TheUrbanative is a 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.
What We BELIEVE
We BELIEVE that design should make
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
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