Since then, she has created bespoke textiles for a slew of luxe lodges like Angama Mara in Kenya, Sabi Sabi and The Mount Nelson, as well as the Zeitz MOCAA, The Silo and Marble. The barbershop graphics in her tea towels were inspired by her time in Gabon, the Kuba patterns reference the Congo, the Ndebele designs nod to South Africa and masks from Gabon and Burkina Faso also feature.
The names of the towels, throws, bed covers, scatters and aprons reflect this history. “It’s my life’s story, of all the countries I have been to,” Daron says. Even the checks that border most of her tea towels speak to her heritage. “My grandmother used to do the same with her own fabrics. I didn’t realise it when I did it, but it had stuck with me somewhere in the back of my mind,” she says.
Of the entire range, it’s the new Bogolan throws that we cannot resist. Made in collaboration with Cape Town artist Michael Chandler, they feature intricate Malian patterns woven in cotton and linen waffle weave. The colours alone will seduce you.