We collaborate with businesses and other industry partners creating furniture, products and sculptures that embrace our expertise and knowledge of wood. Our team of highly skilled craftsmen have developed projects from one-off pieces for launch events to full production ranges. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a potential collaboration.

 




AVOOVA Backgammon



AVOOVA Backgammon

We have joined forces with Tom Goddard of AVOOVA to develop one of the most beautiful and luxurious backgammon boards available, designed and made entirely by hand, for the most highly-discerning backgammon players.

The box and board is made from American walnut with intricate inlays in ostrich eggshell and brass. The counters reflect the box design, made from solid brass with inlaid eggshell, the dice shakers are hand-turned wood with brass rims and engraved wood doubling dice. Customers can choose from a variety of colours and finishes. All of the raw materials are the finest quality -sourced to meet our environmental and sustainable credentials.

Each board is a work-of-art, made only to order with an 8 week lead time. We keep a set on display at our Cape Town workshop, sets can be ordered directly from us. Please contact us to arrange a workshop appointment to view the boards or to order.

AVOOVA Backgammon


AVOOVA Backgammon


AVOOVA Backgammon








Decorex 2019



Decorex 2019

In 2019 we approached the interior stylist and design consultant Alex Kristal, of Made Good Studio in London, to design our stand for Decorex International at Olympia. After an initial discussion, Alex redefined the creative brief and brought her vision to life by mapping out a spatial composition and then layering it with visual research. She brought in the talented floral artist Frida Kim, who designed the exquisite flower ‘clouds’ suspended above our furniture, bringing an ethereal beauty to the space.

The result was an inviting, calm and beautiful scene in the middle of a bustling trade show, with a fresh Mediterranean palette that complimented the considered simplicity of the furniture we exhibited. The stand was a balance of textures and tones, from the Marrakesh walls to the carefully selected ceramics, that accentuated the finely finished warm timber tones of walnut and ebonised oak.

Photo credit: Felix Speller
alexkristal.com

 

 

 

 

Decorex 2019


Decorex 2019


Decorex 2019








Frazer Parfum Bok



Frazer Parfum Bok

Tammy Frazer is a well-known South African based parfumer, whose grandfather created Oil of Olay. A self respected parfumer in her own right, Tammy runs Frazer Parfums who create thoughtful perfume products that capture the raw earthiness of Africa. Chemical-free and additive-free they are truly unique and intrinsically unlike other fragrances you may have experienced.

In 2017 Tammy created a children’s fragrance called BOK – Afrikaans for buck, using pure and natural African plant based ingredients. The buck is reflected in the logo and embodies the brand story. Tammy commissioned Andrew Dominic to design and make a life size rocking bok to launch the perfume.

Starting from a hand drawn sketch we created a technical drawing to take dimensions from, then made up a simple block form using traditional woodworking methods from which the end shapes were then hand carved. American Poplar was selected for the wood species for its ease of carving and ability to work with in this sculptural way. Testing the end rocker for the launch party we sat a toddler on it for stability and safety, taking into account the angle of the head and the horns which were designed for children to hold onto.

Frazer Parfum Bok


Frazer Parfum Bok


Frazer Parfum Bok








‘Mandela Series’ Commemorative Boxes



‘Mandela Series’ Commemorative Boxes

We have worked with Breinstorm Brand Architects on 2 collaborations creating Commemorative coin boxes for the South African Mint. The first was a limited edition box for the Nocturnal Hunters series, which highlighted the plight of the Leopard. The boxes were made from yellow wood with a kiaat inlay replicating the pattern of a leopard’s pelt, with a leather carry case.

The second collaboration was to develop a series of limited edition boxes for the Mandela Commemorative gift collection. The ‘Life of a Legend – Nelson Mandela’ Protea series has a series of different designs, each representing a different chapter of the Former South African President, Nelson Mandela’s life on each year’s coin issue.

‘Mandela Series’ Commemorative Boxes


‘Mandela Series’ Commemorative Boxes


‘Mandela Series’ Commemorative Boxes