Weylandts and Thebe Magugu Unveil Magugu House in Johannesburg

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The new collaboration between Weylandts and Thebe Magugu celebrates African craftsmanship and design.

Weylandts, a brand synonymous with exceptional craftsmanship and design, has unveiled its exciting collaboration with award-winning South African contemporary designer Thebe Magugu. Known for his ability to weave compelling stories through fashion, the LVMH Young Fashion Designer laureate brings a distinctive voice to this unique collaboration.

Magugu House, opened on 11 May 2024 in Dunkeld, is the designer’s first physical showroom. The atelier, set on a sprawling Johannesburg estate, is more than your average store and will host future exhibitions and events. 

The Thebe Magugu team.

The ground floor of the 1930s house is painted in signature shades of pistachio and terracotta and includes a showroom, fitting room, reception room, and two small art galleries. These spaces will showcase the latest instalment of Magugu’s Heritage capsule collection and Weylandts’ distinct range of furniture and homeware.

This collaboration represents a fusion of iconic design and top-tier craftsmanship, emphasising the shared values of both Weylandts and Magugu in promoting authentic African design.

The art galleries at Magugu House.

“We are honoured to partner with Thebe Magugu, whose work resonates deeply with our commitment to craftsmanship and design,” said Anna Weylandt. “Furnishing Magugu House allows us to bring our exceptional pieces into a space that celebrates African heritage and contemporary design. This collaboration underscores our dedication to creating living spaces that tell meaningful stories through exceptional craftsmanship.”

Together, Weylandts and Thebe Magugu aim to elevate the art of craft, highlighting the universality of iconic design through the thoughtful integration of space, textile, and ethos | weylandts.co.za.

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