From making baskets under a mango tree to creating stylish furniture, this is Josephine’s story
Tekura, Ghana’s number one go-to furniture maker and store, started with just two local artisans, crafting baskets under a mango tree. Now, the store is not just referred to as the go-to store for furniture in Ghana, it is also home to exquisite, stylish yet functional collections.
How did these all happen?
Josephine Forson, the founder of Tekura says that above everything else, everyone in Tekura has an obligation to ensure the highest level of excellence and quality. This rule is enforced strictly through supervision, checks and balances right from the pre-production stage until the final product is finished.
In partnership with Ghana’s Forest Research Institute and the Forestry Commission, Tekura sources reclaimed wood (off-cuts and dead wood) from forest plantations in Ghana for their furniture pieces and their designs are inspired by the rich culture of Africa.
As at now, the brand’s designs have been exhibited in USA and Europe, and won the Africa Growth Institute of South Africa’s Trade Sector Award in 2008.
Despite all of this, Josephine says Tekura’s vision is to be the world’s go-to brand for hand-crafted furniture and décor.