Bringing your ideas to life
A fusion of passion and practiceWhen I started making furniture, it was a sideline hobby that I did on the weekends. Spurred on by youtube videos of people making things that I had seen. With it being a “weekend warrior hobby” I often did it on a shoestring budget – using materials like old steel beams that a client had lying around and reclaimed oak that I found outside an abandoned mine in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
In the beginning, I was just making furniture with what I could find or buy at a good price so often my creations were depicted by the materials themselves and not specifically what I wanted.
Because of this a lot of my furniture design and style has been moulded by the materials that I managed to acquire.
I enjoy the evolution of each piece as I make it. I love how unpredictable working with natural materials can be. Especially when you work with found objects. Because you don’t have a perfect material sometimes you’ve got to improvise and you often end up taking a u-turn and reinventing the product that you are making.