Our Story

Hello there, I am 'Detola (a.k.a. Tola), the designer/maker behind the award winning black brand Detola and Geek. We are a home & lifestyle handmade business based in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK 

Meet the owner of Detola and Geek, Detola, the designer/maker

"Straddling the border of textiles and homeware, Detola & Geek celebrates the meeting of African design and retro inspiration with some outrageously well-priced drum lampshades and cushions. Their tealight holders are a fine buy and available to buy online." ~ House & Garden

My handcrafted African inspired lampshade are my unique selling point and best-sellers. I also make other products such as cushions, wall decor, coasters, candle holders etc 

My "super power" when making lampshades is by giving them alternative inner linings as well as making double-lined & clear-lined ones. They surely do make a statement wherever they are placed.

My Detola & Geek African inspired handmade products are a quick & easy way to inject splashes of colour into your spaces. Quite functional & very trendy too.  My vibrant designs always get the conversation started. Right?