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Our mission is to promote global African design. We help people build trust across different cultures. To accomplish the mission, we use design to change the way we communicate cultural values. That’s why we create beautiful products that better tell the stories of lesser known culture, people, and craftsmanship. By sharing their inspiring stories, we hope to nurture empathy across cultures and celebrate individuality around the world.



Our vision is to become world’s most innovative and influential new luxury brand that always stay true to our core mission: To help people build trust across different cultures by creating beautiful products that better tell the stories of lesser known culture, people, and craftsmanship.


What We Do

Our core products are interior and fashion accessories including textiles (patterns and fabrics) that combine modern African art designed by the Co-CEO and Creative Director Mpho and Japanese traditional craftsmanship in textiles and washi papers. Our value proposition is the exclusivity that comes from a unique collaboration of an African designer and Japanese crafts.  We let you discover the stories of lesser known culture, people and craftsmanship that are infused in beautiful design. We create unique partnerships between different cultures and ethnicities, and use design to better communicate unique values created out of those partnerships. We use design to create values from a new partnership between Africa and Japan and share them with the global audience. We begin by the world’s first collaborative products featuring textiles from Japan’s Banshu region in Hyogo prefecture combined with artistic patterns of the Bantu Collection designed by Mpho reflective of her own Southern African culture.

私たちの主要商品は、共同代表兼Creative Directorのムポがデザインするモダンアフリカンアートと、織物や和紙などに残る日本の伝統の技を融合した、テキスタイル(柄、布)を含むインテリア、ファッション雑貨です。私たちのバリュープロポジションは、アフリカのデザイナーと日本のものづくりというユニークな協業が生む高い希少価値です。美しいデザインに秘められた、まだあまり知られていない文化、人、技の物語から得られる新しい発見を提供します。私たちは、文化や人種を超えた独自の関係性をつくり、そこから生まれるユニークな価値を、デザインの力で伝えやすくします。アフリカと日本に新しい関係性から生まれる新しい価値を、デザインの力で世界の人々に届けます。まずは、兵庫県の伝統工芸播州織物Banshu と、ムポが自身のルーツである南部アフリカ文化に敬意を表した柄アートのBantuコレクションの融合で、世界初のコラボレーション商品を届けます。



Company / 運営会社 Maki & Mpho