Patrizia Moroso's celebrated m'Afrique collection was launched in 2009, and new pieces have been added over time. Kiwis ...

Patrizia Moroso’s celebrated m’Afrique collection was launched in 2009, and new pieces have been added over time. Kiwis looking for a splash of bright colour and imaginative design can find m’Afrique items at Matisse.

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In 2009, celebrated Italian furniture manufacturer Moroso launched the m’Afrique collection – a group of outdoor furniture designed by some of the biggest names in contemporary design, using sustainably sourced materials, hand-made in African communities.

Patrizia Moroso is the creative director of her family’s eponymous company and one of the most influential names in contemporary furniture.

Moroso’s husband, Senegalese artist and designer Abdou Salam Gaye, was a driving force behind the m’Afrique collection. Over the years, other designers have contributed to the line.

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Last year, specialty book publisher Gestalten released Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa.

“Design is such an important and growing industry in Africa,” said writer and editor Katie de Klee, who contributed to the book. “In often challenging and resource-scarce environments, design in the Africa continent requires a certain type of creative alchemy that it doesn’t elsewhere.”

Patrizia Moroso said, at the 2009 launch of the m’Afrique collection: “Multifaceted, modern Africa deserves to be known and sustained for the originality of the creative languages with which it enriches global culture. The African continent is extraordinarily rich in creativity, materials and ideas that are sources of inspiration and nourishment for us.”

Closer to home, furniture and accessories inspired by Africa are available from boutique and specialty homeware retailers.

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These are two of the newest additions to the m'Afrique collection. Like the rest of the line, they're woven from ...

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These are two of the newest additions to the m’Afrique collection. Like the rest of the line, they’re woven from polyethylene fibre, which is also used for fishing nets.

These oversized black-and-white prints would be a striking addition to an animal-loving child's room.

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These oversized black-and-white prints would be a striking addition to an animal-loving child’s room.

Some of the original pieces from the m'Afrique collection.
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