NATURAL WOOD ACCENT TABLES SUSTAINABLY-MADE
Tekura is a leading contemporary African design house with a workshop, showroom and retail outlet located in Accra, Ghana. The Tekura brand was built on creativity, sustainability, and a passion for building with the hands. Led by Audrey Forson, the Ghanian design house creates one-of-a-kind hand carved natural wood accent tables using reforested cedar wood.
THE TEKURA STORY
Audrey Forson learned the woodworking business from her mother, Josephine, who founded Tekura in 2000 with the support of her husband, Kweku. Josephine always had a strong passion to create with her hands. The family-run furniture business now employs about 25 artisans who possess a similar focus and drive.
Tekura uses reforested Cedar wood found in the woodlands in Ghana to create each natural wood accent table. The unique furniture shapes are inspired by West Africa’s artistry and culture. Audrey continues to fall deeply in love with the work she does. This is apparent in the smooth finishes and incredible symmetry of each natural wood accent table.
“To me life is all about discovering who you are,'' says Forson. “As you grow you are exposed to all of these jobs and passions that other people are doing. And in discovering yourself you risk it. I love to paint and love to draw and going back to that is what I'm doing now. And it is about carpentry, and as much as I am an artist, carpentry allows me to create my imaginations.”
NATURAL WOOD ACCENT TABLES FOR THE MODERN HOME
Tekura’s natural wood accent tables are inspired by African artistry and culture. Designs incorporate woodworking skills that have been practiced for centuries throughout West Africa, from Mali to Ghana.
The refined work of the natural wood accent tables are noticeable upon first glance. For example, the Djembe Table is inspired by the Djembe drum, originally created by the Mande people in Mali before spreading throughout West Africa. The stand of this table is a hollow piece of cedar wood that is expertly shaped. On top is a flat surface, ideal for placing a morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. The design of the Walking Bench mimics the cadence of a four legged animal walking through the woodlands. Sustainability and African culture continue to drive Tekura’s creations. Audrey manages her business from the heart and her unique designs are adored when discovered by customers around the globe.
Consider a natural wood finished Djembe Table, Walking Bench, or Labadi Table, and experience the aroma of fresh cut wood. Or opt for a black stained version to accent the corner of a room with Contemporary African design.