About Us

AFRICANOLOGIE HOME was born out of a love and passion for Africa – its diverse cultures, beauty of the landscape and the purity of its creations, which are the essence of the hand-selected range we bring into Australia for all to enjoy.

 Most of AFRICANOLOGIE HOME's items are one-of-a-kind unique pieces that have been sourced from afar communities in Africa or commissioned directly by us with many talented artisans. We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we form with these artisans and their communities.

Having our own buyer permanently in South Africa allows us a unique advantage to constantly source and commission new products.

 AFRICANOLOGIE HOME offers an interior styling service and rental arrangements are available to the interior design trade, stylists and retail customers (conditions apply).

DAEL LANE – Founder / Director 

“I was born in Zimbabwe, and from a young age I watched my mother collect African artefacts from local traders, which she would sell to shops in Johannesburg. I found myself 'collecting' from her collection, and my passion and love of different and unique things grew. I moved to Australia in 2004, bringing a part of Africa with me, as it's still very much in my blood. The art & craft Africa produces is so unique and beautiful, and to me the real beauty in each piece is, they are perfectly imperfect" 

JACQUI VARASDI – Director / Interior Stylist

“I’ve always loved interior design, so as soon as I had the chance I gave up my advertising and marketing career to complete a design course and pursue my passion for styling interiors.  Since starting the business I've had the privilege to visit Africa and hand-select Africanologie Home's unique collections for Australia. I love that these beautifully handcrafted items will add a special touch of African soul into Australian homes and at the same time help many talented artisans and their communities.”