Local Design: Melvill & Moon

Melvill & Moon

WORDS Michaela Stehr

Versatility and exquisite design details typify the Melvill & Moon brand.

For more than two decades, family-owned brand Melvill & Moon has been making safari equipment such as canvas seat covers, luggage and accessories right here in South Africa. These are two of the VISI team’s must-haves from its latest collection.

DJINN BAR (above)

Designed in the style of campaign furniture (pieces made for travel), this drinks cabinet consists of separate parts that can be used individually – the removable base is also a tray; and the leg stand, which has leather straps at the top, is a handy luggage rack.


Inspired by the rucksacks of early mountaineers, the Grogan is a classic design with a modern twist. It is made of washable canvas with leather trim and brass buckles. The two zipped side pockets are large enough for water bottles or food, and the front pocket is handy for a bunch of keys, wallet, phone, notebook and map. An adjustable webbing strap connected to a metal frame keeps the carrier’s back cool on a long hike.

See more at melvillandmoon.com.