Iklwa Collection

Iklwa is designed by rising talent Mac Collins, in what is the designer’s first ever consumer collection. Together with Benchmark, Collins has created a collection that fuses his African-Caribbean roots with British craft.  The Iklwa family is derived from Collins’ original Indigo-blue Iklwa Chair which earned him the title of winner of the inaugural Cræftiga Awards in 2018.

Iklwa Side Table


Material Options

white oiled ash

Ash White Oil

white oiled oak

Oak Whitened Oil

Earth Orange

Mac’s composition of powerful, spear-like forms is in tune with the ideas of Afrocentrism and Afrofuturism. Much like a throne, the visually intense high back of the Iklwa Lounge Chair is intended to frame, enhance, and empower those who sit in it.

‘The opportunity to support a young designer has been paramount to Benchmark since it was founded. A personal passion of mine, it was wonderful to be able to support Mac in crafting this piece for a wider audience whilst also allowing him to explore his creative freedom in terms of the collection influence and his African-Caribbean roots.’

Sean Sutcliffe, MD