Modern design for me is all about simplicity, sustainability and originality – South African design initiative, Native Decor, ticks all these boxes and I’ve been eyeing their work out since around Christmas time last year.
“Native Decor is the brainchild of Vusani Ravele. He started this business as a part-time hobby from his living room in 2015 after receiving a cordless drill as a Valentine’s Day gift. He simply couldn’t stop making and drilling holes into things. Fast-forward to a year later and he found himself making history on Mnet’s Shark Tank SA TV show. Vusi became the first entrepreneur to benefit from a lucrative investment deal with his present day business partner, Gil Oved of The Creative Counsel.” (from the website)
I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their clever little wine holders (such a great gift idea), coffee pod holders and doggy lamp – I’ve recently seen some new products added to the mix too – pot plant holders, Madiba coasters – minimalist vibes at their best!
“Ultimately if we can’t have fun making it, we won’t go down that road.” – what a great attitude!
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