A STORY OF GOOD LIVING
Inheriting his father’s eye for extraordinary furniture and an appreciation of good living in its widest sense, Chris Weylandt has developed the brand into one that’s synonymous with bold, confident aesthetics and timeless taste. At the heart of Weylandts’ aesthetic vision is the unique fusion of clean, contemporary design with the soul of natural material.
With an infrastructure that enables us to manufacture, source and import furniture and homeware from every corner of the globe, Weylandts established itself as a brand with a reputation of merging the best handcrafted traditions from around the world with the confidence of masculine minimalist design.
In line with our philosophy of good living, the Weylandts brand extends to Weylandts Spaces, a bespoke interior design and concept service, and the Maison Estate in Franschhoek — home to a collection of superb wines and a fine dining restaurant. Our in-store experience includes The Kitchen restaurants and niche coffee bars at selected stores — bringing to life our vision of celebrating good living with all the senses.
The Weylandts Timeline
The Story begins
Edgar Weylandt opens the very first Weylandts store in Windhoek, Namibia, selling quality imported furniture from Europe, South America and the rest of Africa that he sources through his extensive travels. In the same year, Edgar’s son, Chris Weylandt, is born.
Chris Weylandt gets hands-on
After completing his studies in South Africa, Chris visits his family in Windhoek en route to Europe. What was intended as a ‘brief detour’ turns into five years as Chris takes a keen interest in the family business and gains valuable experience.
1992 – 1996
The First Manufacturing Plant
In 1992, Chris and his older brother, Thomas, buys a small manufacturing plant in Okahandja, Namibia and expands the plant to provide stock for the Windhoek shop. They also start exporting to South Africa. In 1996, Chris sets up a plant in Cape Town — developing and manufacturing a complete new range for furniture.
1997 – 1999
The Indonesian Influence & The First Retail Store
Chris travels to Indonesia to source new ranges for Weylandts. He decides to take Weylandts into the retail arena. In 1999, the first Weylandts Homestore opens in Durbanville, Cape Town. This 2 500m2, six-level store is an instant success — selling an extensive range of Indonesian furniture as well as new ranges designed and manufactured by Weylandts.
Our Brand Pillars
Weylandts is an authentic and masculine brand with soul. Its four
pillars are reflected in everything Weylandts does: From product design, sourcing and manufacture to store ambience and service.
Mother nature gives us gifts of infinite beauty. Respect is all she asks in return.
Design that inspires others to live well, is the kind of design that inspires most of all.
An object presents value when the quality, the detail and the craftsmanship are of greater worth than the numbers on the price tag.
Quality should never be a once-off act, but a habit. Something you do, even when no one’s looking.