Porky Hefer is perhaps one of Africa's most innovative designers. His human-scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture--beautifully crafted, functional yet alive; somehow evocative of the wilderness.
A staunch environmentalist, and fascinated by the weaver bird, Hefer's life-size nests, woven with Kooboo Cane, are a result of his in-depth study into this social bird's nest-building skills.
Making use of traditional techniques and crafts that focus on the hand rather than machinery, he ensures that age-old skills are preserved and kept relevant in a modern era.
His designs have become much-loved fixtures on the global design...