Made in Congo

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The prod­uct of a rapidly chang­ing and newly re­vi­tal­ized con­ti­nent, Kin­shasa’s San­drine Ébène de Zorzi (yes, "Ebony" is her real name…) is an up-and-com­ing de­signer who trained at the pres­ti­gious École Boulle in Paris. "I knew that the lo­cal ex­otic wood was of truly out­stand­ing qual­ity and that our lo­cal Con­golese crafts­men were burst­ing with tal­ent, so I was keen to come up with a con­tem­po­rary project that would al­low me to unite the two," she ex­plains. It’s back on the de­signer’s home turf that her

Kiti Makasi ("strong chair" in Lin­gala) are hand-crafted. In­spired by some of the de­sign world’s greats, such as Eames and Prouvé, each oiled, var­nished, stained or

an­tiqued piece is to­tally unique.

Www.ebe­ne­sand.wix.com/ebe­ne­sand

Pull­man Kin­shasa Grand Ho­tel, 4 Av­enue Batetela, Kin­shasa, DEMO­CRATIC REPUB­LIC OF CONGO Pull­man Douala Rabingha, 35 Av­enue Des Co­cotiers, Douala, CAMEROON

Pull­man Abidjan, 1 rue Ab­doulaye Fadiga, Abidjan, IVORY COAST

Pull­man Dakar Teranga, 10 rue Col­bert, Place de l’Indépen­dance, Dakar, SENE­GAL

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