Local design shines with Love Milo’s collection of hand carved wooden plates. We love that each one has its own unique, natural character inherent in its form; and the best part is they’re made from alien trees. Carved from blue gum wood, each of the plates is the perfect marriage of rough and refined with colouration and streaking present in all. ‘I always try to use the best quality and most natural materials possible and keep everything locally made. These are truly African products,’ explains Nicki Ellis, the designer. With her contemporary take on what South African design really is, it’s no wonder Nicki’s products are stocked in six other countries besides our own. Wooden plates come in a range of sizes including small, side and dinner, with platters available as well. Prices are R100, R200 and R300 respectively.
For a list of stockists in Johannesburg, Cape Town and abroad, visit the Love Milo website, or call Nicki on 082-522-4921.