3. For the love of functional design:
The brand is all about utility and urban functionality and takes inspiration from everyday essentials in and around their hometown, Cape Town, hence the name Mother City Hardware. First and foremost their products, which include side tables, cabinets, servers and storage units, are about functionality and approachability, but there’s a level of sophistication that comes with the range that makes it utterly lust-worthy.
4. Deliciously covetable colours:
If it wasn’t already cool enough using a steel locker as a bedside table or medicine cabinet, you can also choose from an array of incredible colours that we can promise you never saw in your school change rooms. Mint, royal blue, mandarin and canary yellow are all part of the colour palette.
5. This talented duo also masterminded Cape Town’s downtown-cool co-working space Tiny Empire:
This beautiful office space has the same utilitarian, industrial feel to it (thanks in part to its heritage) but has a very on trend, stylish interior to boot. And if the names Neighbourgoods Market and Whatiftheworld mean anything to you, you’ll know that Rhodes was (and still is) behind both. It’s safe to say that the pair knows what they’re doing in the design sector and have a great future ahead.