Nyumbani design is a Tanzanian-based jewellery brand inspired by the beauty and colours of the Swahili coast. The label believes in creating simple yet distinctively desirable pieces of wearable art that are handcrafted and shaped by skilled artisans throughout Tanzania using locally sourced wood. Each piece is sculpted by hand from different sections of wood, making each piece slightly different and unique in colour, ensuring that no two pieces are the same.
Kerry Glanfield is the creative genius behind Nyumbani Design. She is a fashion production and development specialist from the Cayman Islands. Nyumbani is a colourful amalgamation of her homes in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and East-Africa. Graduating with a first-class honors degree from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2005, Kerry also gained invaluable experience working for high-end fashion designers in London.
After relocating to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2010, her home became an inspired canvas: an integral foundation to explore diverse cultures, colour, shapes and textiles. Naturally Tanzanian inspired, nyumbani design’s name originates from the Kiswahili word for ‘home’ and has become a focal point for her design aesthetic as well as offering a sanctuary space to experiment with her ideas.
After forming a partnership with an environmental project, Trees for the Future, for every jewellery piece sold, a seed will be planted to restore and support the plantation of trees with rural communities in the developing world. Shop the collection here