OKUTA 

THE OKUTA COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY ANCIENT YORUBA STONE MURALS. THE COLLECTION EXPLORES THE ORGANIC AND NATURAL FORMS OF LATE 14TH CENTURY YORUBA DESIGN. ITS COMBINATION OF WOOD, BRASS, GLASS, CERAMIC AND GOLD LEAF, EMBODIES THE RICHNESS THAT THE AFRICAN CONTINENT AND YORUBA CULTURE HAVE TO OFFER. THE RAW, DARK OFFCUTS OF WOOD JUXTAPOSED WITH THE SMOOTH TEXTURE OF BRASS AND GLASS CREATE A POETIC SYNERGY WHERE ART MEETS DESIGN. THE DELIBERATE USE OF GOLD LEAF REFERS BACK TO A LONG HISTORY OF A CULTURAL AFFINITY TO USING COLOUR TO ENHANCE AND TRANSFORM PALACES, SHRINES, CLOTHES AND ART WORK. WITH EVERY PIECE CREATED TO EPITOMISE FUNCTIONAL ART, THE OKUTA COLLECTION OFFERS A GATEWAY TO THE SECRET WORLD OF ANCIENT AFRICAN STORY TELLING. THE FUNCTIONAL ART COLLECTION RANGES FROM SERVING BOARDS, BOWLS, TEA SETS, JUGS, DECANTERS AND CERAMICS THAT ARE DESIGNED NOT ONLY TO BRING A PIECE OF LUXURY INTO YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE, BUT ALSO EMBODY AFRICA’S HISTORY OF RICH ORGANIC DESIGNS, COLOUR AND STORYTELLING. 

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