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South Africa mourns the death of Iconic Artist and Designer, Carrol Boyes

We are saddened by the loss of Carrol, who passed away recently after a brief illness.

Carrol Boyes was the founder, creator and CEO of The Carrol Boyes (Pty) Ltd retailer in Cape Town. She was an iconic South African artist and designer and her creativity has deftly crafted a coveted and high-end product range of upmarket home and lifestyle items.

Carrol demonstrated the very highest values in her business; integrity, playful perspectives and passion for design and for her staff. Her personal touch will inspire and stay with us always.

Carrol enriched many lives in multiple ways. She instilled an unconventional approach to business and her message to her staff was ‘’I have had such fun with you and you have enriched my life greatly. Please remember that we do things differently here. Never be ordinary - be extraordinary and throw in a bit of naughtiness every now and then and keep laughing. Never lose your sense of humour.’’

Carrol will be remembered for her love, her story and her quirky creativity. Carrol leaves our nation with a legacy of excellence, unity, empowerment and pioneering functional art. She will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time.

August 15, 2019

 

Carrol Boyes is the founder, creator and CEO of the The Carrol Boyes (Pty) Ltd retailer in Cape Town. She is an iconic South African designer and her brand has deftly crafted a coveted and high-end product range of upmarket home and lifestyle items.

Her products are associated with style and finesse and are available throughout South Africa, and in over 30 other countries around the world. Her designs are inimitable and unique, succeeding in putting South Africa on the design map. New customers are being attracted globally every day by her stylish and distinctive designs.

Carrol Boyes is a fine arts graduate with a major in sculpture from the University of Pretoria. She was initially an English teacher, until at the age of 35 she decided to live her dream of being an artist. She began making crafts from her home in a seaside suburb of Cape Town in 1989. Her aim was to combine sculpture with functionality and the result is a range of absolutely gorgeous home ware and table-top accessories. She has a special talent for taking relatively plain and unadventurous traditional utensils and transforming them into sculptured collectable items.

Today, Carrol Boyes (Pty) Ltd is a woman-owned business and a multi-cultural organisation that supports gender empowerment both within and out of its infrastructure. The company’s ethos is driven by a sincere commitment to the betterment and welfare of individuals in the community and workplace. It invests in its staff to ensure the future growth of the organization, and supports the community at a grassroots level. Carrol Boyes is currently working within the guidelines set by sector education and training authorities in South Africa, focusing on skills development, training implementation and growth within the company. The Carrol Boyes brand is recognised as an icon both locally and internationally. 

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