moea ( SESOTHO) ~ AIR , WIND or SPirit



Moea design studio was founded by Cassandra Twala and Johanna von Stein , with the intention of using design to honour all forms of life. Moea, translated in sesotho means, air, wind or spirit. 


Our studio works on architecture, interior design and creative consulting projects. We ground ourselves in the visceral process of making and soar in the process of ideating and storytelling. 

As long as there is air in our lungs, the possibilities are endless. 


Jo is an architect, urbanist, and creative entrepreneur working in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jo studied and practiced Architecture in Germany before relocating to South Africa. Passionate about cities, Jo is fascinated by the challenges that come with creating better urban living.


Designer & Creative entrepreneur. Cassandra is a self professed purveyor of African beauty. With an architectural degree, as well as an honours degree in brand strategy & communication, Cassandra has crafted a career path that uniquely traverses through multiple creative disciplines.


Technologist and Designer. Ntuthuko has a keen interest in technology and its relativity to architecture. He also has passion for vernacular and green (but ‘barefoot’) architecture and how it can be implemented in modern times. Ntuthuko has an architectural degree, and has experience in residential architecture in various scales.