NEW! See our huge range of new accessories for the home
We are delighted to introduce a huge new range of lighting, soft furnishings, ornaments, gifts, tableware and more to our ever expanding collection of furniture and homewares. The new items are part of the Nkuku brand – one that has a strong ethical focus and that fits in perfectly with our own passion for beautifully designed home decor using reclaimed and recycled materials. They are produced primarily in India and the Far East, produced by skilled craftsmen using time-honoured techniques. The suppliers are often small independent businesses or co-operatives that are part of fair trade schemes, providing them with sustainable employment and income as well as support for their community.
Materials used include a wide range of recycled and natural materials such as jute, hemp and rattan. You’ll find journals and albums in leather recycled from other industries and with pages produced using recycled cotton. Photo frames and lamps are made from recyled aluminium and other metals, giving not only a unique, characterful finish but meaning less energy used and fewer emissions during the production process.
It’s hard to pick out our favourites from such a wonderful array, but we particularly love these soft Talani cushion covers (pictured right). Made from a combination of cotton and denim, they come with lovely patterns and styles, block printed and hand stitched with colourful threads. Each one is available in two shapes and they are perfect mixed and matched to bring a really cosy, natural feel scattered on a bed or sofa.
Beautiful kitchen and tableware includes stoneware bowls and jugs, handmade in Morocco and decorated in blue or black with authentic African designs. In this section you’ll also find lovely bowls and trays in sustainable mango wood – perfect for a rustic style kitchen.
Bags and baskets in palm leaf, rattan and jute are great for shopping and storage, with the larger ones being ideal for holding toys or as log baskets, whilst strikingly patterned rugs in jute and hemp are hard wearing as well as eye-catching.
You’ll also find a lovely selection of vases and pots in metal or recycled glass, including brass and aluminium vases, hammered into shape by hand and beautifully etched with traditional designs.
We think the new range fits in perfectly with our existing collection of oriental furniture and homewares and we are sure you will find something to delight you and to add that final, beautiful touch to your own living space. We are continually on the look out for new items that we think our customers will love and we will be adding even more home accessories in the near future. Look out for more in the Nkuku collection soon, as well as our own unique pieces just arrived from China on our latest container.