Meet an emerging furniture designer who makes trendy furniture from waste

John Maytham chats to Bonga Jwambi, up and coming furniture designer from Khayelitsha.

Even without formal training in art and design, Jwambi has been specialising in creating trendy and affordable up-cycled furniture, using materials like pallets and box plastic strapping.

Jwambi has collected a few accolades under his name, The 2015 Emerging Creative Design Indaba and 2016 Top 50 Rising Stars House and Leisure amongst others.

Speaking to John Maytham, Jwambi says that his furniture is made out of materials he picks up on the streets.

He says he is struggling to get funding to build his own workshop and to buy material to produce more furniture.

I need woodwork equipment and a place I can work from, he says

Bonga Jwambi, Furniture designer

Listen to the full conversation below:


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