About us

Duke & Dane was established in 2016 by co-founders Peter-Ian Nienaber (Ian) and Theodor Ludwig Marais (Theo) though our love for Great Dane's. Duke is the name of our 4th Dane called Duke, and the Dane referring to our Great Dane's.

Ian started designing and creating from the very young age of 7 years with a passion to create quality products. He went on to study Fashion Design and created his first Haute Couture collection at the age of 22.

He then went on to work for luxury brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Loro Piana , Dolce & Gabbana where he developed a passion for leather.

After returning to South Africa he created and developed leather products for other South African leather brands before establishing Duke & Dane.

In 2016 Ian and Theo decided to take a chance and start Duke & Dane. It was a dream come true! Ian is the designer and creator and Theo manages the business side of the brand. 

We strive to create quality leather products that can compete with international standards.

Help us build a brand that we can all be proud of and say "they are from South Africa".