Monday, 17 September 2012


It’s about time somebody came along and did this…

When I was at the Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town earlier this year, I was blown away by the local talent that was exhibited there. From clothing and jewellery to ceramics and home ware, I realised just how ‘untapped’ our local designers really are.

At last someone has had the brainpower to provide a central online shopping point where these fantastic designers can now showcase their products (and we can buy them, naturally)

Utique is all about showcasing the very best of South African creative talent by carefully selecting products from local designers, artists and small businesses.

They are passionate about finding and sharing those special pieces that are actually produced in tiny studios all over SA.   
They have sought out these hidden gems of design talent and brought them together in a curated space that is beautiful, inspiring, and a pleasure to shop in…especially for original birthday gifts!

All of their suppliers are carefully chosen for their creativity, innovative style and quality.  From jewellery and ceramics to furniture and art, Utique is the place to indulge your sense for inspiring local designs.

The best part is that everything you buy from is shipped directly from these small businesses.
This means that every time you shop at Utique, you’ll be directly supporting local creative talent…and it’s about time too!

I’m looking forward to watching this site grow with more and more great South African design!

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