Whatโ€™s New at KAMERS/Makers at The Castle

This May, youโ€™ll find us at the newly renovated Castle of Good Hope with over 100 talented makers.

“The Castle’s renovations have been completed and I am so excited to present KAMERS/Makers in the most beautiful venue.

“I urge visitors to explore the buildings and to embrace the labyrinthian layout of the show. All the rooms, nooks and crannies add to the magic of KAMERS,” says Wanda du Toit, KAMERS/Makers co-owner and Chief Creative Officer.

A third of the makers who will be exhibiting are new to this particular show, and many are young entrepreneurs carefully chosen and nurtured by our team. They are ready to show their talent for the very first time at a KAMERS event.

“As always, I am astounded by the talent this country of ours produces.” – Wanda du Toit

Here are a few of those newbies to look out for:

dismoi Calabash Lights

Add organic shapes to your interiors with accent lights made from the humble calabash. This season, owner Kaylie Abrahamse has introduced copper colours into her range of artfully decorative lights. dismoi also won Best Young Entrepreneur award at KAMERS/Makers Johannesburg this April. We highly recommend you pay this stand a visit.

Sister Sister

This real-life sister duo offers a range of handmade products including ceramic crockery thatโ€™s been hand-painted in subtle monochromatic graphics, and also jewellery made using recycled materials in collaboration with Roche.Recycle.Relove.

Visit the Sister Sister storeย in our Online Marketplace.

Sister Sister ceramic stoneware

Matsidiso

Designers Jinae and Christiaan Heyns offer up original shoes, bangles and necklaces using locally sourced fabrics and leather – like these unique gold-flecked Nguni leather oxfords.

Matsidiso Nguni leather oxford shoes

Much of their designs include shweshwe fabric for a vibrant and unique look too.


Read more on KAMERS/Makers using shweshwe fabric


Anine Jewellery

Find elegantly crafted silver and rose gold-plated jewellery at Anine Roosโ€™s stand. She makes each piece inspired by the knowledge that each woman has her unique beauty.

The Collaborative

This burgeoning talent is made up of two KAMERS/Makers, Mariette Sakelliou of Little Interiors and Chantelle Beukes of LA Fede Designs. Together, they work to merge the creative energy of designers who specialise in functional decor such as illustrations, prints, custom bedding, linen toys, soft toys and wooden decor.

Bear Bear & Me

Carmen Rochelle has made and curated a collection of vintage kids’ accessories including leather mary janes, boyโ€™s saddle shoes, boots, flat cap and bow tie sets – all great gifts for that sweet munchkin in your life.

Bear Bear and Me flat cap and bow tie

Even more KAMERS/Makers to look out for:

  • Itโ€™s the first time popular duo +NESS will be at KAMERS/Makers Cape Town. Read more about their amazing city scenes.
  • Get your eco puffer jacket for the long winter ahead at Afromontane.
  • Find stylish sleepwear at Claudia Moruzzi.
  • Major Johnโ€™s popular wooden bow ties will be there too.
  • The irreverent Mevrou & Co will be at The Castle with their fun and quirky t-shirts.

For the first time, famous Franschhoek restaurant Bread and Wine will be relocating to the to the Castle of Good Hopeโ€™s Bakhuis for the duration of the show. Make sure you get a chance to enjoy their great food during your visit.

“I am looking forward to seeing all the old and new faces that come to share the magic of KAMERS/Makers at the Castle.” – Wanda du Toit

KAMERS/Makers at The Castle will certainly live up to our mantra of offering the discerning Cape Town shopper: the coolest stuff you’ve never seen!

Get more details about the show at the Castle of Good Hope from 24th โ€“ 28th May.

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