People of the Sun

Artisans in Malawi use their indigenous skills to make the highest-quality furniture and home accessories. invites international designers to infuse Malawi’s traditional crafts with contemporary style and function.

So rather than churning out the same old baskets and carvings, the artisans produce something a little bit different.

We want to help low-income artisans build sustainable businesses, which will  raise their income and standard of living. In turn this will preserve their cultural heritage and ensure indigenous skills survive for the next generation.

We designed a series of chairs for People of the Sun that could be taken apart and easily shipped . And there are some coat hangers as well