Afrika: A Seating Collection Inspired by a Tailored Suit

Reminiscent of a man’s tailored suit, the Afrika Sofa Collection, is a sleek seating series with clean lines and neutral gray fabrics. Designed by Jorge Pensi for Carmenes, the minimal form of the design is punctuated with colorful bars that are embedded in the sides of the armrests and continue around to form the legs of each piece.


The lacquered metal strips are customizable in any RAL color so it will fit into any decor. I love how they paired the bright red with the charcoal gray fabric on the sofa. Available as a sofa, an armchair, and a swivel chair, at Mondo Collection.



Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.