Malawi Stool/Side Table

people of the sun


  • colour: natural 
  • material: rattan, bamboo, blue gum
  • dimensions: 45cm deep x 45cm wide x 40cm tall
  • not to be used in humid environments 
  • indoors


The intricately woven patterns of the Malawi Stool are inspired by a simple lakeside chair found on the shores of Lake Malawi. By staying true to the essence of the original design, we have transformed it into an iconic piece that exudes a sense of cultural tradition.

Each stool is carefully handmade using blue gum, bamboo, and rattan, ensuring its timeless and elegant appeal.

People of the Sun is an award wining social enterprise - Working with the best artisans in Malawi - Producing unique, design-led home accessories and furnitures.

Malawi’s artisans have a centuries-old craft tradition using natural resources and generations of indigenous knowledge. Unfortunately these time honored cultural traditions, embedded in craftsmanship, are in danger of being lost and artisans are too often underserved as part of the informal economy.

People of the Sun is committed to reviving these techniques, through business innovation and a shift in consumer perception surrounding the value of handcraft, through Design. People of the Sun has developed a Circular Value Chain, generating social and economic opportunity for artisans at the bottom of the supply chain, while providing the market with highly desired home decor and furniture.