Recycle-Upcycle-Design-Sustainability A collective Group of Upcycle South Africa Designers
Antz Design & Art
Antonnette works with metal, wood, vinyl and glass. Working with waste only, Antonnette uses what is available at the time and therefore most items are uniquely made and finished. Her passion is to rework a “throw-away” into new life – she believes, that as with us humans, there is a hidden beauty in everything.
Contact Person: Antonnette Viljoen
Telephone number: +27 (0)76 587 3899
Bright Ideas is a small and fast growing entity which is based in the community of Dunoon, Cape Town. It specializes in recycling of cans ,plastic, metal, bottle tops and glass, we also do soft and thick galvanized wire , silver lined beaded products which are sold locally ,nationally, internationally
We employ 7 people who works on daily basis but not necessarily everyday. We usually take more people to help us when we get big orders which will be needed in short period of time.
Our Vision is to create a lot of jobs to for our community. Our products are decorative and functional you can use them in different things e.g key Holders ,fruit bowls ,light holders etc.
All our crafts get made by hand and all the designs have their own individual pattern and character , this keeps us busy all the time with our hands and minds to refresh and inspire. Our products always have good quality and we do a lot of designs depending on what a customer is requesting
Brian - email@example.com
We make handmade
furniture with recycled wrought iron and steel.Our products are suitable for in
and out door.As business Feeling African its supplies fresh handmade products
to the interior design market at the same time being an employment to art
From making humble wire toys as a young boy, Joe Mapfuno has turned his innate creativity into a thriving business today. He now employs a team of 11 highly creative artists.
They began by supplying to local outlets and very soon the demand for their products became national and then international, where they are now exporting a great deal of their wiremetal artworks.
Starting with a small range that flew off the shelves, they now boast over a hundred and fifty different creations in their collection. With the team pooling their ideas and skills, they ensure that each item is beautifully handcrafted and unique in its own way.
Jojo Wiremetal Sculptures offers unique and innovative artworks, from once-off pieces to mass produced pieces. These ArtDeco wire sculptures, which serve as functional and/or display items, will bring a touch of warmth and uniqueness into your homes...
Alison Coutras established Kunye in 1995. She designs products and trains groups and individuals who handcraft products, from upcycled material. Alison’s qualifications in Environmental Resource Management has made her acutely aware of the need for sustainability resulting in a number of awards/citations. She was invited to the Clinton Global Initiative in New York where her up-cycled products were used extensively in the décor as well as the opening of the event in the MOMA.
Kunye has now been handed over to Patricia who has been with the organisation since the beginning.
Libere Foundation, a non-profit organization has been running the Design for work Project in the Southern Cape for the past five years.
Libere Foundation’s main objective is to create employment for talented hardworking individuals with limited opportunities and resources. Our aim is to identify young talented designers through our national Annual Design for Work competition. Scholars and students have to design and manufacture a trendy, handmade product from waste material or found objects. The winning products from the competition are then used to create employment in the Southern Cape.
Libere aims to level the playing field for all by organizing and hosting Craft and design workshops for scholars from disadvantaged communities. Attending the workshops ensure that these talented hardworking kids gain the necessary design skills that will enable them to participate in the competition and exhibitions. Only waste material is used. Groups of scholars from Tembalethu HS, Pacaltsdorp HS ,George HS and Parkdene HS have been attending craft and design workshops and already participated in competitions and events.
Through our adult workshops for elderly women, unemployed men ,unemployed women with small children and persons with disabilities we aim to transfer skills from experienced design teachers to these individuals to enable them to manufacture the winning products from the Design for work competition.
Papier-mâché Creations is the bright idea of Cape Town based creator and artist Jenee Rosse. Being green, recycling, reusing and recreating into original functional and decorative Art since 1989.
Papermache Creations is a quirky,bizarre yet beautiful range of top quality products handcrafted through the papermache process in which throw away items considered as trash or junk are blended and mixed with found natural objects, newspaper and glue to create a 100% recycled product which gives a new vision to recycling and being green. A product is created which is totally unique,imaginative and out of this world!
Giving new life to the discarded is
what drives and inspires Roché van den Berg. Constantly influenced by nature
and social moments, she uses texture and the contrast of negative spaces to
tell each object’s story of rebirth; her vision being that one can either see
the ugly in something that is or one
can notice the beauty in what it can become.
Tyres will be part of human existence
for a long time to come. Simply look at rush-hour traffic. The only solution is
to recycle the tyres and use the rubber to create anew, like products to build
schools and HIV/Aids clinics. Transforming the ‘rubbish’ into energy. Think about the Welwitschia plant, which is only found in the Namib Desert. The
oldest Welwitschia on record has been
alive for an almost unfathomable 4000 years…
In our society, where people notch
their names and swear words on tree trunks, such natural miracles will diminish
if we don’t develop innovative recycling methods and ways in which to live more
ROCHE VAN DEN BERG
082 562 3949
Keri is a maker of stuff. She folds, glues and cuts paper and old books from the recycling into artworks, traditional origami shapes and more abstract pieces. Collecting and hoarding abandoned objects and books and giving them another life through artworks forms the basis of much of her work.
Pieces are available to purchase directly or large scale orders can also be accommodated.
Her blog acts as a diary for all the things she observes in her day to day life and is a random and rather eclectic collection of inspiration and ongoing personal work - http://www.simpleintrigue.blogspot.com/
Shirley's Rustic Frames
Shirley’s Rustic Frames was established in January 2009 after spending a long time thinking of ways to uplift my community as unemployment was rife, with Woodstock going through a renaissance of sorts with many buildings being demolished and rebuilt. The wood that is used to produce these unique rustic frames makes use of flooring boards, ceiling boards, cornish, picture rails, door frames and skirting of these demolished buildings. I noticed many homeless people wandering about with wood from these sites.
Many of the people gathering wood came by my home and I realized that putting this wood to good use could benefit everyone concerned. I did some research and the rustic look seemed to be very popular amongst homemakers and from that Shirley’s Rustic Frames was born.
Unit 2, Number 13 Station Road, Maitland Cape Town, South Africa, Fax: 086 606 2959, Cell: 074 755 1787
The Kraal Gallery
‘Genadendal Hand Weavers is the social Development leg of the
Kraal Gallery – a passionate family business that trains, employs and empowers
women to become qualified master weavers and individual fibre artists. Each
item we weave is a ‘once-off’, with a strong focus on artistry and a return to
original, unique items that are crafted by hands only. We weave tapestries,
rugs, baskets, ipad sleeves and related items for home and accessory. Bespoke
items are also woven, so bring your creativity...’
Alex - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wren Design
‘The WREN design’ is range of bags inspired by the
possibility of materials and their stories.
Zamani Art & Design specialises in the sale of unique artworks, as well as the provision of a design and décor service to residential and corporate clientèle. We believe that South Africa's diverse cultural heritage offers an innovative and unique environment for the creation of contemporary products that are globally appealing.