‘I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO know and understand WHAT IT MEANS TO work hard TOWARDS YOUR DREAMS.'
MANINI RAMPOLA THE PRODUCT DESIGNER
Starting out in the fashion world in the early 2000s, designer and entrepreneur Manini Rampola was soon faced with the unwelcoming reality of the industry, resulting in her leaving it altogether. She turned to interiors as a form of escape and this, combined with her interest in marketing, led her to a new life path in the form of product design. ‘I’ve always been creative and wanted a way to express that,’ Manini says. ‘Designing contemporary furniture made sense, and I use my marketing knowledge to sell and create brand awareness.’
Manini has two babies in her life that are closest to her heart: her first, Detail’24, is her seven-year-old retro-meets-Scandi design studio that has recently expanded into an online shop to broaden her brand’s reach; her second is her daughter Kananelo, to whom she gave birth last year and who has given Manini a different perspective and extra drive… not that she needs it. See her new range at this year’s 100% Design South Africa in Joburg.
I’d love to work with local interior designer Noks Dlamini-Nxumalo of Hush Interiors. detailtwentyfour.co.za Discover Manini’s top five Instagram accounts to follow at houseandleisure.co.za.