Iman Designs: Embracing Local Woods for Sustainable Interior Design in Zanzibar

As an interior design company based in Zanzibar, Iman Designs is committed to supporting local
artisans and businesses by incorporating local woods into our designs. We believe that by using locally
sourced materials, we can create designs that are not only beautiful but also sustainable and socially

Zanzibar is home to some of the most beautiful and unique woods in the world. Each type of wood
has its own distinct qualities that make it valuable and special. At Iman Designs, we specialize in several
wood types, including Mninga wood, Teak wood, and Dhow wood, and we believe that each type of
wood has something unique to offer.

One of the reasons why we focus on using local woods is that we recognize the unique beauty and
quality that each type of wood offers. For example, Mninga wood is known for its durability, strength,
and resistance to termites, while teak wood is valued for its natural oils that make it resistant to water
damage and decay. Dhow wood, on the other hand, is a type of wood that is salvaged from old wooden
dhows that were once used for transportation and trading in the Indian Ocean.

By incorporating these local woods into our designs, we can create pieces that showcase the natural
beauty of the wood, as well as the skill of the local artisans who work with them. We work closely with
local suppliers to ensure that the wood we use is harvested responsibly and sustainably. This is
important to us because we believe in preserving the environment and supporting the local economy.
By using local woods, we reduce our carbon footprint by minimizing the transportation needed to bring
materials to our workshop.

At Iman Designs, we are proud to be able to showcase the natural beauty of local woods in our designs.
Each piece we create is one-of-a-kind, showcasing the natural variations in the wood and the skill of
the artisan who crafted it. We specialize in creating custom furniture, accessories, and home decor
pieces that are unique to each client. Whether you are looking for a custom-designed piece of furniture
or a one-of-a-kind accessory, we can help. We encourage our clients to consider the use of locally
sourced materials, such as the local woods we incorporate into our designs, when selecting furniture
and decor for their homes.

In addition to our commitment to using locally sourced materials, we also prioritize sustainability in
other aspects of our business. For example, we use eco-friendly materials and practices whenever
possible, and we try to reduce waste by recycling and repurposing materials.

Thank you for considering Iman Designs for your interior design needs. We look forward to working
with you to create beautiful, sustainable, and unique designs that reflect your style and personality