In addition to “crazy steel bases” such as the one used in the MOFTI Table, Eric Engdahl, the owner of Unity Makers, loves making things from offcuts. Purely by chance, Eric found some Jacaranda logs at a timber yard “somewhere in Rosslyn, way off the beaten track”. The log was split into several pieces, part of which was used to make this wine rack.
The steel tube was initially for the Unity Makers workshop, which Eric designed and built just off Ngong Road. The long tube was cut into pieces and joined to hold 33 bottles of wine.
An American family that collects furniture from across Africa bought this wine rack and several other pieces of furniture from Unity Makers. Eric gives each project a three-letter code based on the name of the client. Given the unique nature of this design and the way Eric came across the wood, it seems particularly apt that this design is named after that client.
Photograph courtesy of Unity Makers.