Setamono Japanese Homeware celebrates thoughtful design & unique gifting

Based in Cape Town, Setamono Japanese Homeware brings the everyday joy of elegant Eastern ceremony and the beauty of thoughtful design into your home with a bespoke range of inspiring lifestyle accessories, hand-picked from selected suppliers throughout Japan.

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The term Setamono originates from a revered place in Japan, known for its centuries-old tradition of crafting exquisite tableware and culinary essentials. With a nod to this legacy, Setamono transcends borders to redefine the concept of fine living and unique gifting.

This includes a singular selection of top-tier Japanese tableware, cookware, knives, hibachi grills,binchotan charcoal, decor, organic incense, furoshiki, bed & bath accessories, matcha necessities, and much more.

Inspired by the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and curated to set the scene for excitement and innovation in South African homes, there’s a touch of sophistication and refinement in every piece.

Setamono owner and founder Darrin Morrisby’s inspiration stems from a profound passion for exclusive hospitality and design, cultivated over two decades of experience in the fine-dining industry, extensive travels, and dining in the finest Japanese restaurants worldwide. The journey began with Darrin’s growing admiration for Eastern culture, ethos, and attention to detail, which prompted the exploration of Japanese homeware in London and Japan.

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Upon his return to South Africa, this trailblazer saw an opportunity to introduce this exceptional level of sophistication and quality to local restauranteurs and connoisseurs. Today, Darrin and his wife and business partner, Camilla Morrisby, take pride in sharing the beauty and quality of Japanese homeware and dining experiences to enrich the experience and lifestyle of South African aesthetes.

“At Setamono, we embrace the philosophy that every object should spark joy and enhance everyday living. From the unparalleled precision of Japanese knives to the exquisite simplicity of tableware, each item is meticulously curated to evoke a sense of delight and wonder,” says Darrin.

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While our roots may lie in the realm of culinary craftsmanship, Setamono has evolved to encompass a diverse array of Japanese treasures designed to enrich daily life. Whether it’s the artful elegance of furoshiki or the timeless charm of daruma dolls, our collection invites you to discover the beauty of Japanese tradition reimagined for modern living.

Indulge in the exquisite craftsmanship and timeless allure of Setamono Japanese Homeware. Visit to discover new ways of infusing your everyday rituals with a touch of effortless elegance – a testament to the art of living well.

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