Adventurous, creative and entrepreneurial, Denise Zidel is the force behind African Luxe Interiors and Snobstuff.

Denise believes one of life’s simplest pleasures is to be surrounded by things that have been lovingly crafted by hand.  Over the last thirty years, she has hand picked each and every piece on offer, cultivating relationships with the artists, designers and artisans who create the works of functional art and fine furnishings. The products you find here are rich: in colour, texture and history, and with a strong cultural voice sure to echo throughout your home. When you admire weaving, beading, carving or hand-work you will feel this unique blend of craftsmanship and culture. You’ll also find many pieces celebrate natural forms and organic textures, which work to connect us to the earth.

“The beautiful people of Africa have expressed their abundance of energy and talent to produce exquisite products of modern design and art. Moreover these workers, craftsmen and women and designers share their stories through their work. The relationships I’ve formed with these artists have renewed my spirit and my approach to life. It is this spirit that imbues their work and I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I do.” – Denise Zidel


A portion of each and every sale goes to support Education without Borders, and their work in South Africa. Education without Borders is a Canadian founded not-for-profit that brings educational opportunities to impoverished regions around the world .  From building schools, to funding programs, to offering tutoring, they work with existing personnel, infrastructure , and environment (both physical and cultural) to provide skills training to both students and teachers alike. For more information visit