Stokperd is a Cape Town-based furniture design company founded by Monya Eastman. After renovating her home in Green Point, Monya sought furniture that would fit the new space but struggled to find the right furnishings. She opted instead to get her furniture made, and hence, Stokperd was born. Unlike other furniture companies, Monya didn’t start Stokperd with a formal range, but it began the other way round. ‘Each piece on my website was commissioned and custom-made. I make to order, so nothing is ever mass-produced’, says Monya when HL chatted with her. Her collaboration with clients is very personal as she works with them to design the perfect piece. ‘Most of the clients I’ve worked with already have an idea of what they want, but like me, they haven’t been able to buy it off the shelf,’ she says. ‘During the first meeting we look at the space, measure it out, decide on wood and materials and the shape takes form. Once the design has been approved, production starts.’ Stokperd also have a very popular existing range – clients can order an established style or customise their wood and style preference. Stokperd is based in Cape Town but deliver nationally. If you wish to purchase an item from Stokperd’s range or commission Monya to create your own individual piece, find her at stokperd.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 082-372-2111.