suitcase chair silverline
suitcase chair silverline, 2012 Katie Thompson



Living in a Suitcase



RECREATE, a trendsetter for upcycling, was founded in 2009 by Katie Thompson in Cape Town, South Africa. After years of training in London, she returned to launch a ballistic career in the new South Africa. Katie transforms the things other people discard into high-end products. HABARI shows highlights of the collection, all about the subject of the suitcase. She invests a unique character into every piece. A top perfectionist, she works with the best workshops in the region and eventually became the personification of the new design culture in Cape Town. Her sofas and tables unite supreme English craftsmanship tradition with the flair and facility of the upcoming design capital of Cape Town.