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Tags : Mpho Vackier

Nando’s HYD Announces 2020 Finalists

The hottest young designers in South Africa have been unveiled thanks to the Nando’s bi-annual talent search. The Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD) has announced its much-awaited list of finalists for 2020. The popular competition, now in its third iteration, aims to unearth fresh new designs and launch the careers of local emerging […]Read More

Nando’s Clout HYD Deadline Extended

Due to COVID-19, the entry deadline for the Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD) has been extended Now in its third iteration, the much-awaited Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD) has extended its entry deadline until 17h00 on Tuesday 11 August 2020. The popular competition aims to unearth fresh new designs and launch […]Read More

Check Out These Dope Designs From TheUrbanative

TheUrbanative is an award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company  based in South Africa. Founded 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. Check out their designs […]Read More

Q&A with the makers of Ndebele inspired furniture

Q: Who started Urban Native ?  A: It was started by myself , Mpho Vackier, an interior designer who is passionate about good design that does not compromise on functionality. Prior to my interior design career I worked as a process engineer at a couple of Platinum mines. Q:Who is in the team and how long have […]Read More