Bead is a bespoke soft furnishing manufacturer based in Krammerville, Johannesburg, South Africa’s foremost design district. We hand dye our own linens and adorn them using age old traditions in a new and contemporary manner. Our clients are South Africa’s top designers who decorate lodges and hotels in Southern Africa. Our work has the ability to enhance a room, adding richness and drama. It’s art that you can lie on.
We scour the markets for old traditional African trade beads and textiles. These are our inspiration. We enjoy reinterpreting old patterns and themes in new and exciting ways.
Our accent pieces are designed to complement other work that is being used in the interior project. We work with other designers here to make sure the end effect is cohesive and seamless.
Production takes place at our sunny first floor studio workshop in Krammerville, in a building filled with other designers and manufacturers. First stop for our pieces is the dye bath, followed by the cutting table and then last but not least the handwork is done.
On completion our pieces are wrapped and packaged, ready to be shipped to their final destinations all over the world. Apart from our African projects we have shipped to faraway places like El Salvador, the Hamptons, Sydney, New York City, London, Seychelles and the Maldives.