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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ama Jug, D21.5 x 8.5cm, splatterAma Jug, D21.5 x 8.5cm, splatter

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    £33.00
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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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  • 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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    £90.00
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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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    £70.00
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mali Slanting jug, D11.5 x 9.5cm, white & terracottaMali Slanting jug, D11.5 x 9.5cm, white & terracotta

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    £20.00
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  • Salad servers, 30cm, mango woodSalad servers, 30cm, mango wood

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    £17.00
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  • Hemp Pouf, H20 x D63cm, natural braided hempHemp Pouf, H20 x D63cm, natural braided hemp

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    £120.00
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cake dome, 23 x 34cm, recycled glassCake dome, 23 x 34cm, recycled glass

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    £70.00
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  • Kibibi Candlestick, 23 x 13cm, mango woodKibibi Candlestick, 23 x 13cm, mango wood

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    £30.00
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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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  • Mohani Lantern, 26 x 20cm, antique brassMohani Lantern, 26 x 20cm, antique brass

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    £40.00
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  • Pizza board, 43 x 32cm, mango woodPizza board, 43 x 32cm, mango wood

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    £35.00
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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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  • 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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  • Sanwi Standing star, 35 x 37.5 x 8cm, brassSanwi Standing star, 35 x 37.5 x 8cm, brass

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    £45.00
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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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  • Kiko Hanging frame - portrait, 36 x 29cm, antique brassKiko Hanging frame - portrait, 36 x 29cm, antique brass

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    £40.00
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  • Kiko Hanging frame - portrait, 8 x 10", antique brassKiko Hanging frame - portrait, 8 x 10", antique brass

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    £25.00
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  • Ama Dinner plate, D2 x 25.5cm, splatterAma Dinner plate, D2 x 25.5cm, splatter

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    £20.00
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  • Ama Side plate, D2 x 19cm, splatterAma Side plate, D2 x 19cm, splatter

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    £15.00
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  • Kiko Round mirror, D0.5 x 38cm, antique zincKiko Round mirror, D0.5 x 38cm, antique zinc

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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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  • Bequai Small jewellery box, 30.5 x 28 x 4.5cm, antique brassBequai Small jewellery box, 30.5 x 28 x 4.5cm, antique brass

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    £50.00
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  • Ama Dipping bowl, D3.5 x 10cm, splatterAma Dipping bowl, D3.5 x 10cm, splatter

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    £8.00
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  • Toska Large vase, D33 x 15cm, tealToska Large vase, D33 x 15cm, teal

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    £37.00
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  • Jio Small garden lantern, Dia41 x 10cm, clear hammered glassJio Small garden lantern, Dia41 x 10cm, clear hammered glass

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    £13.00
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  • Abeto Tea towel, 70 x 50cm, washed charcoalAbeto Tea towel, 70 x 50cm, washed charcoal

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    £13.00
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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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  • Bequai Large jewellery box, 30.5 x 50 x 4.5cm, antique brassBequai Large jewellery box, 30.5 x 50 x 4.5cm, antique brass

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    £80.00
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  • Ama Large platter, 50 x 16cm, splatterAma Large platter, 50 x 16cm, splatter

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    £50.00
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  • Stag Bottle stopper, H9 x L3.5 x W4cm, antique ironStag Bottle stopper, H9 x L3.5 x W4cm, antique iron

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    £10.00
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  • Kiko Hanging frame - landscape, 4 x 6", antique brassKiko Hanging frame - landscape, 4 x 6", antique brass

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    £15.00
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  • Kiko Hanging frame - portrait, 4 x 6", antique brassKiko Hanging frame - portrait, 4 x 6", antique brass

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    £15.00
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  • Ama Bowl, D6 x 17cm, splatterAma Bowl, D6 x 17cm, splatter

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    £17.00
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  • Mali Coffee mug, D8 x 9.5cm, white & terracottaMali Coffee mug, D8 x 9.5cm, white & terracotta

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    £12.00
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  • Danta Photograph frame, 4 x 6", antique brassDanta Photograph frame, 4 x 6", antique brass

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    £17.00
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  • Kiko Hanging frame - portrait, 5 x 7", antique brassKiko Hanging frame - portrait, 5 x 7", antique brass

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    £17.00
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