WATCH: VISI CHATS: Nando’s Portal to Africa

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Portal to Africa is a curated online shopping platform started by Nando’s that connects local designer-makers to interior designers across the globe who are behind the looks of the chain’s restaurants, otherwise known as casas.


Paper print installation by Amaya Delmas Studio.

Thabisa Mjo’s Potjie Server is just one of the designs showcased at the recent launch of Portal to Africa at Victoria Yards in Joburg, a design you can spot on the cover of the latest issue of VISI (VISI 97).

Upholstered chair, bench and stool by Saks Corner. Art from Spier Arts Trust, by Elize Vosgatter and Marlise Keith, respectively.

In this video, we caught up with some of the interior designers and designer-makers behind the Portal to Africa launch to find out more about it, as well as their views on South African design.