South African Fashion Designer Rich Mnisi Taps Sentimentalism

 - Jan 16, 2019
References: richmnisi & dezeen
Rich Mnisi is a South African fashion designer who has gained attention for his latest furniture collection, dubbed 'Nwa-Mulamula.' The range consists of two pieces -- a leather chaise in navy and a leather seat atop a bronze base. The creations feature a smooth texture that is only accentuated by the fluid forms.

For Nwa-Mulamula, Rich Mnisi drew inspiration from his great-grandmother who he refers to as the 'guardian figure.' Motivated by her tenacity and wisdom, the South African fashion designer directly injects the furniture collection with motifs that are relevant to her and his experience in the world -- from the elongated leather couch that nods to her "presence and long-lasting teachings" to the bronze stance that references "her tears."