The Art of Collaboration: A Look Inside Design Week Challenge 2023November 17, 2023
Design Week Challenge is an embodiment of three core values: the discipline of creativity, transparency, and the mandate to champion design in South Africa. It is also a yearly reminder that we are not held ransom by our schedules, creative blocks, pressure or fear of failure.
The challenge involves an intense five-day process of brainstorming, prototyping and crafting a brand-new product that is ready to launch on our online store come Friday afternoon.
This year, we struck out for new horizons and invited a group of multidisciplinary designers from around South Africa to join us.
Read this piece to learn more about the challenge and how collaborating with Yoco, K-Way, The MAAK and Bopa Mmuso for this year's DWC produced a new folding beach chair and a portable beach side table.
Meet the designer: Luke PedersenAugust 18, 2023
Luke Pedersen is an industrial designer and entrepreneur who hails from the friendly city of Gqeberha.
For our latest Journal, we sat down with the P+L co-founder to uncover his creative process, what sparked his passion for design and how he and James Lennard have managed to build a successful business over the past 15 years.
Delve into the insightful interview to find out more about Luke's journey, his advice to others in the industry and the role curiosity plays in his approach to design, business and life.
At Home with Amy Ellenbogen, Founder of THATCH, Independent Curator and Art AdviserNovember 22, 2022
An internationally renowned art curator; Amy Ellenbogen is one of the most creative people we know. With an uncanny knack for spotting upcoming talent, she throws herself behind the people and products she believes in.
A fierce advocate for local design, join us as we visit the home of Amy and uncover her thoughts and ideas around finding the opportunity in art within South Africa.
Behind The Curve | The Fluted Occasional ChairMay 11, 2022
Often the simplest of processes can bring about the most beautiful form. We're sharing our design processes of our newest chair design in this latest Journal entry. Come with us as we share what went on behind the curve of the Fluted Occasional Chair.
Layered Ambitions | Strata Standing LampApril 29, 2022
It's The Small Things . . .March 25, 2022
Meet the designer: James LennardFebruary 21, 2022
James Lennard is a lot like the pieces he’s spent his life crafting...
- Considered (if you’re looking for small talk, look elsewhere).
- Authentic (as original and honest as they come).
- And with absolutely no unnecessary adornments (in speech, emotion or attire).
Take a peek into our co-founder's journey and what makes him tick. . .
The Isintu Spoon ProjectDecember 08, 2021
A Conversation with Xee SummerOctober 15, 2021
Xia Carstens (aka Xee Summer) is a digital artist and illustrator based in Cape Town, South Africa. We recently sat down with Xia to discuss her journey as an artist, where she finds her inspiration and her shortlist of favourite local spots in our beloved city, Cape Town.