porky hefer / animal farm (4 articles)

porky hefer is a south african designer that focuses on conceptual precepts that manifest in three-dimensional forms in a variety of executions, from public sculptures and installations to product and furniture design. fascinated by the reactions and energy a piece can generate in a space, he embraces africa and the skills and processes that are readily available indigenously, rather than trying to emulate foreign processes. making use of traditional techniques and crafts that focus on the hand rather than machinery, hefer’s work ensures that age-old skills are preserved and kept relevant in a modern age.