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Sitting Pretty: Malawi Chairs


Meet the newest piece in our collection of goods from afar - the Malawi Chair. We’re excited to add these timeless chairs designed in the spirit of the African Savanna for the modern bohemian home. Handwoven by skilled artisans in Malawi from bamboo and rattan with a unique structured shape to create a seat that’s comfortable, sturdy and airy (think of the cool breeze blowing through the open weaving on a warm day). They look fabulous grouped around a dining table, coupled together on the patio or placed solo in a corner as a distinctive accent piece.

In addition to being a beloved home decor piece, each chair helps provide sustainable work for low-income artisans in Malawi. This is a country ranked as the poorest on the planet (according to the World Bank), but considered to be on of the friendliest on the continent, nicknamed the “warm heart of Africa.” Weaving skills are passed from generation to generation, and these indigenous crafts along with others, are one way to help provide work to help strengthen rural communities.

Our Malawi chairs are available by special order. You can see them in person in our Petaluma studio, shop online or email us at for details on how to place an order.


  • Size: 32” high - 30” wide - 23” deep
  • Materials: bamboo, rattan & blue gum tree
  • Handmade in Malawi

Malawi chairs in action...


Pair of Malawi chairs in living room

Image via Once Daily Chic  

 Malawi chairs as dining table chairs

Image via Pinterest


Malawi chairs around firepit

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Malawi chairs in Australian home

Image via Homes to Love 


Pair of Malawi chairs by pool

Image via Bohemian Lullaby (Tumblr) 



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