May 2023

The Urbanative

TheUrbanative Story


We are a contemporary African furniture and product design

company in Pretoria. Our products are defined and

differentiated by the juxtaposition of abstracted ethnic cultural

graphics and motifs with the functionality and looking feel of

classical european midcentury and bauhaus furniture

silhouettes. All of our products are designed and manufactured

in South Africa.


TheUrbanative was started by Mpho Vackier who is constantly

inspired by the clean functionality of midcentury European

furniture design and the philosophies of the Bauhaus movement

juxtaposed with the vibrant geometric style of African cultural

artwork and graphics. Despite previously working as a process

engineer in the mining industry, Mpho Vackier now finds fulfilment

as a culturally inspired furniture and product designer.


99 Juta Street

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