Wanderlust Wonders: Adventure-Ready Luxury Portable Furniture

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The following design story was written by Meg Bartos, the founder of kanju interiors. 

Warm days and evenings are about to get an incredibly special upgrade thanks to our newest partnership— It is such an honor to introduce and carry exquisite safari furniture by The African Touch, and it's hard to put into words just how excited we are at kanju to finally be able to share the news! Welcome to their world of wanderlust meets wonderful craftsmanship. 

"Luxury pieces that are easily portable and storable for outdoor use wherever your adventures may take you."

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Zimbabwe is one of my favorite places on earth, not only for its incredible natural beauty, but for its rich history and its amazing cultures and people. Zimbabweans are renowned worldwide for their magnificent skill in both stone and woodworking, carving and carpentry at the highest levels. Zimbabweans also have a deep reverence for the natural world and the rich natural materials that they use to craft their masterpieces, and we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with The African Touch, founded and based in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 

This remarkable company has been crafting exquisite furniture for over 30 years, with a focus on luxury heritage designs that are easily portable and storable for outdoor use wherever your adventures may take you... but stunning enough to also be permanent functional pieces in your home. 

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Beyond the craftsmanship, the detail, and the absolutely superb quality and beauty inherent in every single African Touch piece, we are honored to be connected to a company with whom we share a deep commitment to so many similar values:

— History. Handcrafting furniture since 1992. 

— Locally made. Every piece is made completely by hand in Zimbabwe, from local hardwoods which are some of the most robust, spectacular, and finest in the world, all sustainably harvested. 

— Creativity. The uniqueness of the incredible hardwoods that are available in Zimbabwe means that African Touch's master craftsmen have also evolved tools and methods of woodworking that are completely unique to them and unknown in other wood joinery shops worldwide. 

— Shared value. All senior craftsmen have a share in the business. 

— Community nurturing. Insistence on a completely local, completely sustainable supply chain and apprenticeship program that ensures a long term and sustainable future in their local community. 

To learn even more about this remarkable company and their products and principles, please take a moment to enjoy a video on the story of The African Touch, here.

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The African Touch furniture, crafted with the spirit of Zimbabwe's vast landscapes and rich cultural heritage, offers versatility that transcends traditional home decor. These exquisite pieces, designed for both the adventurous soul and the homebody, can reimagine spaces in numerous imaginative ways:

— As a serene outdoor retreat, imagine transforming your garden or balcony into a tranquil oasis, where foldable safari chairs and tables create a cozy nook for morning meditations, surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature.

— A traveler's companion, these portable pieces are perfect for setting up a comfortable seating area during camping trips or beach outings, offering a touch of luxury amidst the wilderness or by the sea, allowing you to enjoy the sunset in unparalleled comfort.

— The sports family, experience the joy of your favorite sports game like never before with our premium collapsible chairs, the perfect companion for any sports family. Bid farewell to the days of uncomfortable sidelines seating and embrace the upgrade your "soccer mom chair" deserves. Make every game memorable by bringing the comfort of home to the field. Enjoy the big match like never before, seated in luxury that travels with you.

— Nestled outdoors fireside, immerse yourself in the warmth and tranquility of an outdoor setting,  nestled fireside, a cozy retreat designed to enhance your evenings under the stars. This idyllic setup invites you to indulge in the simple pleasures of fireside chats that can extend well into the night, creating memories and bonding moments. And for an even sweeter experience, why not roast marshmallows and enjoy delicious s'mores?

— A creative workspace, transform a corner of your home into an inspiring workspace with a foldable safari chair and table. This setup not only saves space but also offers a unique backdrop for those moments of creativity, whether you're sketching, writing, or simply enjoying a change of scenery.

— An educational adventure, for families, these pieces can turn a simple backyard into a learning environment, where children can sit comfortably as they explore new books, crafts, or even a telescope for stargazing, instilling a sense of adventure and curiosity.

— A romantic evening setting, lastly, these safari chairs and tables can transform your outdoor space into a romantic getaway, perfect for candlelit dinners under the stars, creating a memorable and intimate experience without leaving home.

The African Touch furniture embodies not just the essence of luxury and adventure but also versatility, enabling users to craft their unique stories, whether at home or in the embrace of nature.

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If you've ever been lucky enough to go on an African safari, there is a good chance that you've also been lucky enough to luxuriate and lounge in their amazing furniture pieces. But whether or not you've had the chance to tick that experience off your bucket list, now you can experience the same on-the-go luxury wherever else your travels may take you… whether to wild, wide-open spaces, or the comfort of your own backyard. The summer sunsets just got a serious upgrade. 

Thank you for joining us on the next step of our journey! 

Shop the full collection by The African Touch.

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As the sun stretches its golden rays over the horizon, inviting us into warm days and enchanting evenings, kanju Interiors is thrilled to unveil a collaboration that redefines the essence of outdoor luxury. It's a true honor to introduce the exquisite safari furniture crafted by The African Touch, marking a partnership where wanderlust meets exceptional craftsmanship.