Porky Hefer: Designing with ethical conscience.

Position:SOUTH AFRICA
 
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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...

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