Mash T’s mission centers around preserving the essence of traditional artisanal craftsmanship. This is achieved through melding technology and age-old crafts, to create a contemporary design aesthetic.
Our creative process thrives on close collaboration with local artisans who skillfully weave South African stories into our diverse range of products, ranging from lighting to furniture.
Leveraging the power of design as a medium, Mash.T draws upon our rich cultural heritage to inspire modern design. This approach also allows us to breathe new life into traditional designs, techniques, and objects, ensuring their relevance in today’s society so that they are not forgotten.
Over the years, Mash.T’s unique and contemporary design aesthetic has received coveted accolades such as “South African Designer of the Year, 2019” and “Most Beautiful Object in South Africa” for its award-winning, Tutu 2.0 Pendant Light.
In a recent achievement, Mash.T has made history as the first South African designer-maker to secure a permanent spot for two of our works—the Tutu Light and Mjojo Cabinet—in the permanent collection of Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) at the Louvre.
Continuing to expand our global footprint, the Hlabisa bench, a collaboration with Houtlander and master weaver Beauty Ngxongo, has also found a new home at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
We are excited for the opportunity to contribute towards making South African design a category brand.