who we were

Makers Union was a Durban (South Africa) based custom design & manufacture furniture business owned and operated by me, Paul Figueira.
The business ran from 2013 to 2017 and our primary focus was quality joinery using responsibly sourced materials.

who i am

I first began designing and making my own furniture when I studied architecture. I then worked in the architectural field for 9 years before starting a small furniture business called “Wooder” which I ran for 2 years part time. The part time passion became a full time calling and Makers Union was born with my good friend Rhett Baker who has since gone on to further develop Kraft, his detailed and carefully considered quality timber glasses range.
I opted to shut the business down in 2017 to pursue new avenues but continue to make and design in my spare time for the love and joy of creating.