South African Designer Creates Furniture Bridging Engineering And Storytelling

South African Designer Creates Furniture Bridging Engineering And Storytelling

Gregor Jenkin infuses inspiration from the dynamic local political environment in pieces which advance traditional craftsmanship.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 7 december 2011

South Africa might not come to mind as a center for emerging design, but a sample of work we spotted by Gregor Jenkin Studio last week at Design Miami got our attention. The exhibit staged by Southern Guild, South Africa’s premier design gallery, of Jenkin’s furniture pieces weren’t the sleek and colorful variety usually associated with European manufacturers. In fact it was quite easy to look past the natural steel and light wood pieces exhibited.

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