Mabela, a unique and creative art stool of natural fibers is born to challenge the traditional concepts of the Crafstsmanship. Created by the passionated craftswoman Dora in Straw Work over a clean contemporary design.
Mabela is a collectible artwork inspired by the natural elements with natural look of fibers to enhance the legacy of Arts & Crafts and to enrich the ancestral technique in a present-day design objet.
Deconstructing the Strawork Techniques, popular among the Viennese chairs and the mid century modern, this art piece evokes the most ancient Angolan traditions in which interlaced straw covered the interiors of the people’s homes in African villages.
Although the deep knowledge and passion of the master artisan Dora the challenge to develop the original shape of the Carved stool, from Boca do Lobo collection, was arduous, but not impossible.
After several long days, the experimental and creative process of trial and error, full of dedication, care and years of experience was to achieve the masterpiece interlacing straw in such a way to cover the unusual work object. Persistence and passion in the field were the secrets that allowed the master artisan Dora to discover how to use straw in this shape.
It was with extremelly intelligence and delicacy of the master artisan Dora hands’ could keep natural and clear look to the piece’s original design. Thin fibers was interlaced and crossed carefully in the master piece, by the delicate craftswoman’s hands, following the african Straw Web Work tradition.
Mabela was conceived by the Culture for Arts & Crafts, a project supported by Covet Foundation where artisans, plastic artists, and designers keep alive the spirit of experimentation by challenging manufacturing skills of finest Craftsmanship to create the artpieces of excellence.
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