South Africa is a country lucky enough to be flooded with all types of craftsmanship. Arts and crafts have been used as a means of income for many years and often trends would sprout up and craftsman would incorporate these trends into their work. The only problem with that is the fact that you repeatedly have a lot of the same type of thing for a certain period of time.
It is because of this reason that the following designer and craftsman caught my eye. His furniture pieces are individually designed and sculpted by him. The designs are unique and original, not like those you've seen before. Frankie’s inspiration is mainly the Giraffe. His designs ‘Mother and baby’ and ‘Lovers’ are tables sculpted using the forms of Giraffes. His furniture is made of Olive wood as well as varnished and painted. It is people like Frankie that have the ability to pioneer trends because they start creating and designing something that is new and captivating. It is easy to copy others but far more difficult to be unique and different yet Frankie possesses this quality. Frankie, like many craftsmen, does not have his own studio or shop yet he continues to embrace his talent by creating these furniture pieces. He too, does not allow his circumstances to overcome his talent and instead makes the best out of his situation.
If you should wish to contact Frankie about his work for any reason you can reach him at : 071 932 9820