Modern Gesture designs and produces lighting, homeware and small stationery items in Cape Town, exploring different production techniques and craft skills, which includes experimentation with the physical and tactile properties of mixed mediums such as off cuts of wood, wax cord and various metals.
Modern Gesture believes that in each piece created a story is embedded into its materials, capturing the time and care engaged in the creation of each item. This practice ensures that each piece holds its own unique characteristics. Throughout the process there is a constant conversation happening between the hand of the designer and the material being formed. Each product is designed to engage our attention and draw us into a space to encounter sensory experiences.This conversation leads to a deepening of ones-self, a more personal engagement with the material and its final design, allowing for a new approach to quality, innovative design and simplicity, but still holds an international appeal without losing its local relevance and sentiments.