• From portly pots and sleek ceramics to delicate wirework in bold new shades, home-grown has turned the tables on imports.


    Local talent

    Peggy wallpaper from the Charles collection by Sandberg, R762/m, The Silk & Cotton Co. Tablecloth in Speech Bubbles by So Kiff, R405/m, Black Fabrics. Tuareg pot, R230, yellow wirework bowls, R80 and R120, orange bowl, R210, small beige woven bowl, R150, all Art Africa. Yellow fabric basket, R123, and ring-pull dome, R665, Gone Rural. Round beaded mat, R330, Amatuli. Hausa brass beads, R790, Tuareg nickel beads, R595, and yellow glass beads, R480, all Toguna.

    Super bowl

    Background: Lula Fabrics’ Jaipur Paisley, R558/m, and folded fabric: Lions & Trees from The Jay Smith Collection, R424/m, both Black Fabrics. Gone Rural fabric basket with recycled plastic accents, R270, woven casters, R35 each, and blue wirework bowl, R220, all Art Africa. Glass beads, R315, Toguna. Cup and saucer, R314, made to order by Ceramic Matters.

    Shebeen chic

    Background: Township Khayelitsha fabric in Sea Green, R325/m, Mavromac. Tablecloth in Lula Fabrics’ Retro Circles, R469/m, Black Fabrics. Papier-mâché bowls, from R50 to R100 each, wirework bowl, R425, necklaces, R35 each, all Art Africa. Vase by Clementina van der Walt, R1 065, Toguna. Candlestick, R348, Amatuli. Cup and saucer, R314, made to order by Ceramic Matters.

    Over the taupe

    Desert Glory fabric from The Jay Smith Collection, R424/m, Black Fabrics. Metallic foot vase, R627, ceramic plate/ napkin, R855, and wine goblet, R166, all made to order by Ceramic Matters. Wooden tray, R330, Amatuli. Vintage fork, R65, Nonna.