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Perfectly imperfect - no two are the same

Posted on December 14 2021



Please note that all of our Malawi Cane products are handmade in remote areas of Africa. They are created with hand tools to chisel the leg shape and seat structure, plus the artisans use a bicycle wheel to shape the iconic back-support frame of the chair.  




You will likely the following elements are not defects of a Malawi chair – they are standard features of our product:

  • Variations in the weave designs
  • Imperfections in securing and finishing-off the end of fibre
  • Variation in colour and tone of natural raw cane
  • Soft frays of fibre can appear along the strands of the cane
  • Exposing of the timber framework can appear
  • Natural knots can be seen along the fibres
  • Splitting, chips, cracking, natural defects and leeching of natural oils are present in natural timbers and are not considered faults
  • Irregularities in shapes, colours, surfaces and finishes may be present
  • Variations in seat height
  • Variations in size (give or take a 2cm!)
  • Specifications in size and finish may differ from those stated or shown and the actual items may vary from catalogue or website images.

    All of these attributes are celebrated as natural imperfections that we value as high-end artistic talent to create these truly beautiful and unique chairs.


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