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Cape Furniture Exhibition: 24 – 26 August

Don’t miss this great collaborative exhibition between some of Cape Town’s top furniture designers and manufacturers!

Participating exhibitors include: Pedersen & Lennard, Woodlam, Liam Mooney, Heath Nash, Supreme Upholstery, Kluyts & Co, Petersen’s, Haldane Martin, Pierre Cronje, CO Designs, Vogel Designs, Feeling African, Bellacraft Design, On Q Design, Woodworld, Tsai Design Studio and more.

RSVP by Tuesday, 23 August at 12 noon info@capefurniture.za.org

Jared Odell Furniture and Design

Cape Town designer, Jared Odell, recently launched an innovative and fresh new range called FULBRITE. ‘What’s your favourite colour?’ is the catch phrase for this range and buyers are given the option to customise their piece, choosing from a selection of powder coating colours to create something truly unique.

All Images by Anthony Lee Martin

Jared Odell is a born and bred Cape Town based designer. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and went off to work for one of the most recognisable international design firms in South Africa. Jared designed for some of the biggest international brands in the world, both locally and internationally. After a few years in the corporate world of design, he has taken the leap to go out on his own, and “Jared Odell Furniture & Design” is the result of this move. Adventure, Style, Beauty, Freedom and Individuality are the driving creative forces behind Jared Odell. His desire to create something beautiful yet classic and timeless is the goal of Jared Odell Furniture & Design.




To place an order or for more information contact Jared Odell:

Cell:072 556 7574
Email: info@jaredodell.co.za

REcreate launches new showroom

A treasure! REcreate has not only given new use and purpose, but also new found beauty to this unusual primitive piece of early tinware – once a 24 piece candle mould, now an extraordinary vase.

Clear glass test tubes add a fresh edge, making this piece perfect for any setting, from a country kitchen to a contemporary home craving that eclectic ‘something’!

Cape Town’s Iconic ‘Bashew Crate’ is transformed into a quirky side table, with reclaimed timber legs and a black coloured sliding glass top – perfect to store anything from your magazines to your TV remote controls.

Gorgeous side table lamp made from an old dress-makers doll with a satin and lace belt around her waist and a cream Belgium linen shade on her head.

An old porthole window is REused as a contemporary side table with solid brass legs and a smokey grey mirror top.

To contact REcreate or view the complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives, click here.

Haldane Martin launches new Joburg Showroom

Cape Town furniture designer Haldane Martin, is opening a Joburg showroom in Objekt’s Parktown North retail space as of the 1st of October 2010. Johannesburg design professionals, and furniture lovers alike now have the opportunity to experience Haldane’s award winning furniture first hand. Both well-known iconic designs like the Zulu Mama chair, Songololo Sofa, and Fiela Feather lights, as well as new designs such as the Baba Papa lounger will be permanently available to view, touch and feel. Objekt’s owner Susanne Allers, will ensure that all sales enquiries are handled professionally, with retail and trade prices matching that of Haldane Martin’s showroom in Cape Town.

All are welcome to attend the official launch brunch this Saturday 2nd of October 10am – 12pm.

Objekt, 32 Seventh Avenue, Parktown North

Lorenzo Nassimbeni’s fabric design named in VISI magazine’s top 50 designs since 1998

VISI magazine celebrated the publication of their 50th edition last month. To commemorate this achievement, they selected their top 50 designs since 1998 (the year of their establishment) and held an exhibition. These designs included both local and international items. Lorenzo Nassimbeni’s fabric design was chosen as 1 of these 50.

Lorenzo was also asked by VISI to create an online profile of his top 10 designs over the last 12 years – since VISI was first published. You can view the profile here:


View images from the Opening event:


New designs by Vogel

We love these new designs by Vogel, particularly the innovative ‘Love Me Love Me Not’ side table. The table is available from Source and was designed in collaboration with Justin Plunkett from Joom.

Love Me Love Me Not Table: These delicate side tables are available individually or as a set of eight making up a full flower. The sculpted form of the base unfurls to reveal a surface like a floating leaf or petal.

Magnet Lounge Chair: The low-slung Magnet chairs invite you to lounge in absolute comfort. They are hand crafted, with clean sculpted lines.

Stretch Lounger: This pared-down piece is at once elegantly crisp and softly organic. The fluid lines of the warm timber base are in stark contrast to the sleek black lounging surface.

Nguni Head: Nguni horns have long been African symbols of sustainability and abundance. These beautiful forms can be used as decorative wall sculptures or welcoming hallway coat hooks.

To contact Vogel or view Vogel’s complete portfolio on Cape Town Creatives, click here.

The 1920’s Globe Chair gets a revamp

The Globe Chair was originally designed and patented in 1921, and made in Durban until the early 1940’s. Everyone that sees the chair has a fond memory of a favourite grandmother using them in her kitchen. Its plain simplicity belies its real ingenuity, the unique bolt together assembly system. This incredibly strong assembly system and the durable solid bent wood frame is the reason that you still find these highly sought after chairs in use today. I felt the chair deserved a second chance, and so I am putting it back into production, having made one small improvement – hiding the assembly bolts without compromising on the strength and offering it in a variety of contemporary finishes, from raw beech to brightly coloured spray finishes.