Topic: Culture & Heritage Storytelling through Furniture Design
About TheUrbanative: 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.