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Spotlight: Crates of Beauty

Choose from a bold of beautiful rattan furniture, lighting, home decor and more – now available from Crates of Beauty. Why? Because those who seek beauty will find it.


We caught up with Bernadette de la Guerre from Crates of Beauty to find out more about their collection and how they came to be…

What inspired you to set up Crates of Beauty?

Life drastically and accidentally sort of changed for me when I was able to do my job online during the pandemic and decided to take the opportunity to travel in search of the right suppliers to execute reimagined designs of authentic rattan.

What makes Crates of Beauty different?

We oversee our designs in person in small collections with trusted suppliers in areas where materials are locally sourced, making every piece sustainable and authentic.

What is the most popular piece of furniture in your collection?

The rattan beach chair – it’s calming on the eye while pleasantly surprising you with comfort.

What excites you about sourcing products?

There’s this really touching quote by Bill Cunningham, the famous New York fashion photographer who just went around on his bicycle photographing people as his life’s work. It goes “those who seek beauty, will find it”. I enjoy the romance of the adventure. Getting on my scooter in the morning and not knowing where I’ll end up, but that I have Bill Cunningham in my ear cheering me on to a singular mission that is to find beauty.

What is your personal style preference?

It’s only beautiful if it has function.

Any projects you are involved with or collaborations?

Visitors at Decorex will be able to view our pendants lighting up Orn8’s glass conservatory on the opposite end of our own stall this year.

Tell us more about your involvement and Decorex 2022?

We’ve just been selected to exhibit in the artisanal design section. I’m so honoured to be showing our pieces. It’s always so exciting to see what people do with their booths and now I get to create one too. Decorex Cape Town is from 16-19 June at CTICC.

Any promotions you can share with the industry?

In celebration of our first ship docking, we are offering incremental wholesale discounts on pre-orders of our summer collection. These items will be on show at Decorex, and the offer will be valid until the end of June.

If you had to pick a favourite room in your home, which would it be and why?

Always the room that is closest to outside! With so many beautiful items available, we’re excited to see Crates of Beauty move from one strength to another.

Among their range are sought after, unique and individually made accent accessories of rare materials, superior quality, and thoughtful design.



Check them out online at Crates of Beauty.

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