TheUrbanative is an award winning contemporary African furniture and product design company  based in South Africa.


Our furniture and products are differentiated by the juxtaposition of abstracted African cultural inspirations with the functionality & look and feel of modern materials, technologies and modern furniture silhouettes; whilst guided by the philosophies of craft, collaboration and design evolution.


All of the products are designed and manufactured in South Africa.

Started by Mpho Vackier an engineer turned furniture designer, TheUrbanative team constantly explores the role of

culture and cultural representations and visibility in modern societies, with the aim of telling contemporary African stories through furniture and product design.



We BELIEVE that design should make

life better.

We BELIEVE in Form and Function.

We BELIEVE that functional design

can & should always look good.

We BELIEVE in authentic design.

We BELIEVE in telling African stories 

through design.

We BELIEVE that representation 


We BELIEVE simplicity is 


We BELIEVE in studio pets and

 generally all dogs.

We BELIEVE in collaborating with

amazing creatives globally!

We BELIEVE AFRICA is the ultimate

place to be.

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

Photography by: Lutendo Malatji

Render by Apricot Studio


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All rights Reserved

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