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DEZEEN ARTICLE 2017

Botswanan brand Mabeo has launched three new collections of furniture made using wood and waste metal from the local construction industry.

The brand, which works with southern African craftspeople and materials, recruited three international designers for the new collections. Garth Roberts from Canada, Inès Bressand from France and Francesco Faccin from Italy each worked on products that would showcase local woods and galvanised metal.

Each item in Zezaru contrasts smooth wood with a component made from galvanised metal.

The collections were shown at this years Milan design week in April. Mabeo had a shopfront at Tom Dixons Multiplex installation, where the British designer launched his IKEA collaboration and new products, as well as showcasing the works of several handpicked international studios. READ MORE .