TheUrbanative is a contemporary African furniture and product design company in South Africa. The furniture and products are differentiated by the juxtaposition of abstracted African cultural graphics, motifs, lines and forms with the functionality & look and feel of modern, midcentury and bauhaus furniture silhouettes guided by the philosophies of craft, collaboration, authenticity and evolution.
All of the products are designed and manufactured in South Africa.
Started by Mpho Vackier an engineer turned furniture designer, TheUrbanative constantly explores the role of culture and cultural representations in modern societies, with the aim of telling contemporary African stories through furniture and product design.
What We BELIEVE
We BELIEVE that design should make life better.
We BELIEVE in Form and Function.
We BELIEVE that functional design can always look good.
We BELIEVE in authentic design.
We BELIEVE simplicity is sophistication.
We BELIEVE in studio pets.
We BELIEVE in collaborations with amazing creatives!
We BELIEVE AFRICA is the ultimate place to be.