Admit it. We’ve all tried to take an old item in our house, do a little DIY, and failed miserably. Luckily, designers are doing the job brilliantly and creating innovative works of art that double as comfy furniture items to brighten up your home.

recreate ottoman

Katie Thompson is the founder of Recreate. She graduated with a distinction from the Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town. She has seven years experience in the design, furniture and fabric industries of Cape Town and London.

Katie takes pieces of ‘junk’ and creates unique pieces of furniture, lighting and other interior accessories. She also strives to include South African design and qualities into all the items she recreates and produces amazing results.

recreate scale

Cost R420 – R12 400 (price varies per item)

Get it at www.recreate.za.net

Article written by

Mishkah Abrahams

Mishkah Abrahams is a wandering wordsmith, journalist and Cape Town fashion blogger. She finds comfort in leather jackets, Harry Potter quotes and fiction novels. Fresh out of university, she looks forward to being a tourist in her own city.