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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Featured products

  • Cake dome, 23 x 34cm, recycled glassCake dome, 23 x 34cm, recycled glass
    £70.00
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  • Salad servers with long handles, 46cm, mango woodSalad servers with long handles, 46cm, mango wood
    £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
    £80.00
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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
    £100.00
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  • Amina Serving Bowl - Large, H8cm x W29cm x H29cm, creamAmina Serving Bowl - Large, H8cm x W29cm x H29cm, cream
    £40.00
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  • Esa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, whiteEsa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, white
    £25.00
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  • Idha Lantern, 28.5 X 15.5cm, mango woodIdha Lantern, 28.5 X 15.5cm, mango wood
    £40.00
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  • Esa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, greyEsa Set of 4 marble coasters, Dia11cm, grey
    £25.00
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  • Indus Bowl, 17 x 33cm, mango woodIndus Bowl, 17 x 33cm, mango wood
    £60.00
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  • Mohani Lantern, 35 x 25cm, antique brassMohani Lantern, 35 x 25cm, antique brass
    £50.00
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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
    £80.00
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  • Mohani Lantern, 26 x 20cm, antique brassMohani Lantern, 26 x 20cm, antique brass
    £40.00
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  • Moyo Large lantern, H37.5 x W19cm, antique brassMoyo Large lantern, H37.5 x W19cm, antique brass
    £60.00
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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
    £180.00
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  • Dana Serving Bowl, H15 x W8 x D8cmDana Serving Bowl, H15 x W8 x D8cm
    £37.00
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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
    £70.00
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  • Salad servers, 30cm, mango woodSalad servers, 30cm, mango wood
    £17.00
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  • Kiko Round mirror, D0.5 x 26.5cm, antique brassKiko Round mirror, D0.5 x 26.5cm, antique brass
    £30.00
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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
    £40.00
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  • Jara Planter stand, 65 x 40 x 45cm, terracotta & ironJara Planter stand, 65 x 40 x 45cm, terracotta & iron
    £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
    £40.00
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  • Besa Marble clock, Dia41cm, whiteBesa Marble clock, Dia41cm, white
    £80.00
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  • Kibibi Single Candlestick, 23 x 13cm, mango woodKibibi Single Candlestick, 23 x 13cm, mango wood
    £30.00
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  • Esa Marble table mat, Dia28.5cm, whiteEsa Marble table mat, Dia28.5cm, white
    £25.00
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  • Rundi Seagrass basket, Dia32cm, naturalRundi Seagrass basket, Dia32cm, natural
    £30.00
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  • Mbata Small candestick, D20 x 6.5cm, antique brassMbata Small candestick, D20 x 6.5cm, antique brass
    £20.00
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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
    £37.00
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  • Amina Serving Bowl - Small, H5cm x W23cm x D23cm, creamAmina Serving Bowl - Small, H5cm x W23cm x D23cm, cream
    £25.00
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  • Fala Round chopping board, Dia30cm, slate & acaciaFala Round chopping board, Dia30cm, slate & acacia
    £37.00
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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
    £60.00
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  • Miza Large vase, H32 x Dia14cm, greenMiza Large vase, H32 x Dia14cm, green
    £40.00
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  • Ama Side plate, D2 x 19cm, splatterAma Side plate, D2 x 19cm, splatter
    £15.00
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  • Jio Large garden lantern, Dia71 x 15cm, clear hammered glassJio Large garden lantern, Dia71 x 15cm, clear hammered glass
    £20.00
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  • Kiko Standing mirror, 35 x 30 x 5cm, antique brassKiko Standing mirror, 35 x 30 x 5cm, antique brass
    £37.00
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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
    £35.00
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  • Malia Jug, SmallMalia Jug, Small
    £15.00
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  • Mbata Medium candestick, D30 x 8cm, antique brassMbata Medium candestick, D30 x 8cm, antique brass
    £25.00
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  • Mango Backgammon, 7 x 20 x 40cm, mango woodMango Backgammon, 7 x 20 x 40cm, mango wood
    £80.00
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  • Ebu Small decorative globe, D45 x 21cm, antique brassEbu Small decorative globe, D45 x 21cm, antique brass
    £60.00
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  • Matamba Large hanging planter, D12 x 14cm, black linesMatamba Large hanging planter, D12 x 14cm, black lines
    £25.00
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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
    £60.00
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  • Ekuri Large basket, H40 x D40cm, black and naturalEkuri Large basket, H40 x D40cm, black and natural
    £30.00
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  • Ama Dinner plate, D2 x 25.5cm, splatterAma Dinner plate, D2 x 25.5cm, splatter
    £20.00
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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
    £17.00
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  • Jahi Candlestick - small, H9 x D3.5cm, brushed gold brassJahi Candlestick - small, H9 x D3.5cm, brushed gold brass
    £18.00
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  • Mali Slanting jug, D11.5 x 9.5cm, white & terracottaMali Slanting jug, D11.5 x 9.5cm, white & terracotta
    £20.00
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  • Indus Bowl, 14 x 28cm, mango woodIndus Bowl, 14 x 28cm, mango wood
    £45.00
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  • Ama Bowl, D6 x 17cm, splatterAma Bowl, D6 x 17cm, splatter
    £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
    £37.00
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  • Amina Bowl, H7 x W15 x D15cmAmina Bowl, H7 x W15 x D15cm
    £13.00
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