If you find yourself surrounded by good people, well-brewed coffee, and cool retro holiday pics, chances are you’re at one of Tribeca Coffee’s three stunning buildings in Centurion, Pretoria. Great coffee, good food and the best memories of places and times gone by is the feeling that hits you when you walk into the offices and look around at the photography of bygone holidays, retro cars and days in the sun… It all contributes to a feel-good positive outlook that this company is well known for.That said, it doesn’t mean that the workspaces at Tribeca are light-duty. The people here work hard at the brand and they need hardworking workstations, shelving, storage and lab furniture which we gladly provide as they understand and seek the economic value of the Raw aesthetic built into all of our products.We have been working with Tribeca since they moved into their first building many years ago (see more projects here) and since then they found ways to include Raw Studios in many of their ventures, including retail venues and mobile coffee stations.From stained coloured doors that complement their style to functional storage which keeps all the admin in place, Tribeca continues to curate their workspaces and combined with good coffee, and a laid-back atmosphere it has been an interesting and winning formula.
It’s been no secret that we have been working with the University of Pretoria on various projects over the past years. What you maybe do not know is that we don’t only supply furniture but exhibition walls as well.Back in 2017 Mathews and Associates Architects approached Raw Studios to develop an exhibition system for the exciting new Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria. The brief was music to our ears and a chance to challenge ourselves. In the end, we in collaboration with Journeyman Collective designed and manufactured a walling system, which is suitable for the exquisite Art Centre but also true to our values. Wallspace™ is a sleek and minimalistic modular wall that is easy to use, move, adapt and a simple solution for most exhibitions and even office spaces.The collaboration with Javett and the development of Wallspace™ left us feeling inspired, we mean, our white backdrop walls are being used to showcase some of South Africa’s most talented artists. The richness of the artworks’ colours contrasting with the white walls captures your imagination and takes you to a different world, outside of the busy Jacaranda City. The Javett Art Centre is a tranquil space and a perfect destination to add to your to-do list if you are staying at home this holiday. Get some peace of mind and enrich your holiday with some of the best of local art and culture.
Located at the Greenhouse Café at Rosemary Hill farm, Zenkaya is a modular holiday accommodation unit kitted out with our Stilts™ range.
The minimal fixing of Stilts™ creates a simple, uncluttered, and modern interior allowing you to stay focused on what’s really important… resetting your zen of course.
The wrapped floor to ceiling height glass panels invite in all of nature which surrounds you, ensuring you get the well-deserved rest and recovery from a loooong 2019.
Keep an eye out for Visi’s December edition for more on the Zenkaya.
We have been honing our home creation skills throughout 2019 and it has been an exciting experimental year for us. Why do we work so hard at this you may wonder?It’s our way of preparing ourselves for creating our biggest product yet, Inhouse™. First we started with Nestling, a micro-living container and now we’re on the move, literally… Introducing our Raw Teardrop Camper ready for its maiden voyage and just in time for our vacation!!!The Raw Camper is a one-of-a-kind, functional camper trailer and with its retro flare and compact living, we are sure it’ll make for an epic holiday experience.And we’re off…
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and well-earned holiday!
See you in 2020!
There are a few things that keep us motivated here at Raw Studios… from the smell of freshly made coffee to start our day to exciting new products and projects that energise us and encourage us to grow and push the boundaries. The third motivator is when hard work pays off… This got new meaning this year after winning the award for the best product design 2019 at 100% Design South Africa. We have been dreaming of changing our furniture into a structure you can live in and experience every day: this year it became a reality!
The final motivator is you, your feedback, your support and excitement for Inhouse. Thank you to all our new and loyal clients that have recognized the potential in Raw Studios and the exciting new potential of Inhouse.