CURRENTLY EXHIBITING AT THE ZEITZ MOCAA, CAPE TOWN | 22 OCT 2020 - 10 JAN 2021
VELT provides a range of locally handmade products and a few unique services. It rides off a bigger dream, (which is taking shape) – to help save our African wildlife and spread the message to protect the natural world as a whole.
We are based primarily in Cape Town, but often travel around Africa and occasionally overseas for projects & personal inspiration. We have created artworks for some of Africa’s top luxury bush lodges to beautiful homes by the beach. From wedding bouquets to funeral flowers…flowers and plants have a spiritual connection with people and most celebrations revolve around flowers & plants.
VELT feels strongly about employing local craftsmen and supports a local man called Sibusiso Dube. We hope to expand our team and provide other artists with an income.
Our workshop/studio is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Private appointments are welcome upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a date and time.
“I started this journey in 2017, by pressing and preserving plants and wanted to capture them in a modern way. We created VELT’s botanical wall hangings within a year. The glass and metal frame with brass chain concept, was what made the product really unique and allowed an exceptional view of the plant specimen. After time went by my appreciation of plants grew. I come from a design background and got engulfed with the plant trends that are so prevalent today.
When you feel in your gut, that you have created something that you would love to treasure in your own space, you are bound to find someone else out there that will feel the same. So I kept creating and building my brand with that feeling in mind.” - Nicky (Owner/Founder)