About Monya

I used to be a corporate girl, stuck in an office, daydreaming about making beautiful things. Then one day we renovated our home and I finally got my chance. Frustrated by not being able to find the kind of furniture I was looking for in the world of shops, I made a few drawings and got someone to build my ideas from scratch. And that’s how Stokperd began. This is probably where I should also explain what Stokperd means – it’s the Afrikaans word for hobby (or stick horse if you translate directly).

So this is me now, riding off on my stick horse…into the wild blue yonder.

In addition to creating beautiful things and spaces I generally just like to get my hands dirty. I grow stuff; I have a garden full of spinach and other green things I never eat. I’m also partial to winter, small towns & the Karoo.

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Stokperd designs spaces, makes objects & furniture and brings ideas to life.

You know that feeling when you walk into a great space? You instantly feel better. The furniture is placed in just the right way, and you think, “Ooh I love how they’ve hung that picture.” It’s unexpected but familiar. A good work-space feels different, it speeds you up. Makes conversations easier, ideas flow more freely and helps you get things done. And then you have that friend whose house you love to visit, why? You can’t quite put your finger on it, but it feels good to be there. The spaces we inhabit have a great impact on how we live, so let’s make them wonderful.

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