NGUNI HEADS | FIREKEEPER | FURNITURE
Sustainably sourced functional home accessories crafted by award-winning designers.
Each compelling piece draws inspiration from nature, whilst ethically considered craftsmanship balances functional practicality and minimal elegance, meaning every part of every piece is beautiful and useful.
HOLMES TABLE by David Krynauw
The precision of Krynauw’s design aesthetic meets an intriguing connective illusion in these side tables. The Danish aesthetic is wholly present in the simplicity of the lines and forms that make up the design. The connective intricacies of the table legs add an element of intrigue and character. Nest or style separately. Available in alluring dark smoke. Stock available now and is limited.
An interior designer’s dream collection, unique and authentically created with passion and expertise. Ideal for residential and hospitality – resorts, hotels and restaurants.
The EKTA Collection marks the beginning of Enjoy Living’s carefully curated Danish aesthetic of handcrafted oak and leather furniture pieces; South African heritage meets Danish design.
FIREKEEPER by Knud Holscher
Crafted from stainless steel with a matte black textured finish, the FireKeeper is an attractive and ingenious tool for starting and tending fires in woodburning stoves, open fireplaces and outdoor grills. The idea comes from the American Indians who discovered how to invigorate a fire by blowing into the embers through a tube. The ‘fire keeper’ was the person who stayed behind in the camp while others went hunting or gathering food.
The FireKeeper can be used as a fire blower as well as a poker. It performs the same function as a traditional bellows as it allows you to blow air through the tube directly into the embers. When not in use, the FireKeeper can be displayed on its magnetic holder that can be attached to the wall next to the fireplace.
NGUNI HEADS by John Vogel
With a Scandi style aesthetic, and hand carved from ash wood, the design of the Nguni Heads was inspired by the horns of the indigenous Nguni cattle that wander the South African coastline. The horns have a minimalist appeal and can be used as a feature piece of wall art or as a functional wall hook with a twist. Adored for their artful versatility, Nguni Heads adorn the walls of many stylist’s homes. Visually stunning as a single feature, and spectacular when hung as a series. The small and medium Nguni Heads are available in both Natural and Ash Black.
THE SCALA COLLECTION
Designed for Aarhus Theater´s recently renovated Scala Foyer. The Scala series of stools, barstools, benches, and tables are lightweight, flexible-use seats fashioned from responsibly grown oak, with all the quality that comes with Danish craftsmanship.
The seating has cushions upholstered in naturally elegant hides from Sorensen Leather.
EKTA Holmes designer David Krynauw grew up in one of the largest forestry regions in South Africa. Being constantly surrounded by trees and timber, he developed an immense passion for the medium and started experimenting with it from a young age. In 2008, David decided to start his own furniture manufacturing business on his family farm in Piet Retief. His business grew steadily, and he moved to Johannesburg where he developed his own design language and method, enabling him to create anything – from a chair to a building – using parts and joining them in ingenious ways.
Krynauw’s work pushed the boundary in every possible way, and there is more to his designs than meets the eye. His attention to detail in the way his pieces are designed and created offers evidence of the mastery he holds over his craft. The accolades he has won creating bespoke wooden décor throughout a distinguished career speak volumes for the high regard in which he is held by the international design community. He now employs around 60 people, creating a wide variety of furniture pieces and architectural structures. David’s simplistic approach, ongoing passion, energy and love for his medium and craft is what sets him apart.
EKTA Firekeeper designer Knud Holscher graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1957. From 1960-64, he worked as a partner in the office of Arne Jacobsen as associate architect for the realisation of St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.
Knud has attracted international attention with products like d-line, a series of architectural fittings, spotlights for FLOS and the German light manufacturer ERCO, the bus shelters for JCDecaux and the Geberit sanitary products. Many of these iconic designs have become part of everyday life for people around the world.
EKTA Nguni Heads designer John Vogel has a design background in architecture and started making furniture as a student.
“I most enjoy exploring organic, nature inspired form, and the idea of form as an intuitive language which evokes an emotive response. After exploring work approaches in many materials I have chosen wood as my primary medium, I love the connection it has to the natural world and the fact that good forestry management can ensure a sustainable supply.
My design process involves moving to prototyping as early as possible, and evolving the design and production process alongside each other.”
Our work is all produced in our factory in Woodstock, Cape Town. We have a people oriented approach which includes training new staff from scratch and up skilling our workforce from handwork to management. Vogel is a family design and maker business run by husband and wife team John & Terri Vogel.
We strive for a closed cycle metabolism by designing smaller products that are made from our factory offcuts, minimising our waste outputs, as well as contributing towards tree planting.”
The EKTA Living Collection of Nguni Heads, Firekeeper and Furniture is available exclusively in Australia and New Zealand through Enjoy Living.
By David Krynauw
The precision of Krynauw’s design aesthetic meets an intriguing connective illusion in these side tables. The Danish aesthetic is wholly present in the simplicity of the lines and forms that make up the design. The connective intricacies of the table legs add an element of intrigue and character. Nest or style separately, and available in Dark Smoke, it’s recommended to preorder as quantities are limited and are strictly trade only.
Material: Oak | Glass
Short: W500 x H450 x D500mm
Medium: W440 x H560 x D440mm
By John Vogel
With a Scandi style aesthetic, and hand carved from ash wood, the design of the Nguni Heads was inspired by the horns of the indigenous Nguni cattle that wander the South African coastline. The horns have a minimalist appeal and can be used as a feature piece of wall art or as a functional wall hook with a twist. Adored for their artful versatility, Nguni Heads adorn the walls of many stylist’s homes. Visually stunning as a single feature, and spectacular when hung as a series, the small and medium Nguni Heads are available in both Natural and Ash Black.
Small 22cm x 19.5cm x 4cm
EK-30270 Natural Small
EK-30271 Natural Medium
Medium 45cm x 37cm x 6cm
EK-30274 Ash Black Small
EK-30275 Ash Black Medium
By Knud Holscher
Stainless Steel Body with a Matt Black Textured Finish
Lacquered Steel Mouthpiece
Dimensions: L 67 cm