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Sonike buffet
Soninke is inspired by the tribal art and patterns of Africa.
The shutters are made of recycled wooden slats
The recycled wooden slats create a colorful and three-dimensional texture
Texture detail
Texture detail
Sonike buffet
Sonike buffet

Soninke is a buffet inspired by African tribal art. The idea behind Soninke comes from the lacquering process used for handcrafted furniture. Long wooden slats are in fact used during the process to isolate different parts of the furniture when lacquering them. After being used several times, these slats, which assume a characteristic striped pattern, are discarded.
Thanks to their decorative quality I had the idea of re-using them in a buffet that could valorize them.
The 2D colorful pattern and the 3D texture generated by the different thickness of the slats retrieved recall the strong colors and the sharp contrasts of African tribal art.