Handcrafted

Custom Design



  • English countryside


    man-cave

    seal off the perimeter



            ABOUT HOUT


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Kobus Prinsloo is a fourty-something Capetonian, a born craftsman and trained optometrist. After ten years of being involved with and even owning various optometry practices, Kobus has learnt much about the broader public’s wants and needs. It was only in 2009 that Kobus regained his passion for design that he set off on a venture to not only design, but also manufacture, quite appropriately, spectacles and sunglasses.

His late grandfather, a master carpenter and violinmaker – as well as friends and family who work within a wide array of creative industries – have contributed to Kobus’ great love for art, design, and more specifically – woodwork. His love for the bush-veld (the African country-side, for those beyond the African borders), has greatly contributed to his production, and he has consequently been drawing inspiration from the outdoors to produce his hand-made objects.

Quality design services well tailored and professionally crafted.


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DESIGNER KOBUS PRINSLOO

Kobus Prinsloo is a fourty-something Capetonian, a born craftsman and trained optometrist.

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CNC machine.
3D renderings brought to life.

ADDRESS

95 Victoria Avenue
(Corner Lancaster Way)
Hout Bay
Cape Town 7806

082 897 9062
kobus@kobusprinsloo.co.za

OPENING HOURS

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm



CONTACT US

Exhibitionist



  • An exhibition stand,
    made almost entirely
    from a printable recyclable
    carboard product

    Market leader

    All the bells
    and whistles

    Exhibition

Contain your workshop



  • Storage space above is immense

    Various sizes
    reclaimed I-beams
    welded to the top
    of the containers,
    receives the roof

    Two, six meter shipping containers
    become a back yard workshop

Decknology



  • Bonzai tables

    Various sizes
    reclaimed I-beams
    welded to the top
    of the containers,
    receives the roof

Portfolio



  • a blog repost

    http://blog.noplasticsleeves.com/
    material-choices-make-for-stunning-portfolio-case/

Kiaat



  • before
    32mm kiaat veneered shelves

    right

    after
    32mm kiaat veneered shelves

    Left

Terrace’d



  • solid railway sleepers

    terraces of solid
    sleepers makes for easy
    access to plants
    at the top

    arranged to form a terrace’d planter

White retrofit



  • old Defy double
    oven re-fitted…
    and a wine rack…
    priorities

    white satin duco

    postform profile doors
    and drawerfronts…
    22mm bamboo worktop
    and some brushed
    stainless steel
    here and there

    storage city…
    pull-out broom cupboard on the right

    washing up

Rejuvenating the old Queen



  • then

    some antique ‘branding’

    and now

    some signwriting

    reception

    old restaurant
    wine cabinet,
    add some doors
    and shelves
    and re-purpose
    as reception diplay

Man cave



  • a roof, to match the existing home

    and done

    inside the
    workshop

    herringbone
    paving
    …a challenge

    panorama

Old baby trees



  • bonsai table stands
    arrangement #1

    bonsai table stands
    arrangement #2

    bonsai table stands
    arrangement #3

    more red gum timber
    sourced from local forests,
    as part of alien tree deforestation

Chair chandelier



  • given the opportunity,
    one makes a chandelier
    from parts of a chair

Collaboration



  • some mention
    was made

    extra special mention
    of the following
    artists/designers/
    makers…

    object house

    Lisa Firer Design

    contrast, anchor

    heavy industrial
    foot made from
    solid brass
    with steel and
    rubber parts

    housing and
    anchoring
    the light
    and fragile
    porcelain
    light-shield

Another ‘way-fairer’



  • walnut and oak veneer plywood
    hand shaped into a classic design
    with hand made copper hinges

An actor and director



  • ebony-stained-walnut on white ash

    sterling-silver and copper combination
    on this hinge, made from scratch

Seal off the perimeter



  • spot the sliding gate

    red gum timber cut
    to various sizes and arranged
    to create this effect

    inside –
    solid red gum timber beams
    and galvanized posts, longevity guaranteed

Round the outside



  • solid red gum timber frame

    garden gate

    and a fence, red gum timber cut to
    various sizes and arranged
    randomly to create this effect

The first three



  • the first three

    a unique hinge for each design

    the third musketeer

Rose coloured shades



  • two-tone,
    red-stained-rosewood
    and oak combo

    copper and silver combination
    hinge, also hand made
    from scratch

    temples inverse
    stained-rosewood
    and oak combination

Prototype



  • and thus the first fully
    functional and entirely
    hand made ‘way-fairer’ is born

    layers of wood veneer
    create a beautiful edge detail

    sand-blasted sterling-silver hinge,
    made from scratch

Ground Zero



  • May 2010

    the first few creations emerge

    laminated veneer sheets
    become frames for your face

    wrapped



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