Nando’s Portal to Africa… An online, carefully curated shopping platform featuring the work of some of Southern Africa’s best designer-makers. The Portal is exclusively for the use of interior designers that design Nando’s restaurants around the world. It launched in May 2018. There are 51 designer-makers with products listed on the Portal and more than 40 have received orders through the platform.
The figures represented are for 15 months of operation, 1 May 2018 – 10 Jan 2020
‘Through the Business Development Initiative as well as The Portal to Africa, we hope to establish sustainable demand with the assistance of partnerships and, through a collaborative approach with the industry, ensure that the sector is scaled up to meet the growing demand. We see our engagement with these businesses as a journey… Ultimately the long-term objective is to develop South African design as a globally sought-after category brand.’ Michael Spinks, Nando’s property and development director.