Inspired by the shy and elusive mountain antelope from the Bale Mountains of East Africa, the hand-carved armrests and legs of this chair echo the Nyala’s distinctive soaring horns and sturdy hind legs. Staying true to the non-territorial nature of the Nyala, the chair blends with the design pallet of modern living spaces while maintaining its individuality.
Unfortunately the population of the antelope that inspired this chair has declined from over 25K to under 2.5K in the last 30 - 40 years. In the Bale Mountain region, there are around a thousand remaining.
To heighten awareness of this decline, we will limit lifetime production to 1,000 - One chair to represent each antelope on the Bale Mountain. A portion of sales will be donated to support research or conservation field work in Bale Mountains National Park.