I am an artist creating unique handmade fashion accessories. I recognize your individuality and am committed to designing and making products that meet your values and unique personal style. Join the likes of Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Céline Dion, Jessica Chastain and Cody Horn, and be red carpet ready with your very own piece of handmade luxury.
Like you, I have a unique background. While I work from my atelier in Montreal, I was born in Ramotswa, Botswana, and raised in Ottawa, Canada. I am the son of a political refugee, and due to Apartheid in my parents’ native South Africa, my family and I immigrated to Canada. As a child, I spent my time drawing, and making toys from found materials. This creativity led me to pursue a degree in architecture, and to discover an interest and talent in designing and making solid wood furniture. This passion led me to New York City where I was fortunate to work with notable furniture and product designers. While living in Brooklyn, inspired by the creative culture around me, I became intrigued with the possibilities of how my background as a furniture maker could translate into making fashion accessories using wood, leather and metal.
I love exploring the ideas in my head by sketching on paper, and I love using the tools in my atelier to give form to these ideas. I see my fashion accessories as pieces of functional sculpture, which are a balance between structure and design. You carry these objects to express your individuality and make a statement to the world. I am dedicated to making objects that you enjoy interacting with and that enrich your life. The artifacts that I leave behind to you will be my legacy to the world, long after I am gone.