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Huisraad Artist - Karlien de Villiers

  Karlien de Villiers was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1975. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Stellenbosch. After graduating in 1997 she worked as a commercial designer for an advertising agency in Cape Town. In 2006 she completed her MA in Information Design at the University of Pretoria, and has worked as a Lecturer in Illustration and Graphic Design at the University of Stellenbosch's Visual Arts Department from 2006 to 2017.  She is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel ‘My mother was a beautiful woman’. The novel was published in a German translation in Switzerland (Arrache Coeur/Edition Moderne), and emerged as the second-best seller at the Fumetto International Comics Festival in...

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Artist: Walter Oltmann

Walter Oltmann grew up in various parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal where he was exposed to the rich craft tradition of rural South Africa. Oltmann’s development of his exceptional draught skills soon translated well into his interpretation of the mastery of traditional craft skills that are to be found in South Africa. Much of his work shows Oltmann’s interest in the relationship between humans and insects.Oltmann said: “In a way insects are our extreme other.” 

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Collaboration announced: Huisraad & Newly Defined

Huisraad started trading quirky finds and collectibles more than a year ago. Since then our aim has been to find beautiful designs and quality workmanship, hidden in the dusty corners of a basement or forgotten in a classified advertisement. As our following grew, it became clear that Art Deco and mid-century modernist designs were very high on our clients’ lists of must-haves. Today we announce our collaboration with the Heidelberg-based creative hub, Newly Defined. Our collaboration now means that beautiful Art Deco, mid-century modernist design and quality workmanship no longer lurk only in dusty corners. We can also make it happen by introducing you to Newly Defined. Glen Napier, owner of Newly Defined, is the man behind the design and...

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