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A Roorkhee Chair my father, Stefan, made inspired me to start  Ayke and WhatNot in 2016. 

The chair's timeless design, history and impressive craftsmanship gave me the idea to create a glamping furniture collection of quality crafted wood furniture for glamping businesses who want to offer sustainable, comfortable and unique accommodation experiences for their guests. 

These pieces would be part of thoughtfully designed spaces with sustainability, craftsmanship and comfort in mind. 

Most of the pieces in the collection are made by my father, Stefan Benadé, a woodworker. I am a 'maker in the making, and am currently learning about woodworking from him. 

I hope you find a unique piece to add to your glamping site as you explore the collection. 


Maryke Benadé | Founder and Creative Director


Quality wood furniture and décor pieces made to order with a focus on traditional craftsmanship using quality and responsibly sourced material.


Your order supports the planting of one native New Zealand tree through the Trees That Count initiative.



Client Focussed

Clear and consistent client communication and personal project consultation.


Continued education about our craft to ensure that we follow best practises when we create your furniture and décor piece.  

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