South African leader in home and lifestyle comfort, Bravo Brands, has unveiled a new logo and corporate identity as part of an extensive rebranding initiative.
The rename aligns with the company’s mission to grow and acquire home comfort brands, under one group. With more than 121 years of craftsmanship and heritage to its name, the business previously known as Bravo Group is now known as Bravo Brands.
The rebrand takes effect from 01 September 2021 and comes as the company’s growth path has enjoyed a steady upward trajectory, even through the pandemic, and has seen the business evolve from furniture manufacturer to multiple home comfort brand owner.
Bravo Brands has eight of South Africa’s much-loved home comfort brands under one roof – Sealy, Slumberland, Edblo, and King Koil make up the Sleep Division, while Alpine, La-Z-Boy, Grafton Everest, and Gommagomma in the Lounge Division are trusted household names.
As the expansion strategy evolves, more household brands are expected to join the stable.
The rebranding initiative coincides with recent changes to the company’s internal structure and processes and is a refreshing take on a South African success story, which continues to mature into an attractive case for investment.
“This rename and rebrand represents a significant step in Bravo Brands’ evolution. We’re redefining who we are, driving change and shaping the future of the furniture and manufacturing industry,” said Dave Govender, Chief Executive Officer.
“Our brand ethos has always been built on trust, credibility and industry knowledge. We pride ourselves on our commitment to driving success and sustainability for our people, our communities, and our economy.”
The new name and logo were developed through a collaborative process, and reflect the company’s passion for high-quality, cost-effective, and locally manufactured home comfort products, grounded in a solid foundation.
Andrew Dewar, Bravo Brands’ Chairman commented “For shareholders and the board, this is an exciting new chapter for us and follows a proud track record in the South African market. We are focused on driving growth and believe that this new positioning sets the scene for the future sustainability of the business.”
Speaking to the woven elements of the new corporate identity, Thabang Lehobye, Head of Design from creative agency FCB Joburg says: “Weaving has formed an integral part of African culture for thousands of years.
“From baskets and bags to fishing nets and furniture, the art of weaving has transformed communities, and these coveted skills are passed down from generation to generation. Time-consuming and complex, each woven item has a story to tell, of long-standing African traditions.
“We thought it apt to use this to bring the heritage and craft of the Bravo Brands’ story to life.”
“We’re inspired by comfort, quality and value. This, together with our clear principles and a culture based on connection and craftsmanship, guides everything we do.
“One group, many brands, prospering people. That’s Bravo Brands,” says Govender.