John Vogel's company, Vogel Designs is based in Woodstock, Cape Town . They make finely crafted, imaginative, good quality furniture, earth and human friendly products.
Vogel's main goal, is to develop a global brand with sustainability, beauty, imagination as their core principles, all the while offering new ideas and empowering people through skills development in wood craft. Their style is contemporary , modern, organic with a South African vernacular.
Vogel use natural materials, timber and weaving to create organic sculptured furniture that is hand crafted. They are one of the first local design companies to interpret a modern take on the traditional riempie style weaving.
Vogel contributes monthly to a local sustainable movement called GreenPop a charity that contributes towards the planting of trees in and around the Western Cape. http://greenpop.org/about-us/
In order to further reduce waste and the impact that their manufacturing has on the earth, Vogel Designs recently released a range of smalls that are crafted out of offcuts in the workshop.