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Porky Hefer, Kooboo Cane "Spun" Chair with Leather Seat

Estimated Production Time12-13 weeks

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The "Spun" chair is an evolution of Porky Hefer’s iconic human-sized nests woven from Kooboo cane and inspired by his fascination with the weaver bird. These are the result of his in-depth study into this social bird’s nest-building skills, made relevant for a human audience. Hefer embraces Africa and the skills and processes that are available indigenously. Making use of traditional techniques and crafts that focus on the hand rather than the machine, Hefer’s work ensures that age-old skills are preserved and retain relevance. To this end, he collaborates extensively with local artisans and empowers craft groups and small manufacturers to reconnect with their creativity. He has worked extensively with the talented weavers at the Cape Society for the Blind to make seating pods and human-sized nests out of Kooboo cane, and with wire-workers from Streetwires to make the internal framework for many of his pieces.

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    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Production Time
    It will take 12-13 weeks to make this piece
  • Seller Location
    Capetown, ZA
  • Reference Number
    LU4287212914812
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Southern Guild has spearheaded the high-end design category in Africa, propelling its artist-designers to make spirited, challenging and complex work. Its highly curated exhibitions have redefined global perceptions of African design and escalated its value on the international market. Since being founded in 2008 as the sole gallery representing locally made limited-edition design, Southern Guild has birthed a new category for artists and designers in South Africa. In 2011 it became the first African gallery to present at Design Miami, and in 2015 it was the first to be featured at Christie’s London’s annual design auction. The gallery shows regularly at Design Miami in Basel and the US, at Design Days Dubai and the Collective Design Fair in New York, resulting in sales to leading architects, top collectors and respected museums. It has had work from its collections included in Vitra Design Museum’s “Making Africa” exhibition and “Beauty–Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Against the backdrop of a design industry that is still fairly young, Southern Guild gives designers a platform to reimagine what is possible. Founders Trevyn and Julian McGowan are embedded in the South African cultural landscape and play integral roles in guiding, advising and mentoring designers.

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