Only Authentic Design

@ Mekami

We intend to design and manufacture only authentic furniture and home decor that's inspired by its function, the process of manufacture and assembly, using simplified manufacture and industrial processes and fasteners as inspiration, keeping the design authentic and style honest.

We are a small design and boutique manufacturer working from home and with other suppliers to bring you the best in quality and value, all our product are locally made in the Western Cape.

Iron Furniture and Home Decor

Building Blocks

SIX building blocks on how we view our furniture and what we strive for. This is best said by people that inspire us.

Design

“Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated”. -Paul Rand

Innovation

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek simonsinek.com

Creativity

“is the power to create something new, to reach deep into our subconscious for that “aha” solution. Sometimes it happens in a nanosecond, and sometimes that solution can take a lifetime to reveal itself.”-Linda Naiman

Sustainability

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.”– Pete Seeger

Quality

“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.”-Tom Peters

Aesthetic

“What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles… It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.” -Hans Hofmann