African Furniture Designs By Acclaimed Designers
Explore contemporary African furniture designs by internationally-acclaimed makers including handcrafted chairs, tables and ottomans. Each designer brings a different inspired vision to every creation.
AFRICAN FURNITURE DESIGNS: CHAIRS
Add bold pops of color throughout the home with African furniture designs including armchairs, sofas and accent chairs
Armchairs: Marie Burgos designs soft velvet armchairs that are decidedly modern with a hint of retro inspiration. The plush cameo rose Milo Armchair is a soft neutral color that is perfect for bringing a fresh look into the home that will pair well with a variety of decor styles. Burgos’s French upbringing and Caribbean roots stand out in the design of each handcrafted chair.
Sofas: Made to order, the Milo Sofa is a standout piece of furniture, available in a vibrant cranberry red or soft moss green. The carefully crafted oak frame is made to last. With soft curves and luxurious velvet fabric, Marie Burgos pays homage to an era gone by while bringing mid-century shapes into today’s contemporary homes.
Accent chairs: The Ile Ila aesthetic brings explosions of color that showcase the traditions of Nigeria. With a frame made from Nigerian teak, the Adunni Ewe chair unites African materials and mid-century design together in a beautiful showcase of contemporary African design. Oshinowo has made her name as an architect best known for the Maryland Mall in Lagos, Nigeria, but she is now chasing her passion for furniture design with sleek lines and locally sourced materials that she is proud to share with the world.
AFRICAN FURNITURE DESIGNS: TABLES
Accent Tables: The handmade Djembe Side Table and Labadi Accent Table from Ghana showcases the skill and experience of the established brand, Tekura. This multi-generational family business has been designing traditionally inspired African home decor for 20 years and is now globally recognized.
Benches: Another wonderfully versatile piece, the Tekura Walking Bench is handmade from locally sourced cedar in Ghana. Perfect for entryways as a place to put on shoes and set down a bag, these benches are both a seat and an accent table.
AFRICAN FURNITURE DESIGNS: OTTOMANS AND FOOTSTOOLS
Velvet ottomans: These distinctly modern foot rests in plush velvet are the perfect portable seat for bigger gatherings at home. Pair them with the matching Milo Armchair collection for a beautiful, luxurious set, or make a statement with an ottoman on its own. Handmade with a solid oak base, velvet fabric and a leather strap, these statement furniture pieces exemplify Marie Burgos’s unique design style that marries classic silhouettes with iconic mid-century sensibility.
Printed Ottoman Pouf: Put your feet up in style and comfort with Eva Sonaike’s collection of poufs, portable seating that compliment her eponymous line of throw pillows. Sonaike’s African furniture designs are inspired by African architecture and incorporate traditional design techniques to craft colorful patterns such as the batik-inspired line. If you’re looking for bold colors and a patterned look, Sonaike’s spunky poufs will make a statement in any living space. They are sturdy and portable, making them a great investment piece to use throughout a home.
If you are looking for a living space interior update, consider these African furniture designs. Browse wooden accent tables, brightly colored portable poufs with unique patterns and soft, plush velvet seating.