Brands That Exhibited at Cape Town Furniture Week 2024

Charis Raji
5 min readFeb 23, 2024
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Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most eclectic cities (and destinations) in the world when it comes to architectural design.

It's also no surprise that the city has hosted a furniture event. This year’s Cape Town Furniture Week was the second edition and it celebrated the furniture design industry.

The design event was put together by Gareth Pearson (founder of Stadium, who has a wealth of experience in urban strategy) and Aimée Pearson (with a background in product design); both synergies brought about a creative and unique perspective to the events.

This second edition provided and impressed attendees with several activities that were spread across more than 25 venues in 4 different districts within the city centre. This event also saw the inclusion of social events, product launches, talks, and tours for every attendee to feel among and participate.

All activities were free, open to the public, and required no tickets for entry. Below are some highlighted brands that exhibited at the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week.

1. Arrange Studio

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Founded by Roxanne Ferreira in 2016, Arrange Studio exhibited its new Paradise Pendant light that comes in sunset, sunrise, and lagoon.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

2. Frystark

This South African furniture brand got back on its feet after being inactive for 50 years. This year’s exhibition showed some of Frystark’s 2024 capsule pieces in new colorways.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

3. Louw Roets

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The eponymous brand owner takes pride in exploring the boundaries between functional art and design by combining traditional methods and modern technology.

His new sculptural furniture designs in PROTO and a new edition of the Jordan Chair were exhibited.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

4. MŪVEK

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This furniture design studio is based in Cape Town and derives its meaning from the Hungarian language which means works and also refers to the works in a word like artworks.

A lot of works done by this studio are made out of wood, granite, and mild steel. At the just concluded Cape Town Design Furniture Week, they exhibited their MŪ192 chair.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

5. Studio Lloyd

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Founded in 2016 by Ashlee Lloyd, a lighting and industrial designer, this studio incorporated the traditional techniques of crotchet into modern lighting and focuses on creating organic shapes within each unique design.

Studio Lloyd’s products range from seating pieces to decorative elements, light pendants, and light sculpture installations. Each product is developed organically and combines high-quality materials.

Studio Lloyd exhibited their new lighting collection that will be launched in April 2024.

Here is a link to their Instagram page.

6. Woodbender

Started by Charles Mast in 1988, the family-owned business specializes in bending solid wooden timber and has also experimented with numerous timbers and designs.

Woodbender specializes in a technique known as steam bending that involves the application of steam to wood to make it pliable before shaping it into graceful curves.

At the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week, they exhibited a special design of their Flynn Chair.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

7. Weylandts

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Founded by Edgar Weylandts opening its first store in 1964 in Windhoek, Namibia; now it's headed by Chris and Anna Weylandt and has grown to be South Africa’s leading furniture and homeware retailer with 9 nationwide stores.

At the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week, attendees and participants had an in-store panel discussion that was centered around Local Production and also a tour of the company’s new factory in Epping which was led by Chris Weylandt.

Here is a link to their Instagram page.

8. Vetsak

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Founded by Max Gansow and two others, Vetsak’s goal is to make one-of-a-kind, quality, practical furniture that brings a little comfort and ease into a buyer’s life.

At the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week, attendees were invited to explore and experience their new showroom on Park Road and have a feel of all their products firsthand.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

9. OKHA

This is a furniture design studio that’s dedicated to creating collections of lifelong pieces. Their creative process sees that they explore natural materials and traditional craftsmanship.

At the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week, attendees saw new, never-before-seen designs at their Garden showroom. Visitors also got to see works by Zander Bloom, Willowlamp, and Jan Ernst amongst others.

Here’s a link to their Instagram page.

10. Moho

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Moho meaning together in Sesotho (pronounced se-su-tu) language, is dedicated to 20th century collectibles with a twist. The studio also collects and designs furniture that harmoniously blends art and function.

At the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week, pieces from their Barnhuis collection were exhibited including designs by Gisbert Weiss from 1991.

Here is a link to their Instagram page.

Conclusion

A lot of iconic brands exhibited their products at the just concluded Cape Town Furniture Week and the next edition will be in February 2025. To get more information about this event and other necessary information, here’s a link to their website and Instagram page.

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