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VanderNest Furniture was established in 1976 by Lampies vanderNest, a woodwork teacher from Lydenburg in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Lampies did woodwork from home in his spare time. In July of that year he took what was then considered a daring – and even unwise – decision to start his own furniture business, which he called Nesthout Furniture.

From its humble beginnings with Lampies and his two employees, the company grew from strength to strength. In 2005 it was renamed as VanderNest Furniture (Pty) Ltd. Craftsmanship, quality & creating masterpieces were the goal then and still is today.

Today VanderNest Furniture is a second generation South African family owned business with its own factory under the leadership of Lampies’s son, Leon vanderNest.

VanderNest Furniture has become renowned for handmade solid-wood furniture, custom-made and designed in consultation with the client.


Over four decades ago, the VanderNest family launched a local business specializing in furniture restoration and fine reproduction pieces in the classic English, French and Afro Colonial styles.


"An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are the author."



View some or our recent and maybe not so recent finished projects - from idea to drawing to design to product.



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"Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union."




Every person can be creative - you don’t have to be an artist or designer - leave that to us. You do know what you want - maybe in pictures, maybe in a drawing, maybe in words or maybe in feelings. You send us what you have in mind or what you are looking for - whether be it in a drawing, a picture, in words or in feelings - leave it to us to translate those into a bespoke furniture piece.

Please go ahead and submit your heart’s desire of furniture - we will design and manufacture for you!