South African lighting design studio, Mema Designs, creates unique products using woven aluminium mesh fabric. A collaborative venture, developed over several years by business partners, Ari Geva and Sian Eliot, their exquisite lighting pieces are finely crafted and could be described as ‘jewellery for architectural spaces’. Their combined fifty years’ experience in industrial design and electronics engineering is a great foundation for an otherwise extremely artistic collaboration.

These exquisite lighting pieces come to life in their studio in the pulsating city of Johannesburg; the perfect place to bring together their unparalleled art, craft, and engineering practices.

“Our commitment to the project is to make beautiful and inspiring objects which lift people’s spirits and minds. Our natural sense of adventure, determination, and playfulness is what propels us through years of learning and experimentation, culminating in a truly unique process and series of products. Please share in our experience – by enjoying the results as much as we do!”

Interviews with Mema

Our Process


At the heart of bespoke design practice is the capacity to think up new things. Bring us a wonderful space and the need for a special installation and we will respond with a great idea!


The success of any bespoke project relies on technical capacity and an eye for detail. Nothing is left to chance in engineering our world of art-sculpture-lighting works.


Our greatest joy is to make something with the fine touch of a craftsperson. Look in the ‘news’ section for a video of us in studio.