DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
Open source project
Chair – ‘Mziwa’ wood, untreated/treated leather and canvas fabric
Cushion – Canvas fabric and natural cotton silk filling
• Dimensions: 52 x 52 x 76 cm
• Weight: 5.5 kg
The signature piece of furniture on Zanzibar Island, in Tanzania, is a simple wooden chair made solely from locally sourced materials, which do not require any form of transformation nor any use of chemicals.
Local craftsmen have made the tried and tested chair in the same way for generations. Emmanuel Babled has embarked upon a playful experiment with Jisamwe, a collective of Zanzibarian artisans, and over several weeks of research and collaboration, they came up with alternative models of this chair.