Nandipha Mntambo turns Afropunk ideas into functional seating

February 19, 2022 - Sean O'Toole | Wallpaper

A new exhibition by Nandipha Mntambo features the artist’s first venture into furniture, on view at Cape Town’s Southern Guild until 8 April 2022


South African artist Nandipha Mntambo’s first venture into functional sculpture, now on view at Cape Town design gallery Southern Guild (until 8 April 2022), features four extraordinary Afropunk interpretations of classic seating. Alongside a shaggy stool inspired by traditional raffia costumes worn by West African village guardians, Mntambo has created a throne-like chair made from zebra hide, and crafted a eucalyptus-wood chaise longue featuring 60 hand-rolled leather tentacles.


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