Light and Leather

Feb. 23, 2022

Interior designer NeKeia McSwain’s inaugural artisan leather lighting collection for Ngala Trading is creating jobs and educational opportunities in Johannesburg, South Africa. The leather strips on McSwain’s luxe fixtures are hand-cut and assembled by women artisans from that region. The NeKeia Collection includes three LED fixtures, each of which incorporates tiered layers of leather. The Nairobi Pendant, for example, features three layers of hand cut leather that cascade over the top rim of the pendant. All hard-wired lighting is UL-listed for dry locations.