On a trip to Morocco a few years ago, Carrol Boyes came across the Tuareg people, a nomadic tribe of North-West Africa. She noticed how much they prized the deep blueish purple cloth they wore and discovered that the dye, called indigo, came from the tiny leaves of small indigenous parasitic shrubs and was considered extremely valuable, even taking the place of local currencies, including the American dollar.
Designer : Carrol Boyes
Material : Ceramics
Collection : Dining & Entertaining
Weight : 602g
Dimensions : 270mm x 168mm x 10mm
Carrol Boyes is the founder, creator and CEO of the Carrol Boyes Group, which is famous for taking utilitarian product designs to unparalleled new heights. As an artist, designer, entrepreneur and successful business woman, Carrol Boyes is unarguably one of the most iconic and well-recognised women in the South African design industry. It hasn’t been all moonlight and roses since its inception; however, strong branding, a passion and commitment to South African design, and an on-going investment in human resources has ensured the continued success of the company. Carrol Boyes’ interest lies in creating three-dimensional, sculptural forms of high-quality tableware and home accessories. She is envied for her originality and timeless designs.
CARROL BOYES’ AWARDS:
2008 SA's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Category: Arts & Culture 2008 Rapport / City Press Prestige Women's Awards Category: Phenomenal Women 2005 TUKS Alumni Board's Laureate Award 2004 Top Women in Business and Government Category: Top Women Owned Company 2004 SASSDA Stainless Steel Awards Runner-up: Products Category.