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Gregor Jenkin is widely lauded as one of South Africa’s foremost designers. A self-proclaimed ‘maker of things’, his interest in engineering, intervention and re-imagining has shaped unique and storied pieces and a pared down vernacular that is at once nostalgic and highly contemporary. 

The Gregor Jenkin Studio functions as an engineering environment – a systematic workshop that sets out to come up with solutions to certain problems. Each piece is a result of a search for a new way of doing something old. In this way, Gregor and his small team strive to create functional objects that are at once thoughtful and, by extension, thought provoking.  The Cape Town-based studio is inspired by hands-on production, wellthought out engineering and the beauty of the component and the system. The studio creates an array of short-run products that are at once sophisticated and accessible, yet strange and intriguing. 

Gregor was the first African designer to feature at Design Miami and has pieces in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art. He was the first recipient of the Design Foundation Icon Award in 2012, which he won again in 2017. 

His solo show at Southern Guild’s gallery at the end of 2017 brought together a broad spectrum of work, both new and recently made. It included production pieces such as A Round Table with Hancock Legs, the Tobacco Fireplace and Long Sofa Table, as well as limited-edition works inspired by the tubular forms of silos and industrial components, such as Entertained SideboardCantilevered Desk and A Piece of Furniture Made of Brick. 

Gregor Jenkin
A Round Table with Three Hancock Legs

Mild steel, painted and patinated
12.5 x 128.5 x 75 cm

Gregor Jenkin
A Round Table with Three Hancock Legs

Mild steel, painted and patinated
12.5 x 128.5 x 75 cm

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Gregor Jenkin
Foundrie Table

300 WA mild steel
420 x 120 x 75 cm

Gregor Jenkin
Foundrie Table

300 WA mild steel
420 x 120 x 75 cm

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Gregor Jenkin
Long Sofa Table

Painted steel, patinated mild steel
290 x 48 x 78.5 cm

 

Gregor Jenkin
Long Sofa Table

Painted steel, patinated mild steel
290 x 48 x 78.5 cm

 

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Gregor Jenkin
A Piece of Furniture Made of Brick

Electroplated mild steel and brass, raw steel
169.5 x 61 x 92 cm
Edition of 2

Gregor Jenkin
A Piece of Furniture Made of Brick

Electroplated mild steel and brass, raw steel
169.5 x 61 x 92 cm
Edition of 2

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Gregor Jenkin
Bureaux with Trestle Leg

Painted mild steel, 3cr12
240 x 60 x 75 cm

Gregor Jenkin
Bureaux with Trestle Leg

Painted mild steel, 3cr12
240 x 60 x 75 cm

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Gregor Jenkin
Cantilever Desk

Painted and patinated mild steel
200 x 56 x 76 cm
Edition of 8

Gregor Jenkin
Cantilever Desk

Painted and patinated mild steel
200 x 56 x 76 cm
Edition of 8

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Gregor Jenkin
Regent Tablet Table

Painted and patinated mild steel, 3cr12 inlay
360 x 140 x 765 cm
Edition of 3

Gregor Jenkin
Regent Tablet Table

Painted and patinated mild steel, 3cr12 inlay
360 x 140 x 765 cm
Edition of 3

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Gregor Jenkin
Egret Table

Painted and patinated mild steel
60 x 60 x 78.5 cm
Unique

Gregor Jenkin
Egret Table

Painted and patinated mild steel
60 x 60 x 78.5 cm
Unique

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Gregor Jenkin
Rhino

Painted and patinated mild steel
160 x 90 x 76 cm
Edition of 3

Gregor Jenkin
Rhino

Painted and patinated mild steel
160 x 90 x 76 cm
Edition of 3

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Gregor Jenkin
Tall Side Table in Collaboration with William Kentridge

Painted and patinated mild steel
200 x 50 x 100 cm

 

Gregor Jenkin
Tall Side Table in Collaboration with William Kentridge

Painted and patinated mild steel
200 x 50 x 100 cm

 

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Gregor Jenkin
A Wink in the Dark

Painted mild steel and polyurethane
30 x 30 x 235 cm
Edition of 8

Gregor Jenkin
A Wink in the Dark

Painted mild steel and polyurethane
30 x 30 x 235 cm
Edition of 8

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Gregor Jenkin
A Square Clock that Goes Round

Painted mild steel
23 x 23 x 240 cm

Gregor Jenkin
A Square Clock that Goes Round

Painted mild steel
23 x 23 x 240 cm

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