ENITAN, is a Brooklyn-based vintage and repurposed furniture line founded by actor and activist, Gbenga Akinnagbe. A celebration of his Nigerian heritage and a new take on classic european furniture, ENITAN offers one-of-a-kind pieces that have been reimagined, upholstered in African wax print fabrics. The furnishings merge bright, bold patterns with classic silhouettes, and are the perfect story-telling pieces for any interior.
As described on their website,
Enitan means “person of story” in Yoruba culture.
The idea of our furniture, our spaces, and our lives being steeped in stories is the foundation of Enitan Vintage. Inspired by his heritage and world travels, actor, activist, humanitarian story-teller, Gbenga Akinnagbe re-envisions fine vintage furniture into ethnically elegant new pieces.
Each Enitan Vintage piece is selected for it’s quality and potential to be lovingly reimagined with cultural creativity. Our hope is they add joy to your own beautiful story.
Here’s a look at some of the pieces from their collection,
Chocolate Roses In A Pink Forest Settee
This beautiful antique Victorian Eastlake settee is up-cycled with pink top-quality African Dutch Wax fabric and ebony wood stain. In excellent condition with original casters.
Chocolate Roses In A Pink Forest Side Chair
African print Mid-Century Caned Dining Chairs
A cool, comfortable set of of four mid-century caned dining chairs, reimagined with a bold top-quality African Dutch Wax print fabric. The gentle scoop back wood frames curve for comfortable seating and never-ending dining. The wood is in good vintage condition with original finish, and the caning is aged beautifully without any wear or holes.
Sexy MF Accent Chair
We love this indigo treatment to this beautiful wingback chair! This comfortable wingback in its trendy blue indigo will make all your guests swoon – whether it’s placed in a living room, bedroom or home office space. Reupholstered with authentic heavyweight mudcloth fabric from Mali, bronze tack finish, all new cushioning and a fresh new stain on the legs, this vintage piece will shine for many decades ahead.