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
This stunning Victorian Eastlake side chair is sold separately or as we’d love to see it together with the Chocolate Roses in a Pink Forest settee. Up-cycled with pink top-quality African Dutch Wax fabric and ebony wood stain. The chair is in excellent condition, boasting original casters.
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.
Ghana Love Side Chair
This dark wood Empire style side chair is repurposed with a new cushion and vivid top-quality African Dutch Wax print. With vibrant colors and gorgeous lines, this piece will add confidence to your desk, foyer, bedroom, or living room.
Lost In Your Accent Chair
Full of character, this antique walnut Victorian spoon back chair is given new life with all new cushioning and bold beautiful top-quality African Dutch Wax print fabric. Double welt finish, turned legs culminating in new vintage style casters.
The Love Shield Side Chair
Comfortable and sturdy, this antique style shield back wholesome arm chair is revived in a new colorful top-quality African Dutch Wax Print fabric along with a new coat of glossy dark mahogany wood stain.
The Little Prince Vanity Chair
Truly a unique and precious little chair, boasting newly stained wood in a dark tudor color and paired with a playful top-quality African Wax Print fabric from Tanzania. The petite wood frame is ornate with a low back and sits on beautiful cabriole legs.
The Iron Roses Swivel Bar Stools
Loaded with charm this pair of Mid Century vintage wrought iron swivel bar stools stole our heart at first sight! They are sold as a pair, updated with new seat cushioning and a vibrant top-quality African Dutch Wax fabric.
Rosie Gaines, Y’all Settee
One-of-a-kind repurposed and up-cycled settee. This statement piece can comfortably seat 2-3 while accenting ornate and modest surroundings alike. Fashioned from a salvaged Frenchstyle settee and top-quality African Dutch Wax fabric. Designed in collaboration with xnasozi.
Nigerian Midnight With Stars Dining Chairs
This beautiful set of oak wood Mid Century dining chairs offer sturdy seats with new cushioning freshly reupholstered in a Nigerian Adire cotton fabric. The solid tiger oak wood is in great condition and built to last.
Nothing Compares 2 U Settee
This one-of-a-kind French Bergère style love seat evokes an old meets new juxtaposition. It is a bold statement piece re-purposed with a romantic navy African Dutch Wax fabric and ornate dark wood details – and will comfortably sit you and your ‘nothing compares to you’. Fashioned with love from a restored antique settee and upholstered with all new cushioning and a top-quality African Dutch Wax fabric.