Bonisa Collection is a proudly South African collaboration between Sithabe African Craft based in Cape Town, producers of high-end authentic African art, craft and décor accessories; and Foundation Interior Design, an internationally award winning interior and product design company based in Johannesburg.
 
The lights form a modern, African aesthetic using modern technology, design and the traditional art of Ndebele bead work and innovation. In this way the collaboration widens
the circle of women’s self-empowerment by extending to women in rural areas who also work from home within family and community.

Meet The Team

Anne Maclachlan Emby

Anne’s love of South African art and design kindled the idea to extend her interior design business to include contemporary African product design.

 

Collaborating with Sithabe African Craft, another female owned company, whose ethos is to empower women in rural areas, was integral to the partnership.

Mathokoza Nhlapo

Mathokoza continues to be inspired by her love for traditional African art, craft, decor and her respect for the women crafters which led to her founding Sithabe in 2006.

 

She now sees the company also through the Bonisa Collection, staying true to its philosophy of innovation

and growth.