Storytelling with Chris Weylandt

The Weylandts legacy stretches all the way to Namibia, where Founder Chris Weylandt was born. The man, who would one day define an aesthetic for South African furniture and homeware, once lived with towering boulders as his playground and fire-side stories as his soothing night-time refrain. Nature became his guide, his muse. The ocean’s tumbling waves fuelled his creative energy; desert dunes showed him the influence of the patient passage of time.

In a new short film directed by Lebogang Rasethaba, Chris Weylandt journeys back to Namibia to honour the things that have influenced his story, beginning with an iconic chair that once belonged to his father.