Our small but talented team works from a charming little workshop and studio space tucked away down a quiet side street in Woodstock, just a stone’s throw from the popular design hub of the Old Biscuit Mill. While the front section of the building is occupied by an ever-changing display area filled with an assortment of nostalgia inducing collectables, furniture and interior accessories, the back section is a beautifully messy workshop space offering visitors a glimpse of the recreation process in progress. Pop in to see our workshop team in action as they work their magic while you browse our studio shelves, which are always packed with a glorious array of vintage treasures and recreated masterpieces.
6 Stowe Street, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925 (view on map)
Monday – Thursday: 09h00 – 16h00
Fridays & Saturdays: 09h00 – 15h00
Meet the team
Founder/Owner/Interior Designer, Katie Thompson
The Recreate team is led by interior designer, Katie Thompson. After graduating with distinction from the Design Time School of Interior Design in Cape Town, Katie went on to gain valuable experience of the design, furniture and fabric industry in London. Upon her return to Cape Town, she founded Recreate in order to explore her new-found passion for finding the hidden beauty and potential purpose of the many abandoned items she found while engaging in her favourite pastime: vintage treasure hunting. As a true perfectionist, innovator and remarkably enthusiastic hoarder, Katie’s natural flair for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary is apparent in each and every piece of functional art she recreates.
Workshop Manager, Admire Muzvidziwa
As the head of our small workshop team, Admire can generally be found with his hands full of odds and ends and a large smile on his face. Originally from Zimbabwe, Admire joined Recreate in 2010 and has kept us running on schedule ever since. This multitasking-extraordinaire is always organised, efficient and friendly with a true passion for his work. Every product that comes through his workshop gets the best treatment and receives the highest standard of quality workmanship.
Workshop Assistant, Sive Nthebe
Originally from Tabase in the Eastern Cape, Sive joined Recreate in 2016. As Admire’s capable right-hand-man, he ensures that all of our orders are processed on time and that each of the heirlooms we receive are well taken care of while they are being recreated. Sive is a quiet but cheerful addition to our team and we are always impressed by his ability to remain cool, calm and collected under pressure.
Photographer, Alexandra Kaczmarek
After completing a year of graphic design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where she finished first in her class, Alex transferred to the University of Cape Town and graduated with a Fine Art Honours Degree in 2016. Since joining the Recreate team in May 2017, Alex has proven to be a valuable asset to the company and continues to amaze us with her creativity, her strong work ethic, and her impressive eye for detail.