Our Story

Whö we are:

The CribStöre is a consciously curated online store for sustainably produced furniture and homeware designed and manufactured in South Africa.

This refined collection celebrates the country’s contemporary design aesthetic – bold and brilliant – and allows South Africans to furnish and decorate their homes and offices with top local brands.

The CribStöre’s expertly edited, cruelty-free products include beautiful chairs, tables, lighting, linen, mirrors, art, planters and so much more. This compilation of homeware essentials allows you to mix and match your favourite local brands on one easy-to-navigate retail platform.

As proud promoters of the designers, makers and manufacturers behind these South African businesses, we have made it our mission to showcase the talent and skill that goes into every item we sell. Curated with sustainability in mind, many of our products are upcycled, recycled or made by hand. We also support social-design initiatives focused on skills’ development, and love sharing these and other authentic stories with our community of conscious consumers. 

Whö you are:

 You are looking for QUALITY ALTERNATIVES
That are made
and are sustainable

You want the comfort of knowing you are choosing from an expertly CURATED
selection and are not overwhelmed by too many choices. You appreciate the human element of items made by hand and know that POSITIVE ENERGY is being transferred when you bring them into your home.

You are also more CONSCIOUS & understand the importance today of being SOCIALLY & ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE in choosing products and services that are not detrimental to our natural environment, the society we live in and ALL we share this planet with.


FOUNDERS - The Pikus Brothers

The spelling of The CribStöre is curated, just like its edited collection of homeware. The umlaut on the ö represents the two brothers behind the brand, Philip and Stephen Pikus, who launched The CribStöre in 2022 as a way to support South African design entrepreneurs. When seen on its own, the ö expresses the emotion of wonder that the brothers wish to invoke through their local product offering.

Philip started his first interior design company in Johannesburg at the age of 19, and has since worked on the interiors of some of the country’s best wine farms, hotels, guest houses and private residences, even creating an eponymous range of locally produced fabrics. More recently Director at Urban Fabrics, Philip has now joined forces with Stephen to open The CribStöre, where they will soon be launching their own in-house range of products too.

Stephen began his career working for an NGO in Limpopo, funding its initiatives by recycling and upcycling trash into lighting. He’s won the Eskom Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition, been shortlisted for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards in London (category: light installation), and was recently nominated for the Greening the Future Award. Now based in Joburg, he works with top interior designers and architects, turning recycled, re-purposed and renewable materials into custom handcrafted lighting, while upskilling and employing people in the process. Ninety percent of the people in his team come from programmes such as the Youth Employment Services (YES) Programme, for which he hosts year-long internships.

Philip Pikus


Stephen Pikus


"Shop with The CribStöre and be part of our movement to create change for the greater good of our country."

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