Aladdin’s Cave

A selection of Africa’s top designers were brought together for the DNA/PACE fair, an exclusive collaborative showcase, held from 24-27 September at Market on Main in Johannesburg. Market on Main’s industrial setting became… Continue reading

Haldane Martin

New network for African designers

Story by : Elle Decoration SA (14.09.2011) 30 Leading designers from Africa will be brought together for the first time for Design Network Africa, a new design initiative launched by local company Source.… Continue reading

Africa’s Designer DNA

Story by : Visi Magazine (13.09.2011) A brand – new design initiative – Design Network Africa (DNA) – is brining together 30 African designers from 15 countries together to shift the perception that… Continue reading

This one for Africa

Marjorie Wallace

Having graduated with a degree in painting from Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town, Marjorie Wallace is a gifted ceramic artist who produces fine porcelain objects, which she scratches,… Continue reading


                    Established in 2000 in response to Zimbabwe’s growing HIV-AIDS crisis, Zienzele has woven a name for itself with its standout beautiful sisal berejena… Continue reading

Hamed Ouattara

‘I am always working to bring out a design that reflects the realities of Africa,’ says painter and furniture designer Hamed Ouattara of his wildly original mixed media furniture pieces. ‘My goal is… Continue reading

Tekura Designs

Known for its contemporary interpretations of legendary Ashanti and Fanti cultural artistry, each of Tekura’s beautiful and functional furniture designs in wood is created by master artisans under the direction of Josephine and… Continue reading

Sanaa Tamu

Simultaneously exploring traditional and contemporary design, the family of 25 artisans who make up Sanaa Tamu (a Swahili name that means ‘sweet art’) started making dhow furniture and handmade interior | exterior décor… Continue reading