bath on Deck of Granite Suites Londolozi
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                  © Bedroom Granite Suites at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Sunset at Lodolozi Game Reserve

                  Wildlife at Lodolozi:

                  Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout the Londolozi area, while white rhino and lion concentrations are amongst the highest recorded on the African continent.
                  However, it is the truly remarkable relationship which has developed over three decades between wild free ranging leopards and ranger & trackers which makes Londolozi world famous. There is no disputing that viewing the leopards of Londolozi is one of life’s truly treasured experiences.
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                  © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve
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                  © Wildlife at Londolozi Game Reserve

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                  2019-10-13T10:05:37+00:00

                  Luxury Safari Interior Design

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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
                    Here, another look at luxury African safari interior design lodges.  These 20 safari style bedrooms at River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve, each with its own private wooden viewing deck. With the gently rambling river outside your room, you will not have to go far to see wildlife whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park.
                    Located on 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) of arguably Africa’s most pristine Big 5 territory in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Lion Sands Sabi Sand is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 instilling a long history of community and conservation. 
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve
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                    © River Lodge at Sabi Sand Reserve

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                    2019-10-13T10:12:34+00:00

                    Safari Style Elegantly Simplistic

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                      © Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia

                      This beautiful simplistic yet, elegant African safari loge was redesigned and newly styled by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens.  As a result the camp now consisting of the six stunning villas each with its own private pools. Furthermore one of the villas is a family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, ideal for families or small groups. 

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                      © Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia

                      The camp is set within 60 acres of private land with Luangwa River frontage; the views from its riverside location which teems with wildlife, plus the private, direct access into one of the most game rich areas of Luangwa National Park.

                      Chinzombo Camp only one hour from Mfuwe Airport, is the perfect place from which to explore the magnificent wilds of the Luangwa in style, luxury and exclusivity – all year round.

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                      © Villa at Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Family Villa at Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © View From Private Villa’s Bedroom Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Private Villa Pool Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Fire Pit at Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © View from Main Lodge Lounge Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Bathroom View Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Villa Bedroom Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Game Viewing From Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia
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                      © Game Viewing From Chinzombo Safari Camp Zambia

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                      2019-10-11T13:28:30+00:00