From our Roots - Meet the designers edition no. 1 DAVID KRYNAUW


Jeppestown Playbench in wenge with leather 'riempies' courtesy of Southern Guild

It was love at first sight when we first

encountered the Jeppestown Playbench by DAVID KRYNAUW, a unique piece commissioned by Southern Guild. From his studio and facility in Lorenzville, Johannesburg, this talented master woodworker experiments with different shapes and forms to create unconventional pieces with immaculate detail and finishing.

Drawing inspiration from the urban energy of the surrounding 'Jozi' neighbourhoods, as well as other typically South African cultural influences such as the Cape Dutch architectural style, from which he has evolved his Heritage range, he creates timeless collectable objects.

The Heritage Range at Kleinerijke

including the intricately designed Oukas

This award winning designer has exhibited in London, Miami, Tokyo, Basel & Dubai. His iconic Haywire light sold at Christies auction house in London and proceeded to become an International Best Seller.

Through empowering and training his employees has been able to transfer his valuable knowledge and skills to those he entrusts to produce his magnificent designs.

David Krynauw continues to envision and develop his passion for furniture and is always expanding the horizons, now introducing The Build range which includes, housing pods, greenhouses and architectural elements.

A version of the limited edition Haywire Light at

Southern Guild Gallery

David Krynauw and the Wip Bench at his studio in Lorenzville, Johannesburg

The Wip Bench has recently been selected by Interior Designer Cristina Rodriguez, founder of The Creation House at Villa Mayfair in Barcelona. The piece will be showcased for a period of 6 months as part of a collaboration with MiMiC.

Selected David Krynauw pieces available throughout southern Europe as part of MiMiC. 2020 Collection

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