Est. 2020. Deft naturally grew from a response to living creatively and curiously. The founders & makers, Martin & Zani, drew inspiration from principles obtained through their architectural studies and applied them to the line of furniture and product design. What started out as a personal expression of creativity and exploration, matured into a humble business. 

Mindful Living.

Conscious Craft.

We make furniture 

that lasts.

Deft Studios is a furniture brand advocating longevity, expressed through its timeless appeal with an uncompromising approach to design detail & quality.  Good design will bring joy, improve our surroundings and contribute to our everyday well-being without compromising the environment in the process. We embrace simple geometries, clutter-free design, and value quality craftsmanship. 

We understand that our business has an impact on the natural environment, therefore our decision-making is intentionally driven to mitigate negative effects. All our solid woods are FSC-certified, to ensure sustainable forestry. We only use non-toxic finishes for our products and limit our packaging volume to a minimum in order to reduce transport emissions. All packaging materials are recyclable or reusable.


At deft it's not just about sustainable raw materials but also about a long-term investment to create furniture that can stand the test of time. This enables consumers to help us reduce our waste footprint on landfill sites by investing in long-lasting furniture pieces. Only 10% of waste in South Africa is recycled - the remaining estimated 98 million tons are deposited into landfill sites each year (TheConversation - 9 July 2020).

We've partnered with Greenpop. For every furniture piece sold,

a tree is planted.