Spotlight: Head On Design

Drawing on her inspiration from the wire and paper kudu heads being sold on the streets of Cape Town, Joanna Orr, the eco-friendly designer behind Head On Design has added her own twist and flavour on the traditional trophy heads by using a technique of slotting pieces together to create a 3-dimensional form.

2010 was the start of a passion to create something which is not only beautiful but which expresses a current growing awareness of the fragility of our planet, its resources and the need to appreciate our wildlife.

From bamboo and printed kudu heads, to freestanding animals in recycled board, each sculpture is carefully designed, hand crafted and then machine cut to get a realistic 3-dimensional form. Head On Design’s products offer style conscious customers modern sculptures for contemporary spaces.

Joanna describes her style as “Afro-chic with an ironic twist – I rarely create anything without some kind of social or environmental commentary – if it were just about aesthetics, what I do would be meaningless to me.”

Head On Design supports the conservation of our wildlife, and has researched, promoted and donated to organizations that are doing great work to protect our precious natural heritage, such as the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Blood Lions.

A sale with a difference!
Don’t miss out on the sale now on at Head on Design until 8 July 2018. You decide whether you’d like to treat yourself to 20% off, or whether you’d like to donate that 20% to animal conservation. (The Endangered Wildlife Trust)

Choose from a selection of modern animal sculptures made from natural and recyclable materials. A graceful take on traditional hunting trophies, these sculptures serve to celebrate wildlife, but without the bloodshed. Each head is carefully designed and crafted from specially cut facets which, when slotted together, form a striking wildlife art piece, fit for the finest home, business or lodge.

All sculptures are delivered flat-packed, with easy instructions on how to assemble. Browse the online shop and have a look at a wide range of décor sculptures, for your wall or as freestanding pieces. You can also visit their store at the Cape Town Watershed, V&A Waterfront, shop F58, open daily from 10am – 6pm .

For more visit Head on Design.


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