The art of interior design resides in a cluttered space, with many inspiring designers vying for the top spot. Having built up his credibility and influence as one of South Africa’s top designers, Donald Nxumalo brings to the table his authentic African voice meshed with creative ingenuity and astute business skills.
As one of the shining stars of the recent Design Joburg, Donald Nxumalo announced the rebranding of his company. Previously known as DNX, the design brand will now be simply be called Donald Nxumalo. DNX will serve as a monogram and Donald Nxumalo will be the name of the brand. The reason behind this change is that people relate better to the person and personality of the man. This transition has allowed for better positioning and translates to the type of work Donald does. It showcases the “personal touch” that people love and appreciate.
Donald began his first company, Donald Nxumalo Interiors in 2011 and has never looked back, wowing clients and the industry all over Africa. His philosophy for collaborating with clients is simple, “My clients must see themselves in what I bring together. I allow the space to be themselves and they allow me to be me.” The process is always a collective effort and based on trust. He thoroughly enjoys working with clients who engage with him, people who have had a conversation with themselves about their vision and unique expression before seeking him out. “The happiest clients are the ones who realize why they have come to me,” continues Donald.
Donald has paid his dues, working hard to achieve success and be recognised as one of the country’s greatest designers. His clients respect this and seek this expertise and creative imagination to help them express themselves.
Donald has won countless awards and achieved considerable recognition for his talent. From the award as best fourth year design student at TUT, to first prize in the Win a Home television design competition, and with recognition from the Mail and Guardian, Elle Deco, Destiny Man and House and Leisure, Donald is recognised as a formidable and dependable design talent who remains grounded and driven.
“When your cause is strong enough, people will show up.”
Donald Nxumalo is a talented man who has combined sophistication, African influence, urban chic and intuition to create something extraordinary. Much like his Hertex fabric collaborations, Donald Nxumalo of Donald Nxumalo Interior Design is in the “A-list” of designers, able to chart new territories with his unique design language.