Offering a curated selection of handcrafted furniture, lighting, decor and fabric — Ngala Trading promotes unique, exceptional design from artisans across the African continent. With a mission to grow awareness of the wide range of African design and elevate its prominence in Western interiors, Ngala Trading celebrates sustainable furnishings crafted by highly-skilled makers who specialize in techniques passed down through generations.
The name Ngala, meaning lion, was chosen by its founders to represent strength and pride in their mission, makers and products. Endearingly referred to as safari chic, Ngala Trading partners with artisans who combine African and European design while avoiding overt references to either. Learn more about Ngala’s supplier partners and their unique crafts.
Our hope is that by continuing to expose new designs and styles, we are showing the variety within African design. There’s so much more than images of elephants done up in colorful beads!”Lawson Ricketts, Ngala Trading Co-Founder
One of Ngala Trading’s signatures is its use of natural materials inspired by — or originating from — the African landscape. This includes beads made from seeds, porcupine quills and animal hides that are exclusively obtained through ethical and sustainable practices.
Each supplier we partner with has committed to the ethical sourcing of the animal by-product. They procure raw materials from the right sources in the right way, and do not trade in endangered or threatened animal species. Not only because it’s important for us, it’s important to our clients.”Nick Geimer, Ngala Trading Co-Founder
Why We Love Ngala Trading
We love working with Ngala products because of the statement they bring to a space. Their bold textures, patterns and colors add an unmistakable wow factor that instantly boosts a room’s sophistication. We love encouraging clients to reach outside their comfort zones — to mix and match styles to create a space that’s uniquely theirs — and Ngala Trading is an invaluable resource for exquisite products that do just that.
Think Ngala’s exotic patterns and materials won’t work in your home? Think again! Our design team can help select pieces to incorporate into your existing aesthetic, or help explore your wild side with a room refresh — Ngala style!
Visit our Wilmington showroom for in-stock items today, or contact us to learn more.