Inspired by NATURE
Design in Africa is also experienced in the way we live on the continent – a lifestyle that emphasises the beauty of being one with nature.
“We have one of the best climates in the world, and that has greatly influenced how we live in AFRICA. Our daily connection to nature in our lives is evoked into the spirit of how we design. That is where the true magic in our creation resides,” says Nthabi.
Through her designs, Nthabi brings to focus spaces that reflect relaxed and natural interiors with distinct elements inspired by nature.
Nthabi believes that residential and leisure spaces are so much more than interior spaces accommodating furniture and décor. These designer environments are also healing sanctuaries, spaces that restore one’s soul…
The basis of Nthabi’s inspiration stems from the four basic Elements of Life:
*Earth *Wind *Fire *Water
It is in the selection and use of these natural materials and finishes juxtaposed with current, modern trends that calming and intimate interiors – spaces in which to relax, meditate and restore oneself are achieved.
Nthabi has honed her ability to consider living spaces outside of the boundaries imposed by formal rules as well as society’s understanding of luxury and trends so that her interiors become a space of healing.
This design philosophy is driven by Nthabi’s passion to inspire others to return to a natural and serene way of life; bringing in natural design elements to achieve a beautiful balance of modern design and effortless tranquillity.
Selling AFRICA to the World
Through her extensive experience in Interior Design spanning over 20 years as one of the top interior designers in South Africa, Nthabi Taukobong plays a special role in promoting design in Africa. She shines the spotlight on original African furniture, artefacts and accessories created throughout the continent.
Tribal objects personally sourced and curated by Nthabi, such as chairs, tables, headrests and stools form a very strong part of her curated collection – with preference for handmade artefacts and accessories, that have a distinct sprinkle of tribal character and charm…