Nkuku

Nkuku is founded on three values: Ethical, Eco-friendly and Handmade.  The idea of Nkuku came from a year out from working life, travelling mainly through Africa and India. The founders wanted to find a way to promote and develop the traditional skills of the artisans they met along the way, whilst building a sustainable business, and in the process improve the challenging living standards and restricted opportunities that many artisans endured. They have always been passionate about working with sustainable, natural and reclaimed materials and their collections are largely based on a set of core materials, which demonstrate this.

As a company, an important consideration when developing a new product is to question its impact on the environment. Nkuku use eco- friendly jute and hemp in the creation of our rugs, baskets and upholstery; their kitchen collections and furniture are made with sustainable mango wood, only harvested once the trees have stopped bearing fruit; all our glassware is made from recycled glass. As well as taking care with the materials they work with, Nkuku also care about how things are made; celebrating handmade skills and techniques, this is not just because we appreciate the quality of a handmade piece but because the age-old traditions and processes are often more sustainable. The work is often more complex and it takes considerably longer but we think it is worth the wait.



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  • Salad servers with long handles, 46cm, mango woodSalad servers with long handles, 46cm, mango wood

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    £27.00
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  • Sia Small lantern, 58 x 20 x 20cm, antique blackSia Small lantern, 58 x 20 x 20cm, antique black

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    £80.00
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  • Cake dome, 23 x 34cm, recycled glassCake dome, 23 x 34cm, recycled glass

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    £70.00
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  • Sia Large lantern, 76.5 x 20 x 20cm, antique blackSia Large lantern, 76.5 x 20 x 20cm, antique black

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    £100.00
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  • From £15.00
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  • Idha Lantern, 28.5 X 15.5cm, mango woodIdha Lantern, 28.5 X 15.5cm, mango wood

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    £40.00
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  • Obra Small industrial wine rack, 65 x 41 x 25cm, mango wood & ironObra Small industrial wine rack, 65 x 41 x 25cm, mango wood & iron

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    £180.00
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  • Esa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, greyEsa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, grey

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    £25.00
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  • Esa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, whiteEsa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, white

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    £25.00
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  • Mango Wood chess & draughts, 7 x 20 x 40cm, mango woodMango Wood chess & draughts, 7 x 20 x 40cm, mango wood

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    £80.00
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  • Mohani Lantern, 26 x 20cm, antique brassMohani Lantern, 26 x 20cm, antique brass

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    £40.00
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  • Besa Marble clock, Dia41cm, whiteBesa Marble clock, Dia41cm, white

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    £80.00
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  • Indus Bowl, 17 x 33cm, mango woodIndus Bowl, 17 x 33cm, mango wood

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    £60.00
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  • Amina Serving Bowl - Large, H8cm x W29cm x H29cm, creamAmina Serving Bowl - Large, H8cm x W29cm x H29cm, cream

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    £40.00
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  • Kiko Round mirror, D0.5 x 26.5cm, antique brassKiko Round mirror, D0.5 x 26.5cm, antique brass

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    £30.00
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  • Moyo Large lantern, H37.5 x W19cm, antique brassMoyo Large lantern, H37.5 x W19cm, antique brass

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    £60.00
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  • Jara Planter stand, 65 x 40 x 45cm, terracotta & ironJara Planter stand, 65 x 40 x 45cm, terracotta & iron

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    £70.00
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  • Mbata Brass candelabra, 39 x 22.5 x 10cm, antique brassMbata Brass candelabra, 39 x 22.5 x 10cm, antique brass

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    £40.00
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  • Mbata Small candestick, D20 x 6.5cm, antique brassMbata Small candestick, D20 x 6.5cm, antique brass

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    £20.00
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  • Jara Wall hung planter, 49 x 86 x 14cm, terracotta & ironJara Wall hung planter, 49 x 86 x 14cm, terracotta & iron

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    £70.00
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  • Bimala Lantern - large, 21 x 18.5 x 18.5cm, antique brassBimala Lantern - large, 21 x 18.5 x 18.5cm, antique brass

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    £40.00
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  • Mohani Lantern, 35 x 25cm, antique brassMohani Lantern, 35 x 25cm, antique brass

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    £50.00
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  • Kibibi Single Candlestick, 23 x 13cm, mango woodKibibi Single Candlestick, 23 x 13cm, mango wood

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    £30.00
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  • Jara Large terracotta planter with stand, D63 x 29 x 29cm, terracotta/ironJara Large terracotta planter with stand, D63 x 29 x 29cm, terracotta/iron

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    £35.00
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  • Mbata Medium candestick, D30 x 8cm, antique brassMbata Medium candestick, D30 x 8cm, antique brass

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    £25.00
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  • Ronga Tripod Table Lamp, 66cm x 34cm x 34cmRonga Tripod Table Lamp, 66cm x 34cm x 34cm

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    £140.00
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  • Nalbari Medium chopping board, 2 x 50 x 16cm, mango woodNalbari Medium chopping board, 2 x 50 x 16cm, mango wood

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    £40.00
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  • Jara Small terracotta planter with stand, D44 x 25 x 24cm, terracotta/ironJara Small terracotta planter with stand, D44 x 25 x 24cm, terracotta/iron

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    £27.00
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  • Mango Backgammon, 7 x 20 x 40cm, mango woodMango Backgammon, 7 x 20 x 40cm, mango wood

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    £80.00
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  • Mango Wood card & dice set, 3.5 x 18 x 11.5cm, mango woodMango Wood card & dice set, 3.5 x 18 x 11.5cm, mango wood

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    £37.00
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  • Miza Large vase, H32 x Dia14cm, greenMiza Large vase, H32 x Dia14cm, green

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    £40.00
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  • Salad servers, 30cm, mango woodSalad servers, 30cm, mango wood

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    £17.00
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  • Mango Wood solitare board, D3 x 25.5cm, mango woodMango Wood solitare board, D3 x 25.5cm, mango wood

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    £37.00
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  • Niju Chopping board, 48 x 30cm, mango woodNiju Chopping board, 48 x 30cm, mango wood

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    £37.00
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  • Bequai Wall hung cabinet, 60.5 x 10 x 9cm, antique brassBequai Wall hung cabinet, 60.5 x 10 x 9cm, antique brass

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    £60.00
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  • Fala Round chopping board, Dia30cm, slate & acaciaFala Round chopping board, Dia30cm, slate & acacia

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    £37.00
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  • Rundi Seagrass basket, Dia32cm, naturalRundi Seagrass basket, Dia32cm, natural

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    £30.00
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  • Amina Serving Bowl - Small, H5cm x W23cm x D23cm, creamAmina Serving Bowl - Small, H5cm x W23cm x D23cm, cream

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    £25.00
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  • Nalbari Large pizza board, 2 x 59 x 46cm, mango woodNalbari Large pizza board, 2 x 59 x 46cm, mango wood

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    £60.00
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  • Ekuri Large basket, H40 x D40cm, black and naturalEkuri Large basket, H40 x D40cm, black and natural

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    £30.00
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  • Edo Short mug Set of 2, H6.5 x Dia8cm, terracottaEdo Short mug Set of 2, H6.5 x Dia8cm, terracotta

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    £16.95
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  • Dana Serving Bowl, H15 x W8 x D8cmDana Serving Bowl, H15 x W8 x D8cm

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    £37.00
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  • Indus Bowl, 14 x 28cm, mango woodIndus Bowl, 14 x 28cm, mango wood

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    £45.00
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  • Niju Chopping board, 38 x 20cm, mango woodNiju Chopping board, 38 x 20cm, mango wood

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    £25.00
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  • Bimala Lantern - extra large, 27 x 21 x 21cm, antique brassBimala Lantern - extra large, 27 x 21 x 21cm, antique brass

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    £50.00
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  • Kiko Standing mirror, 35 x 30 x 5cm, antique brassKiko Standing mirror, 35 x 30 x 5cm, antique brass

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    £37.00
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  • Darsa Set of 4 cheese knives, 14cm, brushed silver, gift boxedDarsa Set of 4 cheese knives, 14cm, brushed silver, gift boxed

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    £35.00
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  • Ebu Small decorative globe, D45 x 21cm, antique brassEbu Small decorative globe, D45 x 21cm, antique brass

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    £60.00
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  • Esa Marble table mat, Dia28.5cm, whiteEsa Marble table mat, Dia28.5cm, white

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    £25.00
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  • Darsa Set of 4 cheese knives, 14cm, brushed gold, gift boxedDarsa Set of 4 cheese knives, 14cm, brushed gold, gift boxed

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    £35.00
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  • Idha Lantern, 21 x 15.5cm, mango woodIdha Lantern, 21 x 15.5cm, mango wood

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    £30.00
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