Zezuru Chair, Inès Bressand 2017

The Zezuru series features both a new material and a new direction for Mabeo. Comprised of a chair, cabinet and coffee table, the collection designed by Inès Bressand is the final result of an ongoing collaborative process between Mabeo wood craftsmen and women and Zezuru Metal craftsmen in Botswana.

Marrying wood with galvanized metal, each object is not only made from two distinct materials but two very distinct craft techniques. Hand-cut, hammered, shaped and folded, galvanized metal sheet components are inserted into or suspended on the wood components of each piece. Pairing these reflective galvanized metal components — with their visible hammer marks — with smoothly handcrafted panga panga wood forms results in beautiful, and beautifully contrasted, pieces.

The Zezuru chair is available in various metal colours. Both its legs and backrest are removable, allowing the chair to be shipped flat.