Anthropologie has just unveiled it’s latest collaboration, a curation of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted homewares by African artisans.
Each item looks like it could have been snapped up at a market in Africa – so even if you’ve got no travel plans for the time being, you can still make your home look like you’ve been somewhere exotic recently.
Named Hadeda (pronounced Haa-Dee-Dah), the collection spans from home décor, soft furnishings, lighting and ceramics to garden furniture, and the pieces are available exclusively to Anthropologie.
Expect to find plenty of fun, colourful embroidered cushions, sculptural rattan furniture including chairs, day beds and loungers, woven baskets for a gallery wall, woven coffee tables, drum basket, mirrors, lamp shades, wall art, beaded figurines, plus colourful stoneware and glassware.
Named after the characterful South African ibis loved for its bird song, Hadeda celebrates the enduring heritage of craft over mass production.
Founder Kate Kindersley explains: ‘From passed-down techniques to modern design, there are so many talented designers in Africa. I want to share the magic, wonder, tradition and excitement of discovering these exceptional makers with others.’
The lifestyle brand collaborates with talented artisans across Africa to showcase one-of-a-kind ceramic, art, furniture and even some fashion pieces.
Also, to celebrate London Craft Week, which will now be held in September, The Gallery at Anthropologie Kings Road will host a pop-up with Hadeda. The capsule collection will preview some unique one-of f collectable pieces that Kate has curated in the gallery space.