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SEATING

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We ship Internationally,  contact us at hello@theurbanative.com for more info.
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Natural & Recycled

materials

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Made in Africa

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Woman founded

& supports local communities

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Preservation of culture & cultural techniques & ways of making

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Crafting & handmade processes

Visit ALWAYS WELCOME in Kramerville, Johannesburg-Planet World, ALWAYS WELCOME in Cape Town City Centre, Heritage House & BECK ERNST in Parkhurst in Johannesburg to see a selection of our products.

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Please get in touch if you would like to enquire about becoming a stockist.

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OUR STORY

TheUrbanative is a contemporary South African furniture and product design company based in Johannesburg.

 

The furniture and products are differentiated by the juxtaposition of abstracted African cultural and heritage inspirations with the functionality & aesthetic qualities of modern furniture silhouettes, exploration of materials & technologies; whilst guided by the philosophies of story telling, craft, sustainability, collaboration and design evolution.

 

All of the products are designed and manufactured in South Africa. Started in 2017 by Mpho Vackier (a process engineer turned interior &furniture designer). TheUrbanative's work is a constant exploration of the role of culture and heritage representations. Along with that concepts of visibility & representation of African cultures in modern societies  with the ultimate intention of telling cultural/heritage stories through modern furniture and product design for the urban native.

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With a firm belief in the idea and the benefits of collaborative working relationships we work with a range of talented multidisciplinary professionals to offer inspired and imaginative and multifunctional design solutions.

We would love to collaborate with you, drop us an email at hello@theurbanative.com

We BELIEVE that design should make life better.

We BELIEVE in the power of Form & Functionality.

We BELIEVE in authentic design.

We BELIEVE in telling African stories through design.

We BELIEVE in the importance of  representation.

We BELIEVE in the simple sophistication of design details.

We BELIEVE that great design is effortless functionality

that encourages human connection.

We BELIEVE in collaborating with amazing creatives globally!

We BELIEVE in AFRICA and its people as a source of infinite inspiration.

A HANDFUL OF OUR CLIENTS

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MEDIA COVERAGE

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