This piece of furniture like the rest of Molocaho by Amorette furniture collection is mostly inspired by nature.This particular settee was inspired by the ngorongoro crater which is found in Kilimanjaro region,in Tanzania.I wanted to mimic the deep crater and on the settee i created the two deep curves to create symmetry on the design.I chose the leaf fabric to complement the design of the settee.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This settee is made of Tanzanian hard wood framing known as "mninga".It is a part of the molocaho by Amorette furniture line which is designed and manufactured in Tanzania.The piece is handmade by local artisans using mainly local materials.What makes this design different is the use of hardwood and the design concept which i original.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This settee comes assembled.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project began in 2015,the production of one of these setee is about 5 days.It is made in a workshop in Daressalaam,Tanzania.It is exhibited at Amorette Showroom in Daressalaam.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This settee is made from hardwood "mninga" frame which is found in Tanzania.This piece is hand made.The seat has belt,jute,high density foam and high quality upholstery fabric.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
width:63.5' depth: 21' height: 40'
With this collection i wanted to create furniture pieces which would be different but still be fictional and durable.This piece is part of a furniture line which I designed,the piece is inspired by nature.After the wood is cut using machine the piece is made by hand.Because we use hardwood in this project i decided to commit to planting trees to give back what we take from nature in considering the importance of conservation and the fight against global warming.
One of the biggest challenge of the project was to ensure that the despite the curves the settee is comfortable to sit on.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Jacqueline Mengi-Amorette Ltd, 2016.
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