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Autumn in Paris

Autumn kicks off in Paris with the infamous trade show Maison et Objet. It is essentially a trade only event but many Parisians take the opportunity to browse the show for inspiration and ideas. This exhibition takes trade stand design to a whole new level with companies constructing entire buildings to showcase their new collections. [...]

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Behind the scenes: Autumn Winter 2015 Photo Shoot

The new Autumn Winter Collection  was exciting to shoot as it includes a variety of materials and textures and our creative team has been busy bringing these new pieces to life. As usual we have been on the hunt for new and unusual places to set the scenes for our lifestyle photography.  The search took us far and [...]

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Summer Dining

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the summer months at Nkuku. We’re excited about paddling in the sea, outdoor music festivals, and above all dining outdoors with friends. We think our collection looks perfect in an alfresco dining setting, but we thought we’d consult some experts about how to make the perfect summer salad. Here are the favourite recipes of our [...]

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Christmas décor – festive brights and cool silvers

Create the perfect Christmas setting and decorate your home and Christmas table with beautiful ethical products from recycled glass t lights, fair trade ceramics and handmade decorations. Bring your Christmas table to life with glittering silver t lights, copper lanterns, atmospheric candle light, beautiful berried holly and richly coloured fruits. Deck the halls with pretty [...]

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Behind the scenes: autumn/winter photo shoot 2014

The autumn winter photo shoot was always going to be a challenge, with over three hundred new lines to photograph the creative team had their work cut out. Looking for suitable locations for the shoot took the team far and wide in Devon from beautiful country homes, to ramshackle sheds, warehouses and boatyards and we [...]

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Catching up with Nkuku Stockists

In this week’s blog Nkuku Sales Manager, Denise has shared some news from her road trips over the last few months: “We are right in the middle of trade show season and I have literally just returned from Maison et Objet, the most wonderful show and a great opportunity to catch up with some of [...]

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The Beauty of Handmade

We are passionate about handmade products; whilst on our travels throughout Africa and Asia we were inspired and captured by the traditional skills and age-old techniques that we saw being used. The beauty and quality of our products depends heavily upon the materials used to create them. We spend time selecting colours and textures to [...]

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Part two of our journey was to take us to Ranakpur – this amazing Jain temple is a site to behold.    As we hopped across the burning sun heated ground (no shoes inside) we climbed the steep steps and left the scorching sun to be met with the cool and calm of the temple. We all [...]

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  Sales Manager, Denise shares her experiences from Paris: Maison & Objet is like no other show. The size and scale is overwhelming, the constructions enormous and the creativity inspiring. It’s Nkuku’ s fourth Paris show and for the set up team and the sales team this time we feel we got the organization sussed- [...]

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The days are finally getting longer and maybe even a fraction warmer (OK so it’s freezing!) As you emerge from winter here are some inspirational interior ideas from Nkuku, perfect for an outside summer house or log cabin. These beautiful rustic textures create the perfect back drop for our warm red and natural jute rugs. [...]

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  • Nkuku specialise in eco friendly, fairly traded homeware and gifts. Our products are inspired by the traditional skills of artisans throughout Africa and India. We combine contemporary design with age old traditions, natural materials and sustainable methods of production. We passionately support fair trade and consider the environment in everything we do.