About Us

Sarah Calburn

Dakalo Dyer

Sarah Calburn is the founder and director of Sarah Calburn Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her award winning work has been featured in various publications including the Phaedon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. Most recently, she has appeared in 'Raising the Roof ', a collection showcasing 50 female architects from around the world.


Her interest in Japan was galvanised by an intensive architectural tour she made through Japan in 2017. Since then, she has been studying Japanese, making buildings, painting and experimenting with origami.


Dakalo Dyer grew up in Makhado, Limpopo. She majored in Microbiology and Biochemistry at Rhodes University. She is a qualified Life Sciences teacher for grades 10-12 and Natural Sciences teacher for grades 7-9.

Dakalo studied architecture for several years, during which time she became fascinated with the elegant minimalism and tranquility of Japanese architecture.

She started to learn Japanese, with the intention of studying Traditional Japanese Architecture in Japan. These plans are still in the works. Dakalo has become passionate about modular origami.

Here she holds her iced daiquiri inspiration.

Sarah and Dakalo have known eachother for many years now, and late in 2021 they teamed up around their common interests in Japan, architecture and origami.

Every lamp we make fills us with joy and delight, and we are mesmerised over and over again. Our delight in these lamps is what we'd like to pass on to you.