The Story

In 2006, furniture manufacturer La Brousse moved its wood workshop from Dakar to an old orchard on the edge of the Senegalese village of Yenne Tode.

Over the years, it converted the surrounding land into large gardens and transformed the barren mango orchard into an oasis, with plants and trees from all over the world. The newly built villas, decorated with both local and internationally renowned art and interior design, subsequently turned the compounds into an exotic retreat.

The Designs

Three of the villas were designed by Dutch architect Bas van der Pol, Le Bunker is a design by the Belgian architect Wim de Vos.

The wooden furniture, made in the workshop located between the two compounds, Lakeside and Hillside, are designs by Rietveld, Brancusi, George Nakashima, Alexandre Noll, Enzo Mari, Atelier van Asseldonk, Hans van Bentem and the polspotten design team. The walls are decorated with work by Camara Gueye, Soly Cissé, Lo Ba (Babacar Lo), Komla Eza, Cheikh Ndiaye, Ibrahima Kébé and Mookie (Mohammed Coulibaly).

The Photography

The photographs found on this website are a selection taken from the portfolio of Aleide Tomson. They are subject to copyright, and can not be used without the approval of the photographer. For more of her work please contact her directly.

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