The Artisans

Clayground

Jade Paton Jade’s background in sculpture – she studied at Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT – paved the way for her move into ceramics. She fell in lo...

Shape shifter

It all began with the award-winning Tutu 2.0 light, Thabisa Mjo’s first take on melding traditional crafts with technology – while sharing stories of ...

Heart Strings

In a cluttered – yet strangely orderly – studio in Linden, Johannesburg, violin-maker Albertus Bekker teases exquisite instruments out of spruce and f...

Meat in French

When asked what he likes most about being a chef, Pete Goffe-Wood invariably says, “clean plates”. And he’d know all about those, having delighted the palates o...

Tangential Art

Part of the London Design Festival, the show was a landmark occasion for Tangent, the winner of the inaugural Lexus Design Award Grand Prix in 2013. An interpre...

MASTER FRAMEBUILDER

Behind a heavy, steampunk-style, wrought iron crimson door is a coffee shop – a revamp of a disused cinema foyer at the Bijou, a historic landmark in Ob...

Takumi: The time it takes

In the West it’s commonly believed that it takes 10 000 hours of study for the average person to become an expert in their subject. But in Japan you’re ...

Houtlander

These two designers behind the Design Indaba’s Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2019, the Interdependence II bench, are driven by a love of working...