Meet the Makers At Kiwinet
When it comes to attention to detail, the team from Kiwinet are constantly aiming high to produce high-quality and distinctive mosquito nets. We had the opportunity to chat with Kiwinet about their latest collaborations, awards and more.
How long have you been in existence and what do you specialise in?
Kiwinet, based in the quaint village of Stanford creates elegant and distinctive mosquito nets for game lodges, hotels and private residences.
Our company was founded as a small business in 1994 and has since grown to a professional operation while passionately retaining a personal commitment to manufacturing stylish and bespoke nets of a consistently high standard. Our staff are committed to meeting the exact requirements of our valued and loyal clientele, creating mosquito nets which match their demands down to the very last detail.
Kiwinet takes great pride in its growing reputation for producing innovative and custom-made nets to complement every style of interior décor and will go to any lengths to ensure that our customers’ needs are not only met, but surpassed.
When it comes to styling and sizing a bed with a net, what do you have to consider?
One needs to consider the end-user. Whether the net is for the hospitality industry or residential. Additionally, what the size and the style of the beds are (i.e. standard bed base, four-poster bed, sleigh, etc), whether there is a headboard (freestanding or attached to the wall/bed), and ceiling fans, chandeliers, aircons, etc. What type of ceiling (for suspension) is in the room and how many openings are required? Other things to consider include what type of suspension frame is available, and of course, what colour or style of net is preferred. There are many variables and customised design is, therefore, a big part of what we do.
Can a net be used outside and if so, what do you need to factor in for an outside net?
Marcia, yes, a Kiwinet can also be used to enhance lifestyle, not only transform a bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. Outside use can include patio dining, romantic sundowners under a net at the bottom of one’s garden on a picnic blanket or over two chairs and a side table decked with wine and two glasses. Factors to consider here would be suspension areas but all of our nets can be used in any outdoor setting. Star beds (outdoor bedroom settings on raised decks under the stars) at game lodges have become very popular.
What makes you different to all your competitors?
Kiwinet’s unquestionable attention to detail, length of operation and extensive international client base sets us apart.
Any new nets to look forward to this year?
Well, we can’t give anything away just yet, but due to changing times, there are a few aligned product opportunities we are investigating together with value-added services.
Any exciting projects or collaborations Kiwinet is involved in?
We are working on an unusual project at the moment for a mosquito net lining in a meditation TeePee in Australia. We enjoy pushing ourselves to new design levels and having fun with interesting designs and projects.
What inspires you the most?
Great design and décor with unquestionable attention to detail.
What’s your personal motto?
Aim High! Kiwinet goes above and beyond our personal and professional service to meet our customers’ unique needs.
A place you visited to unwind in Africa?
With many of our international luxury lodge clients being Africa-based, we have been lucky to enjoy some of the best game experiences this continent has to offer. Real soul food!
Any awards Kiwinet has won?
Kiwinet was recently included in the Best Buy Award Construction survey for the period 2021-2022 which revealed that the majority of the 1,200 respondents in South Africa chose Kiwinet as the No. 1 brand for the price-quality ratio in the ‘mosquito nets’ category. Conducted in April 2021, the goal was to determine which companies, products and services offer the best price-quality ratio on the market. All questions were open-ended. The award communicates to customers that they are making the best purchase on the market and getting the most value for their money.
Create elegance, romance and a chic look in your bedroom – or outdoors – with a mosquito net from Kiwinet.