Contemporary mild steel furniture design and manufacture

Portrait by Sacha Waldman -

My love affair with mild steel began many years ago whilst in Johannesburg working in the film industry. In 2008, the affair became a permanent relationship when I relocated to Cape Town.  Peter Forbes, a good friend and owner of Bad Machine, an architectural steel fabrication business gave me the opportunity to learn the trade. The work was hard and physical but honest. I kept the creative juices flowing by producing steel sculptures.

The concept of designing my own range of furniture emerged and has now developed into a full time concern. Inspired by the minimalism that one can apply to steel, my sketch pad is overflowing with designs.

James  B Hannah