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Future Generation Art Prize 2017 Shortlist Pinchuk Art Centre

Honorary Toghalista Phoebe Boswell Shortlisted for Future Generation Art Prize

In one of Toghal’s highlights of 2016, we collaborated with artist Phoebe Boswell and designer Ifeanyi Oganwu at 1:54, the leading contemporary African art fair, to create a collection of unique stools and cushions called “Pedestal + Duniake.” The cushions, designed by Boswell and produced by Toghal, displayed Boswell’s skills in draughtsmanship. Created in a […]


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 […]


5 Things We Did Last Year

Well, we had quite a busy year in 2014. Moving on from our launch in December 2013, Toghal has been (in our own modest way) striding ahead with designing beautiful products, hoping to enthuse customers with our take on traditional African design aesthetics, updated for contemporary life. We’ve been to a few events, been interviewed a few times, scouted around shops […]

Fabric on roll

Fabric by the metre

Yaay! By popular demand, we now offer our fabrics by the metre. So you can make your own stuff. Someone wants to make ukelele cases. What will you make? Please share with us when you do.


Revived Tradition – We Are Trendy

Several trendcasters popped by our stand at Clerkenwell, and one of them – StyleSight – put together a slide on Revived Tradition, saying: Mixed multiethnic and folk patterns adorn soft goods and upholstered surfaces to brighten up interiors. Have a look at the full collection of the blue Toghal cushions peeking out of the basket … There are […]

african print cushions

3 Things to Celebrate

A quick regress to childhood with a: ‘pinch and a punch for the first day of the month’. The rush of Clerkenwell Design Week is over. So as the dust settles, and our stock is now swollen, we can announce the winner of our competition for the zing cushion. It is …. Anna Schwingenschoegl. Only one […]


Our Clerkenwell Week

We were at Additions at Clerkenwell Design Week from 20-22 May, in the lovely space in the crypt at St. James’ Church, with it’s lovely arched ceilings and brick walls. We enjoyed meeting journalists, bloggers, interior designers, curious graphic artists and many delightful people who simply love textiles, print and colour. An interview with eNCAnews, […]

Toghal Green Vine Picnic Cloth

The zing range

With three bright colours in mind – citrus green, punk pink and spicy orange – we have introduced zing into our new fabrics, now printed in a lighter 100% half-panama cloth. What hasn’t changed is that the fabrics are still lovely to touch, and (we think) lovely to behold. Do nose around and let us know […]