Madiba “The Dreamer” Collection

WORDS Mary Garner

Cape Town-based studio Room 13 Design, in association with Collabonative, has launched Madiba “The Dreamer”, a new homeware and accessories collection endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Forming part of the Nelson Mandela Centennial Goodwill Collection, and designed in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s centenary, this collection is inspired by Madiba’s imagination, his dreams and his thoughts, as well as the traditional prints and patterns often seen on the shirts Madiba was known for wearing.

“This commemorative project has given us as designers the chance of a lifetime: to represent our much beloved Madiba – an international symbol of liberty and equality, to a country that sees him as the ‘Father of our Nation’, to a world that celebrates his international fight for human rights,” says Nina Berolsky, owner and Creative Director of Room 13 Design. “We wanted to create something unlike anything else – vibrant, energetic, bold and free.”

The range includes cushion covers, blankets, ceramic hanging plates, birchwood clocks, tablecloths, gift cards, posters, scarves, tote bags, placemats, coasters, wallpaper, and more.

For more information and to place an order, email