Wunders Wunders Furniture

About Us

A Family Story

Building a dream, family, tradition.

Our factory in Cape Town

Our story brought us to Africa 75 years ago, a continent that has continued to surprise and inspire us, it has been the backdrop to our lives.

We have always been dedicated to handcrafting distinctive pieces to the highest quality and the opportunity to work alongside local craftsmen and women has been at the core of this beautiful journey from a modest door to door operation to a nationwide brand.

We are proud to continue our legacy whilst simultaneously moving our brand towards sustainability, innovation and modernity. With family members Dana and Bianca, representing the third generation of Wunders.

1946

Peter Wunder's Father, Paul, arrives in SA after the war.

Our story follows three generations of a family. A young man arrives at the Durban docks postwar, in search of a peaceful and prosperous life for himself and his future family. A qualified upholster, Paul Wunders, soon lands an apprenticeship at a Durban factory.

1951

PK Wunder starts a furniture company called "Everest".

PK Wunder starts a furniture company called "Everest".

1958

Peter Wunder is born.

Paul’s son will go on to fall in love with his fathers craft.

1968

PK Wunder moved to Joburg and starts Randleigh upholstery.

The bustling streets of Johannesburg are beckoning to Paul and he moves his wife and 10 year old son, Peter, to the city of gold and begins Randleigh upholstery.

1983

Peter Wunder graduates from UCT with a Business Science degree.

Paul's proudest moment comes in 1983, when his son Peter Wunder decides to follow in his fathers footsteps and open Upholster All. With just two staff members, they go from door to door offering their custom upholstery service to Cape Towns well off neighbourhoods.

1995

Peter Wunder sees an opportunity.

Peter takes full advantage of an opportunity to manufacture his own furniture range and opens a factory and retail furniture store in Durham Avenue, Woodstock under his family name Wunders .

1998

Wunders takes off.

Just three years later, Wunders is awarded a number of contracts to service the hospitality industry. The Protea group is one of its first clients and remains a client to this day.

2002

Wunders branches out across the pond.

Wunders branches out and start exporting to the UK in the early 2000’s and in 2011, with William Yeoward interiors amongst one of their main clients.

2011

Wunders launches retail store in De Waterkant.

Laura Wunder, Peter's beloved wife and daughter Dana open the flagship retail to showcase exclusive Wunders designs, and bespoke interior design services to the private and commercial market.

2012

Peter Wunder opens “Wunders JHB” under a license agreement.

2017

The brand and Family suffer a great loss when Laura Wunder Passes away.

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.