About 2019-08-13T14:13:23+00:00


The passionate, young and vibrant team at Kojabu Interior and Lifestyle has been astounding the interior design industry and setting trends for several years.

Our creative team is led by the Founder of Kojabu, Jacob Crafford-Burger. His background in Interior Design, Landscaping, Fashion and Textiles is reflected in how the company now boasts with top end clients and the success of completion on numerous projects both residential and commercial.

Since Kojabu was found in 2012 we have been committed to delivering seamlessly executed, good quality design that offers a timeless and eternal slant that stems back to the doctrines and ethics of design. Jacob will lead your project from a planning and creative point of view, supported by his team to assist with drawings, budget and project management.

Our creative team’s attention to detail and meticulous care, result in luxurious bespoke interiors that often exceed our clients’ dreams.

Kojabu offers an all inclusive design service and are well respected to follow a cost effective approach while working with reputable subcontractors and craftsmen that understands their vision. Renderings, sketches, mood boards, and meticulous attention to detail, puts the clients at ease while being part of the design process.

We pride ourselves to be published interior designers in Cape Town and South Africa having been featured in popular publications like Tuis & Home, Vrouekeur and Distrikspos. Visit the media page to read the full featured articles.

We truly believe that is life enhancing and deliver it in every project we undertake. Each project is and beautifully finished, no matter how large or small.

The passionate Kojabu team of designers, and short-listed service professionals, are looking forward to creating comfort, balance and harmony to your next design project.


Jacob Crafford ­Burger started working as an Interior Designer while he was still obtaining his formal qualification.

After the completion of his Diploma in Interior Design at Rita Linde Interior & Design School in Cape-Town, he consulted in a freelance capacity with his extended network before diversifying his spatial design skills by undertaking and completing a Landscaping course at ElaineScape in Somerset West. Subsequently he worked as a contracted consultant on their landscaping projects.

Thereafter Jacob was awarded an internship at Hertex in Somerset West, where he came to know a great deal about textiles and gained experience in showroom management.

After completing his internship, he began his working career as a visual merchandiser for the homeware department at Woolworths (Tygervalley, Canal Walk, Cavendish Square and Paarl Mall). During this period Jacob’s attention to detail and creative abilities gained the attentions of D & K Fashions, a collective of Errol Arends, Bogart Wear, Morgan de Toi and NafNaf Paris. They offered him a Visual Merchandiser position for their Johannesburg stores.

Shortly after his skills building experience with D & K, he was exposed to EssentialLife. It was there that he became inspired by South African contemporary design. This had a big impact on Jacob and as a result he resigned, moved down to Cape Town and started his own company, Kojabu Interior & Lifestyle.

The opportunity arose to open A Place alongside Aleit Swanepoel and the venture was grabbed with great excitement. His vision was to work with a small collaboration of selected contemporary designers and artists. After a few months working together with A Place and the rest of “The Aleit Group”, doing styling for corporate events and weddings ­ including floral art and arranging, he decided to go back to working on his own brand, Kojabu Interior & Lifestyle, which he is now trading under.

In his free time, he works on his men’s fashion range “Jakob” another dream that will shortly turn into a tangible reality.

Jacob is based in Cape Town and Johannesburg and undertakes the entire design process, from interior architectural design as well as custom furniture, art pieces and landscaping.

He also offers a full project management package alongside his design service.