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African Beaded Chairs & Decor

African Furniture

African Beaded Chairs Front View

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African Beaded Armchairs

These African beaded chairs and decor hails from Nigeria in West Africa and was all beaded by hand.  Fist of all, these beaded chairs were originally made for the Yoruba tribe’s royalty.  Furthermore, only the Yoruba’s Kings and Queens as well as, their direct ascendants were the only privileged ones allowed to sit in these chairs.

Constructing one of these furniture pieces is a major task, one beaded chair, can take anywhere from 10 – 14 weeks to be completed, from beginning to end.  These chairs are available in different coloured beads, styles and the sizes can differ somewhat.  Today, these functional artful chairs are seen in lobbies, lounges, bedrooms as well as, waiting rooms and offices in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, lodges, resorts private homes and contemporary offices across the globe.  For more info on African Beaded Chairs

African Yoruba Armchairs Blue and White Full Arm Rest

African Yoruba Armchairs Blue and White Full Arm Rest

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Yoruba King’s crown from Nigeria

This Yoruba King’s crown from Nigeria is worshiped as one of the most cherished beaded objects from Africa. This cone-shaped crown embellished with beaded faces, geometric patterns and birds represents the future as well as, the past of the King or Queen who it was made for.  Therefore, it can only be worn by Yoruba royalty during public and state occasions. The crown is the most important object in royal Yoruba insignia. The beaded strings act as a veil and are attached at the bottom of the crown, thus covering the King’s face and shrouding him from onlookers.  Furthermore, strengthening his role as divine ruler.

Yoruba Beaded Crown - Mixed Colours

Yoruba Beaded Crown – Mixed Colours

Yoruba Nigeria beaded Royal Crown

African Decor Yoruba Nigeria beaded Royal Crown

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African Beaded Arm Yoruba Chair – Nigeria

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African Hand-beaded armchair, Nigeria, Yoruba People

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African Furniture, Handmade Beaded Armchairs

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African Beaded Armchairs, Yoruba People Nigeria

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African Furniture, beaded armchairs

African White Beaded Arm Chairs

African White Beaded Arm Chairs

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African Yoruba beaded armchairs

Yoruba Beaded Armchairs

African tribal art from Nigeria. Yoruba beaded armchairs.


South African Contemporary Arcitecture

Miska | Seychelles

This exclusive resort, spa and group of private residences, is situated on a dramatic peninsula on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles. The reception and leisure facilities form an amphitheater overlooking the sea edge. The restaurant building is inspired by the huge granite boulders strewn along the site.

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 First Crescent | Camps Bay

A minimalist home commanding a 270 degree view of Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. All living spaces have a great connection to the covered or uncovered terraces. The living spaces are highly transparent to take full advantage of the views. The architecture is notable for its use of cantilevers, linear arrangement and limited palette of materials.

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Narrow 14m site was engaged to its maximum to achieve a generous and spacious home arranged around a large garden and pool courtyard. Extensive concrete spans capture the expansive panoramic sea views. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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Zilwa | Seychelles

Zilwa, creole for ‘islander’, is a 5 star luxury island resort and Marina situated on St Anne Island, Seychelles. Comprising 2 exclusive Hotels, Marina restaurant and retail facilities, Beach and Sports clubs, Hillside villas and Fractional units, this development exudes both elegant sensuality and understated chic, the ultimate in ’barefoot luxury’.

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Sow | Geneva

A contemporary residence and office / guest annex on Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Powerful sculptural forms and lines and the use of bold colours and sheer materials result in a taut composition. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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 Popenguine | Senegal

The eco-village of Popenguine is an untouched baobab oasis and coastal gem in Senegal, a prime site for a luxury beach and nature resort with an emphasis on sustainability and integration with nature.  The dramatic arrival vista reveals a signature building emerging from the landscape. The villa suites nestle in the natural surroundings, each offering unique spa/resort ambiance within the privacy of your own suite.

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 Medburn 17 | Camps Bay

Cape African in feel, this house focuses around a great outdoor garden space, relaxation pavilion and magical views. Clean lines, punctured openings and a combination of double volume and intimate spaces.

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Cove 6 | Pezula Knysna
Inspired by its magnificent setting on the cliff edges of ‘The Cove’, a private estate within the Pezula Estate, this home allows one to experience the spectacular setting.  The tactile and warm quality of the materials- rough, honed stone and timber enhance the overall experience.
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Victoria 73 | Bantry Bay

A sleek contemporary seaside villa set on a spur of land between Bantry Bay and Clifton this house epitomises elegance, luxury and great outdoor living. Interiors by Antoni Associates.

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Just Who Is…. Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
He completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Cape Town in 1985 with a first class pass. In 1987 he set up the architectural practice Stefan Antoni Architects, which today is known as SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects).  SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects), is driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl and Greg Truen who share a potent vision easily distinguished in their buildings and an innovative and dedicated approach to the execution of projects internationally, nationally and locally. The company has received numerous awards and commendations from some of the most respected institutions worldwide.