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Contemporary Design Africa

Q&A with the author of Contemporary Design Africa

    Tapiwa Matsinde, a graphic designer and brand consultant, launched her blog Atelier Fifty-Five, one of our favourite resources on African design, as a personal project to gather inspiring work she came across. But after a few years doing so, she saw potential for a book — and so did Thames & Hudson, which published Contemporary Design […]

Toghal Riverbed Print

Behind the print: Riverbed

Going behind the print One of the things we love most about doing events such as Africa Utopia and The Barbican Christmas Market, is all the interesting conversations we get into with you! We’re often asked about the inspiration behind our designs and for this reason, we’ve decided to start a new series on our blog: ‘behind the […]


Have it your way: introducing our bespoke range

  We’re just about recovered from a fantastic, busy weekend at the Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival.  There were several highlights, including Toghal co-founder, Dayo Forster, giving a talk about stories – the inspiration behind the brand. We’ll share this on our blog soon, for those who couldn’t be there. However, the one thing that […]

Toghal Survey

Help us connect

Toghal was born out of our passion for African textiles and design. We combine these loves in creating exquisitely crafted, stylish homeware products, inspired by heritage designs from across the African continent. We want to find out the best way to find and connect with those who share our passions, as we create products that […]

Africa Utopia #Toghaltravels

Get your passports ready – we’re going to Africa Utopia!

  We invite you to journey with us to our favourite continent this September, at the Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival. Taking place from Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th September, the festival is back for a third year celebrating the arts and culture of one of the world’s most dynamic and fast-changing continents. The festival looks […]