About Douglas Jones
Douglas Jones Mosaics is a leading importer and wholesaler of unique, high-quality glass, porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, and recycled glass mosaics to the Southern African market. We offer bespoke, ever-evolving collections and specialty décor products, in various sizes, colours and finishes.
Douglas Jones also has the in-house capability to design and make up mosaic patterns, mixes and fades. The Creative Assembly Department is a labour-intensive component of the business that employs people who work tirelessly to produce beautiful patterns that are installed throughout the world. Hotels, restaurants, lavish homes and corporate companies with a flair for design characteristically play home to some of the tasteful mosaic designs made up in our Cape Town warehouse.
Douglas Jones products can be found in most leading tile retailers across Southern Africa.
The History of Douglas Jones
November 1999. The first container arrived from Singapore for Douglas Jones to sell to the South African market.
Robin Douglas-Jones was one of the key figures in the introduction of mosaics into the South African market. Having owned a hardware store in Port Elizabeth and then establishing Kenzan Tiles, Robin moved to wholesaling mosaics and tile décor products when he identified a need in the ceramic tile business for more mosaic, décor and tile accent products.
That void was soon filled by Douglas Jones – the tile decor Collection, who began supplying tile retailers in early 2000. Since then the business has grown and has expanded across Southern Africa.
Robin seemed to understand how fickle the mosaic market can be. With so many different products to choose from around the world he had to be absolutely certain that a specific range would be accepted and supported by the local market, for which he had a brilliantly trained eye.