Asili is a collaborative design platform with social impact. We guide collaborations between contemporary designers and East African artisans.
Each partnership considers the true character of a natural material within a modern design framework. Through collaborating with like minded designers, architects and brands, we aim to produce quality, ethically designed pieces that will in turn, provide business and a sustainable income for our artisans and their families
Asili x Città
An example of our most recent collaboration is with Citta, a New Zealand designed homeware company.
Thoughtfully designed by Citta’s design team and bought to life by our talented team of carvers in Kenya. The olive wood range consists of round serving boards, serving spoons and utensils.
Each piece has been individually handcrafted from our Kenyan reclaimed olive wood, sourced from abandoned olive wood tree stumps that would have otherwise been discarded.
The unique grain and texture of the Olive Wood makes each piece completely unique.