Martin Doller exhibiting in Milan

WORDS Malibongwe Tyilo PHOTOS Shavan Rahim


Cape Town homeboy Martin Doller has cracked the nod from the biggest design show on earth and will be representing at the Milan Furniture Fair this week. 

He was selected to take part in the Salone Satellite programme at the fair, which showcases the work of the most promising emerging designers from all over the world.

However, his recent success doesn’t come as any surprise. As a student he won a SABS award for his electric bike, and he collected the Carrol Boyes Metal Award in 2009, which kick-started his career with his first commercial product mass-produced and distributed nationally. Shortly after that, he started making bespoke lights and in 2011 established Martin Doller Design. At Design Indaba 2013, he launched his flat-packed Framed lighting collection (read our interview with him here).

Fast-forward a year and Martin has produced a range of tables that, instead of the typical flat-pack clip-together mechanism, have legs that screw on directly. Our favourite thing about the design is that if the table stands on a slightly uneven floor, you can adjust individual leg height.

After its international debut, the table will be available at Stable, as well as be part of 100% Design at Decorex.

martindoller.com, stable.org.za

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Martin Doller is featured in our April/May 2014 REWIND REDO RENEW edition, now on shelves.