“Each piece produced in the studio is a kind of feat in itself; the result of a search for a new way of doing something old.”
Sophisticated, accessible and yet strange is how South African designer Gregor Jenkin leaves reference to his work in his about section. From that we see why his familiar looking forms take on something altogether unique. Classic quaker and farmhouse forms are met with steel and aluminum engineering to produce a refined and modern aesthetic; one derived at its root from the process of creation / manufacture and material experimentation rather than design. Working hands-on to create small batch runs and manufacturing with his brother, Jenkin is a leading South African designer able to run original design and build through an array of products and exhibitions that have touched upon and incorporated an array of local history.