Homecoming – A Collection by The Urbanative
HOMECOMING – The Collection is a new 24 piece collection spearhead by The Urbanative in Johannesburg South Africa launched in April 2021; created along with an amazing local community of makers, designers and craft people.
The Collection began during the long and difficult Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 whilst we were all working from home. During that time home became so much more to all of us and in the uncertainty of a world epidemic, our homes and the people we were with became synonymous with the idea of ease, refuge & safety.
The lockdown not only allowed us to see and imagine our homes as places of work & play, but as we all shared the experiences we had on social media, we got to see more into people’s lives and homes. From the varying architectural details to the different ways we all live, these differences helped us discover the things that make our homes and the universal idea of home the same. What we all truly want and need from our homes is that feeling of safety, comfort and ultimately belonging.
HOMECOMING – The Collection comprises of sculptural lights, ceramics & candles, soft seating in the form of a generous couch and architecturally inspired ottoman, a modern take on an old school quilt and a beautifully crafted mirror piece. All the pieces have names that are inspired by the ideas of home in a multitude of languages from the African continent.
From the varying architectural details to the different ways we all live, these differences helped us discover the things that make our homes and the universal idea of home the same. Homecoming explores what we all truly want and need from our homes, those feelings of safety, comfort and ultimately belonging.
About The Urbanative
The Urbanative is an award-winning contemporary South African furniture and product design company based in Johannesburg. Started by process engineer/ interior & furniture designer Mpho Vackier in 2017, The Urbanative explores the role of culture and cultural representations and visibility in modern societies whilst aiming to tell & retell African heritage stories through furniture and product design.
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