Exploring forms that feel familiar yet new, playful yet elegant, Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck drew inspiration from the goblet drums of West Africa, champagne corks from dinner parties, and forest mushrooms from their kids' summer camps. Djembe distills these familiar, often celebratory forms with a soft, organic, and playful hand.
Djembe comes in 2 expressions—a monolithic built-to-the-floor version or a light and airy metal rod base. Both have a swivel seat. As an option, you can cap the bottom of the built-to-the-floor Djembe in powder-coated metal for a more layered material and color expression. Three heights are available, with the tallest two incorporating a circular metal foot ring. Djembe can be upholstered in two knitted fabrics from Kvadrat Febrik, each available in a wide range of colors.
Powder Coat - Color
Powder Coat - Neutrals
Powder Coat - Metallics
Ayse Birsel is the Co-founder and Creative Director of the award-winning design and innovation studio, Birsel+Seck, and the creator of Design the Life You Love, a coursework and book that teaches non-designers how to create a meaningful life using her design process, Deconstruction: Reconstruction™, and its tools.
Bibi Seck is the Co-founder of the award-winning design and innovation studio, Birsel+Seck, and the founder of Dakar Next, a design studio-laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. Bibi was born in Paris and spent his formative years in London, Paris and Dakar. He received his Master’s degree in industrial design in 1990 from ESDI, Paris.