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Nando’s crockery inspired by the home of PERi-PERi

By Olivia Atkins, Writer

May 15, 2019 | 1 min read

Design agency Sunshinegun looked to Mozambique, the birthplace of Nando's PERi-PERi flavouring - to design its new crockery range.

Keen to incorporate the colours, architecture and art found in the country's capital, Maputo, the collection references Mozambique's rich history and is heavily influenced by both African and Portuguese architectural design and culture.

“We wanted to bring the vibrancy of Mozambique, the birthplace of Nando’s PERi-PERi, to life,” says Bronwen Rautenbach, Sunshinegun's creative partner and co-founder. “We sent, Simps and Nolo, two young designers with an eye for patterns and a spirit for adventure, to Mozambique to bring a real Southern African story to the new crockery.”

Grey was used as a base colour, inspired by the hue of the soil that the PERi-PERi plants grow in. This colour shows the food off beautifully. The new crockery designs include 'wonky' shapes, as well as matte and gloss enamels.

The designers headed to Maputo to learn more about its Art Deco, Tropical Modernist and Expressionist architectural styles. On their voyage, they took over 1,500 photographs of the architecture so that they could digitise the kaleidoscope of patterns and weave them into the crockery utensils.

Now consumers can be instantly transported to the home of Nando’s PERi-PERi, Maputo while feasting at the chicken restaurant chain.


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