Chris van Niekerk, principal architect at The Fold Architecture, is the genius behind Africandy, SA’s finest online design emporium. Van Niekerk, along with three partners, launched the Africandy online retail store in 2012 with a vision to showcase the premium furniture and lifestyle products manufactured within the country. He says Africandy was established as “a means to galvanise the condition of South African product design as a resource dissimilar from its European counterparts and make it freely available worldwide on an online platform”.
Along with Pierre du Plessis, also an architect, Van Niekerk handpicks the sought-after furniture, accessories, art and lighting products that end up on the e-shelves of Africandy.
With original designer works by the likes of Adrian Hope, Fanakalo, Dor & Kie, Imiso, Leg Studios, The Detail smith and Chandler House to name a few, AfriCandy allows customers to choose from a carefully curated range of quality pieces selected with the highest décor aesthetic in mind.
Africandy’s cute diminutive bricks ’n mortar shop space on Wale Street serves as a peep window into the brand, offering consumers a tangible connection to the exclusive statement pieces on sale.