Every piece of wood has a history – coming from homes, gardens, broken furniture or discarded shelving. This is so obviously seen during the cleaning process – when the personal histories show themselves – sometimes in the nails or screws , the many layers of paint, the drawings of children on a skirting, or the chew marks from a pet, the stains from a workbench…
The wood is cleaned and painted before the process of cutting and gluing begins. Every piece is put together, cut and finished by hand.
BlocART currently provides an income for 10 people. We love the textures and history that each piece carries, and we are so happy that we are making something beautiful from discarded materials, as we are so passionate about recycling. The application in itself is a timeous effort, and every piece speaks of the love and patience it has been crafted with.
BlocART is based in Cape Town, South Africa,