At Nkuku (Nuh-ku-ku), we create beautifully handmade home and lifetsyle products. We work with artisans throughout the world, combining timeless design with natural materials. Whether it’s the makers’ distinctive style, the character of the piece, the inspiration behind its origins, there’s always more to tell than meets the eye. Every product has a story...
The Beauty of Handmade
There is a great deal to tell about the character and personalities of the artisans we work with. We have travelled from Devon to Asia, interviewing over one hundred of the artisans behind our collections; discovering their personalities, aspirations and talents. The relationship between an artisan and a beautiful handmade piece creates a story, which makes each product not a mass market item, but an individually crafted piece. The traditional skills used by our suppliers have been handed down from generation to generation.
We value this age-old knowledge and hope to help keep it alive. We love the character in each item, the handmade nature of our products is what we believe sets us apart. We want to protect these skills.
Ethical, Eco Friendly & Handmade
The materials we work with shape our collections and play a key part in our look and values. We choose to work with natural, recycled and reclaimed materials through sustainable methods of production.
A WORD FROM THE BRAND
14 years ago we set out on a life-changing adventure, travelling the world and coming across talented craftspeople and their beautiful work along the way. It inspired us to do something different, so we moved to rural Devon and started working with artisans throughout the world, supporting and celebrating their skills by bringing their products to a wider audience. Our name was borrowed from a hut in Zambia, our business plan jotted on the cover of a paperback and our first order was for exquisite leather journals that we still sell today.