A showcase of Durban talent at gih studio
South Africa pulsates with creative energy and is home to a number of renowned artists. Although the focus tends to fall on emerging talent in cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, Durban also boasts a number of inspiring, imaginative individuals. GIH Studio, based in Windermere, was founded in 2009 by one of these innovative individuals – Gareth Henderson. His studio specialises in creating beautifully designed retail and hospitality spaces, as well as contemporary furniture pieces.
‘Durban is thought to be the forgotten cousin of creativity in comparison to Cape Town and Johannesburg, and therefore has to generate its own inspiration.’ – Gareth HendersonThis GIH folding chair was filmed to highlight its linear movement, where form follows function.
Gareth’s advice to young designers is to ensure that what they are creating is relevant and contributes positively to the South African design scene.g-i-h.co.za