Desk Accessories from Africa, via West Elm by

Issue 36 · Get to Work · September 6, 2012

Desk Accessories from Africa, via West Elm

Issue 36 · Get to Work · September 6, 2012

Papier-mâché desk accessories good enough for use beyond the office.

We're loving these papier-mâché office goods spotted at West Elm. Made by a collaborative from Wola Nani, a Cape Town–based AIDS–awareness nonprofit, the accessories are made from recycled pieces of paper with an oil based finish. The collection consists of four different products in four patterns. N.B.: Wola Nani is a Xhosa word meaning “we embrace and develop one another.”

Wola Nani Pencil Cups

Above: Pencil Cups in four different patterns; $12 each.

Wola Nani Trays

Above: Tray in Camel Spot; $16.

Wola Nani Wastebaskets

Above: Waste Basket in Black Hatch; $39.

Wola Nani Small Bowls

Above: Small Bowl in Red Dot; $12.



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