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About Semper Fortis

“Semper Fortis was a name that resonated deeply with our family values, company purpose and ambitions. It means “Always Brave” and it was the perfect name with which to take on a brave new world that requires adaptation, innovation and above all, that places the needs of our customers first.”

- Dylan Joseph

About Dylan Joesph

Introducing Dylan Joseph, a visionary in the world of furniture design and manufacturing, with over two decades of unparalleled expertise. As the esteemed owner of Semper Fortis, his passion for creating exceptional furniture pieces has left an indelible mark on the industry.

Drawing inspiration from art, nature, and the interplay of form and function, Dylan has consistently pushed the boundaries of furniture design, redefining spaces and captivating the hearts of clients. His keen eye for detail and commitment to quality craftsmanship have earned him widespread following among discerning enthusiasts and industry peers alike.

In the spirit of creativity and innovation, Dylan has reshaped the home decor landscape with his groundbreaking concepts. Semper Fortis is infused with a unique blend of timeless elegance and modern sensibilities.

Through their shared commitment to excellence, both Dylan Joseph and his team have transformed their brand into a beacon of luxury and sophistication, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire new generations of furniture connoisseurs.

Explore the world of Semper Fortis, where artistry and dedication converge to create furniture masterpieces that transcend the ordinary and elevate living spaces to extraordinary realms.

Our Story

Semper Fortis offers bespoke furniture that is carefully handcrafted in South Africa. We are dedicated to quality, craftsmanship, comfort and customer service. Semper Fortis means ‘Always Brave” in Latin. Our company was born out of a feeling – a feeling that our expectations of life and the spaces that we spend time in are changing. But that feeling also had a deep understanding. An understanding that quality and great craftsmanship are timeless.

We’ve been preserving the craft of making bespoke furniture in South Africa for over 20 years, employing skilled artisans and passionate professionals at our factory in Cape Town. With generations of expertise, these talented furniture makers and designers are at the very heart of our brave brand.


We believe in having a clear purpose. It’s at the centre of who we are and what we do. Simply put, we believe that everyone should have a purpose – purpose for our employees, purpose for their families and purpose for our customers and trade partners.

We strive to cultivate and maintain an environment of mutual respect and inclusion, while innovating, designing and crafting furnishings for your home and life in order to live with purpose.