January 06, 2021 3 min read
The Coco Africa workshop in Franschhoek, South Africa produces high quality, solid wood kitchen and lifestyle products. The timeless designs have a handmade, homely feel. They are beautiful yet practical enough to be used every day.
This petit endemic fox has black and silver-grey fur with flanks and underside a light russet yellow. The tip of its tail is always black. To show excitement the fox lifts its tail. The extent to which the tail is raised is usually an indication of the level of excitement. The Coco Africa fox is full of anticipation.
The Cape Fox is nocturnal and most active just before dawn, beneath the morning star, or after dusk when sheltering in burrows. The Coco Africa team share this appreciation of the calm and collected time before and after the craziness of the day. The inspiration for their products and their refined design usually appears outside of office hours.
The team at Coco Africa are passionate about the medium with which they work. Over time wood develops its own warmth and charm, taking on the character of the environment in which it finds itself, in a way that plastic and metals cannot. Did you know that wood naturally absorbs and releases moisture to balance its internal moisture content with its surrounding environment? It’s a perfect material for those seeking to create an eco-friendly, non-toxic home environment.
We are passionate supporters of small batch, artisan crafters like Coco Africa. We love the handmade, minimalist beauty of these wooden tabletop and kitchen wares. They are timeless and durable; beautiful enough to make a statement, practical enough to use every day. Wood is such a gorgeous material and the grain and hand finishing mean that no two pieces are exactly the same. We love to envisage these pieces, with the little Cape Fox, at the center of your family table.
All images courtesy of @coco.africa.
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