L'ATELIER YSWARA

Maboneng, Johannesburg - South Africa / The Cosmopolitan, 1st floor, Corner Albrecht & Commissioner streets

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:40pm / Book 48 hours in advance at concierge@yswara.com outside of opening hours

L'ATELIER YSWARA CAN BE PRIVATIZED FOR EVENTS (baby showers, hen parties, coporate events, etc.). TO BOOK, SEND AN EMAIL TO SALES@YSWARA.COM

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Our Luxe Ubuntu philosophy champions inclusive luxury, accessible to all; where the extraordinary can be found in the heart of the vibrant inner city, where people from all spheres of life interact and mingle, overcoming artificial social barriers to foster the oneness of Humankind.

Our Atelier decor reflects our Pan-African spirit with inspirations from all parts of Africa: Moroccan-inspired tearoom, Coptic crosses from Ethiopia, totem lamps inspired by West & Central Africa, etc.. Every detail has meaning. 

At YSWARA we have always paid tribute to the antiquity of African elegance within a contemporary context. The Atelier is located within the architectural landmark that is the Cosmopolitan building at Maboneng in the Johannesburg CBD. Maboneng is a SeSotho word meaning ‘place of light’ and that phrase has such resonance for our brand.

Built in 1899, THE COSMOPOLITAN, is an historic and iconic building. It is as architecturally unique to Johannesburg as it is beautiful, and forms part of the continuing narrative of the city. Our Luxe Ubuntu philosophy champions inclusive luxury, accessible to all; where the extraordinary can be found in the heart of the vibrant inner city, where people from all spheres of life interact and mingle, overcoming artificial social barriers to foster the oneness of Humankind.

The Maboneng exterior signifies our commitment to the regenerative vitality and creativity of 21st century African city life, while the interiors offer a place for quiet, timeless contemplation. Through the use of noble, natural materials (stone, wood, marble and copper), together with the calming tones of our signature desert pink, we hope to bring those forces together and provide visitors with a restorative sanctuary for simple and refined pleasures. We strive to be that place of light.