Furniture Friday: SNOB

There’s nothing snooty

about the furniture at SNOB. In fact, I am proud to introduce you to SNOB on today’s Furniture Friday post because this is one company that supports the South African artisan community.

Many of you may know SNOB furniture – the owner, Denise Zidel, has been featured in many design magazines (click HERE to preview a list) and has exhibited at top design shows, including IDS 2011 most recently.

SNOB serves buyers with the forward-thinking mentality of “art as furniture; furniture as art”. Denise proudly proclaims to hand-pick all furniture (accessories and lighting too) that SNOB sells. She encourages her customers to admire the quality behind the workmanship of the furniture:

“When you sit in their chair, admire their weaving, beading or handwork on the surface of each and every piece, you will feel the unique blend of colour and culture that I experience in my work every day.”

And now, time for some eye candy!

NGUNI CHAIRS - SOLID KIAAT WOOD & WOVEN CORD SEATS

BLONDE BAMILEKE - A SINGULAR PIECE OF WOOD MADE USING THE OLD PRINCIPLE OF NO BREAKS AS A SYMBOL OF CONTINUITY

NUPE STOOL - NIGERIAN HANDPAINTED DETAIL

FLOW CHAIR - HAND MADE OF IROKO WOOD, EXQUISITE WEAVE PATTERN WOVEN SEAT

ETHIOPIAN BED - AN OLD BED WITH A MODERN TWIST

GIACOMMETTI CONSOLE - HAND CARVED SOLID KIAAT

VARIOUS TABLES AND STOOLS - VARIETY OF TYPES OF WOOD

TWIG SIDE TABLE - MADE OF JACARANDA STICKS BY A GROUP OF WOMEN IN KWAZULU NATAL

CIRCLE TABLE/BENCH - SOLID JACARANDA WOOD & INNER KUDU HORN SIDE TABLE - POLISHED INNER KUDU HORNS WITH LEATHER DOUBLE STITCHED TOP

I love the organic forms and natural finishes in the products at SNOB.

Although many of the pieces are quite ethnic, they are simultaneously timeless and would look great as a focal piece in any contemporary or modern interior. If you’re in Toronto or the GTA, be sure to pop into SNOB on 388 Carlaw Avenue #202F for a view of the showroom. I’m sure there are a few goodies that you haven’t seen online!

All furniture photos courtesy of SNOB. Click HERE to visit SNOB’s official website.

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7 Comments

  1. I LOVE the wishbone inspired chairs at the top! So beautiful!

    It seems the Panamanian style is rubbing off on ya ;)

  2. The Panamanian style is lovely…so is the South African style :) Thanks for reading, lovey!

  3. love snob!!! i especially love the juju hat that’s trending these days… but the $675. price tag doesn’t agree with my pocket book at the moment. have a great weekend Tania!

  4. I have never been to SNOB, but I did see their booth at IDS and have seen them referenced many times in magazines and on Sarah’s shows. I think I may need to make a trip!! Hope you’re having a great weekend Tania!

  5. My weekend is going great so far, Shannon. I’ve never been to SNOB’s showroom, but I have seen SNOB at many design shows for years. I’ve always been a fan :)

  6. I love SNOB – they have the most wonderful collection of lighting!
    Hope all is good with you, and that you are not missing the snow too much.
    ;)

  7. Snob rocks :) Their lighting IS incredible! Thanks for the comment, Staci. I’m suffering from snow-and-slush withdrawal (yeah right), but I try to ease my unhappiness by taking a walk on the beach :) LOL

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