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, forms and inspiration with the functionality

& look and feel of modern, midcentury and bauhaus furniture silhouettes guided by the philosophies of craft, collaboration, authenticity and design evolution for the urban native.


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 modern furniture and product design.


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




We BELIEVE that design should make life better.

We BELIEVE in Form and Function.

We BELIEVE that functional design should

always look good.

We BELIEVE in authentic design.

We BELIEVE that juxtaposition is the spice of


We BELIEVE simplicity is sophistication.

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

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Studio: +27115687490

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