ASILI is a collaborative design platform with social impact.
Our name borrows from the Swahili word for essence, genesis, the source of something. It stands for the truth or fundamental nature of a person or object.
Asili was established as a means to work with East African artisans and their respective materials.
Asili is a homeware & object design brand. Through our own range and collaborations 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. We strive to ensure the production of our products has only a positive impact on the environment and communities who create them.
Why we started
ASILI was established as a way to bring ideas together; heritage and present day, craft and industry. Each partnership considers the true character of a natural material within a modern design framework.