Andrew loves the outdoors especially when it includes cycling, sailing and windsurfing. He is originally from the United Kingdom. He met his South African wife, Susie, in France and they worked and travelled together before settling in Cape Town in 2009 where together, they started Andrew Dominic Furniture.
What was the first piece you ever made?
The first thing I ever made was a tiny little toy rowing boat, which I carved and shaped. I was maybe around seven years old but I still remember putting great care into the little curves and simple lines of this tiny boat, complete with floorboards and bench seats.
How did you become a contemporary furniture designer and maker?
I had a keen eye and good practical skills in woodwork from a young age. I also helped my father maintain our wooden boat and later helped at working on and re-fitting much larger wooden and steel classic yachts. My passion for beautiful things and design began with everything sea and boat related.