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The oversized, woven Paka Hanging Light is the result of a collaboration between Ghanaian handbag designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi of AAKS and South African jeweller Katherine-Mary Pichulik of jewellery line Pichulik

Upon meeting, the two creatives realised they shared an affinity for natural materials and an interest in interiors, and a collaborative concept consisting of a range of four hanging lights that would combine AAKS’ raffia expertise with Pichulik’s distinctive rope work was born. Working with her weavers, Afriyie-Kumi developed the main structure of the lights and freighted them to South Africa, where Pichulik and her team decorated the bold surfaces with coils of blue and gold rope. 

The Paka Hanging Light premiered with Design Network Africa at Maison & Objet 2016 in Paris and sold out on opening day. There are plans to further develop the collection into modular, totemic pieces that also play with proportion and colour.



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