“My passion is to re-awaken ancient cultural knowledge on the African continent and introduce a rebirth of tribal design, which is our vision of modern Africa.”

Renaissance Design’s modern African visual archives, created by South African interior and product designer Glorinah Khutso Mabaso, can be applied to wallpaper, fabric and various other surfaces. Mabaso and her seasonal brand collaborators see the multi-faceted design company, founded in 2015, as a vehicle for capturing the essence of ancient Africa in the present through the creation of modern visual archives. The neutral palettes, bold geometric patterns and clever use of colour and simple lines in Mabaso’s designs are strongly influenced by ancient tribal sounds, dance, textures, patterns and architecture.

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This brand empowers women by advocating for women leadership and creating a safe and fair work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
This brand supports efforts to preserve ancient techniques and art forms with heritage craftsmanship using sustainable materials. It works directly with skilled multi-generational local artisans and craftspeople who produce culturally representative goods.

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