Cedric Lincoln Showcases the Natural Wonders of Mauritius with an Exclusive Furniture Brand

One of the most distinctive brands that caught our attention during Milan Design Week was CYPRAEA, a Mauritius-based company that reflects the country’s tropical environment, aiming to become the first ambassador of Mauritian Luxury Style that blends design with nature in perfect harmony.

Founded in 1974, the company – the oldest furniture manufacturer in Mauritius –  was rebranded in 2016 to Mavenci (“Maven” meaning timber experts, and “Chi” being the Chinese word for energy) by Cedric Lincoln who took the helm two years earlier. In 2017, Cedric started contemplating an export line with the vision of bringing Mauritian Soul to the international stage but to do so he needed to find an open-minded designer who would bring a different perspective to the table.