Patty Johnson for Mabeo Furniture

| 14 comments

maun-windsor-black.jpg

Here are more images of work by Canadian designer Patty Johnson for Botswanan manufacturer Mabeo Furniture, which was shown at 100% Design in London this year.

maun-windsor-soap.jpg

Johnson's work is produced in Mabeo's factory in Botswana's rapidly expanding capital Gaborone.

maun-windsor-red.jpg

See Johnson's Tswana chair, based on a traditional Botswanan chair, in our earlier story. Above: Maun Windsor Chair

maun-windsor-assorted.jpg

soso-cabinets.jpg

Above: Soso cabinets

soso-buffet-with-three-drawers.jpg

peo-bowl-natural.jpg

Above: Peo Bowl

thuthu-stool-striped.jpg

Above: ThuThu stool

simple-bench-and-chair-black.jpg

Above: Simple bench

simple-table.jpg

Above: Simple table

mabeo6.jpg

mabeo3.jpg

mabeo.jpg

mabeo4.jpg

mabeo-factory.jpg

  • http://www.adelto.co.uk/blog Richard

    Some really fantastic work coming from Botswanan, very nice!

  • Boeing777

    Brilliant, simple and beautiful. Classic lines with character. L U V it.

  • One

    Briliant indeed. What a great way to move Africa forward! Design as the medium!!!

  • modular

    Nice work!

  • jeff K

    really gorgeous stuff, and a great story. If I actually earned enough money to buy new furniture I would buy it all! Thuthu stool and Maun Windsor Chair in a natural finish are particularly great for me.

  • http://www.mateussz.blogspot.com mateussz

    Simple, beautiful and sustentable.
    It`s design!!

  • http://WWW.23S.COM.BR ujo

    I wanna be botsuwanan

  • Ali

    Are the readers of this blog becoming less intelligent or am I mistaken?

    Congratulations to Patty Johnson! who deserves a pat on the back for her good deeds in saving Africa with Westernness

  • Xit

    Damn nice chair, I wish i’d designed it

  • http://yahoo Patrick Rancholo

    This is a beautiful furniture is it available in Botswana,where cos I’m staying in Maun,Botswana

  • yammy

    Patty’s work is always great. She is an even better professor. I think her ability to construct a narrative from the object and showcase that approach is what has made her such a valuable canadian designer and great professor at OCAD. While I was being taught by here she had been slaving for many years already on this project. Its great that she is being recognized for her work.

  • Levi

    @ Ali – Yes, you’re mistaken – those are all photographs.

  • Levi

    oops, thought you said renders…

  • http://abbasillar.blogspot.com Daniel

    What a great project
    primarily for the Botswanan aid community
    secondly for Patty Johnson’s great design
    and finally that a Canadian designer gets such recognition

    merry christmas