Rich Mnisi is a celebrated contemporary South African fashion designer who has recently ventured into the world of homeware & furniture design.
RICH MNISI x Monkeybiz
Bringing a fresh perspective to the furniture industry, Rich Mnisi’s NYOKA collection promises to turn heads & bring a new meaning to modern design with his one-of-a-kind collectable furniture pieces.
The Southern Guild group reached out to Monkeybiz, on behalf of Rich Mnisi’s team, as one of the furniture pieces required professional beadwork & who better to hand it over to than the talented hands of the Monkeybiz bead artists.
After weeks of planning & preparation, we put together our star beading team & we set to work.
Monkeybiz is incredibly humbled to have taken part in such an iconic project & honored to have helped bring Rich Mnisi’s vision to life using the incredible talents of the Monkeybiz artists.
Monkeybiz is an economic upliftment project dedicated to reviving the traditional craft of African beadwork and empowering women to become financially independent. Since 2000 Monkeybiz has supported in the region of 300 bead artists to continue creating these unique artworks. All profits for the sale of artworks go back into the community where bead artists are provided with year-end bonuses and funeral cover for their immediate families.
The crowning achievement of Monkeybiz is that it recognises and develops the artistic ability of people who have never had the opportunity to express themselves through art. Monkeybiz provides a platform for beaders to become artists within their own right.