About

Our Message

Style should be effortless.

Brief History

Silk by Design is a family owned business and was started by in 1998 Sue McNair, who remains a Director today, in Durban, South Africa. Throughout our history of trading, we have solidified our position as the market leader in quality and service in the silk flower, and more broadly, home décor industry. We distribute our artificial silk flowers, artificial trees and silk flower arrangements locally as well as export into Africa, Australia, the UK, and Europe.

Craft

We pride ourselves on our workmanship and our attention to detail and use only high-quality silk flowers in our silk flower arrangements. Our team of in-house florists, lead by our Head Florist Albertina Nzuza, are passionate about their craft and love to see the reactions that their beautiful flower arrangements can uncover in our customers.

In addition, through our sales department, lead by Debbie Chetty and Rochelle Pillay, we aim to ensure that our customers receive quality service that lives up to the quality of our flowers & arrangements.

Every member of growing our team plays a vital role in the success of the company, taking responsibility for their work and finding value in their contribution.

Creativity

We are inspired by local and international décor trends while still bringing our unique style to all of our hand-crafted flower arrangements. We achieve this by continuously striving to stay relevant, casting our view far and wide to appreciate the beautiful artistry of others.

Our ability to create bespoke arrangements & floral designs for our customers sets us apart from the competition and over the years we have worked on a number of large corporate landscaping installations, shop fronts, exhibitions, and upmarket residential interiors.

Character

We second the quote by Charles Eames, “The details are not the details. They make the design” and we believe that true beauty lies within diversity.