I’m passionate about supporting local designers & artists, so when I found out about Wanderland Collective, I just had to share the brands story and exquisite products.
Founded in 2018 by Carike Greffrath & Nicole Levenberg, Wanderland Collective is an art-into-design company that creates well-considered luxury homeware and accessories from the work of South African artists. Think of it as a place where art meets beautiful product design.
“We believe that the strength of the brand lies in the collective of local talent. It’s when the works of these very diverse artists are showcased alongside one another that a distinctly authentic, South African and narrative starts to show itself.” – Carike Greffrath (founder)
All Wanderland Collective designs are created by South African artists and locally made – with the exception of the silk scarves, which are designed in SA but made in Italy.
On offer at Wanderland Collective you’ll find a beautiful selection of velvet clutches, purses, pouches and scatter cushions. Also available are silk scarves and Twilly’s (which can be styled in a multitude of ways) and the coolest reusable, Bamboo coffee cups. You can also purchase scarf rings & tassels.
The Wanderland Collective works together with these highly talented artists:
Zhi Zulu (pictured above)is a 24-year-old, award winning south African illustrator & graphic novelist who was born in KZN & raised in JHB. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Visual Communication and is currently completing her master’s in design. She explores her culture in narrative illustrations.
Zhi Zulu Mageba Reusable Coffee Cup R227 (image 1) – BUY
Zhi Zulu Matriarch Clutch R350 (image 2) – BUY
Zhi Zulu Matriarch Silk Twilly R320 (image 3) – BUY
Zhi Zulu Matriarch Silk Modal Scarf R2, 800 (image 4) – BUY
Nicole Levenberg is a 34-year-old South African textile designer & artist who studied at Central St martins in London. She currently resides in Johannesburg. Nicole creates meticulously hand drawn designs that are predominantly inspired by the natural world. While focusing her attention on designing fabric and wallpaper collections, she has collaborated with Wanderland Collective on a range of beautiful aquatic inspired silk scarves, Twilly’s, scatter cushions & velvet embellished pouches.
Oceanum Moss Silk Modal Scarf R2,800 (image 1) – BUY
Oceanum Azure Silk Twilly R320 (image 2) – BUY
Areum Tanglewood Ebony Velvet Scatter Cushion R1,190 (image 3) – BUY
Areum Oceanum Reusable Coffee Cup R227 (image 4) – BUY
Faatimah Mohamed-Luke is a 37-year-old Cape Town based artist & designer. In 2003 she graduated from Cape Technikon with a degree in fashion while also completing a year of design encompassing Graphic, interior, Industrial, Textile and jewellery design principles. She currently creates large-scale wall art made of plastic building blocks and has had great success exhibiting at galleries and art fairs both locally and abroad.
Geometric Clutch R350 (image 1) – BUY
Geometric stripe silk Twilly R320 (image 2) – BUY
Mother Tongue reusable coffee cup R227 (image 3) – BUY
Stripe & Dots clutch R350 (image 4) – BUY
Lucy Jane Turpin was born in JHB in 1993. She completed her honors Degree in Fine Arts at University of the Witwatersrand and her master’s Degree Cum Laude at the University of Stellenbosch. Her practical focus is drawing, installations and painting. Lucy recently spent time in Iceland & Morocco and those places have left indelible impact on her work in terms of form, colour and sentiment.
LUCY JANE TURPIN
Storm Sky Silk Modal Scarf R2,800 (image 1) – BUY
Forest Velvet Scatter Cushion R1,190 (image 2) – BUY
Forest Plum Silk Twilly R320 (image 3) – BUY
Plum Silk Modal Scarf R2,800 (image 4) – BUY
Twilly Scarves have become very fashionable over the past two years as they’re so versatile to wear. You could simply tie it around your neck, or, dress up your handbag with it by knotting it at the handle. You could also use it as a headband, or tie it around your wrist. Look how cool the Twilly below looks when used with this Wanderland scarf ring that retails for R225 – BUY
I’m not sure how many of you are aware, but I collect silk scarves and have been for about 20 years. I have a seriously impressive collection (I must do a post one day on them). So, I was so thrilled when Wanderland Collective gifted me with the beautiful Lucy Jane Turpin Plum Silk Modal Scarf.