Albert Potgieter Optique Bench
Optique Bench is Iron Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Furniture Design Award Category.
Optique Bench

The Optique bench was designed to be a functional art piece. The focus of this design lies in its visual aspect, hence the name, Optique. Being designed in Africa, it carries some of the properties of nature and wildness. It captures the attention as it gives the impression of movement and being alive. The Optique Bench is made out of many separate pieces of solid wood which gets cut, sanded, prepared, oiled and then glued together and like a puzzle gets built up into a solid furniture piece.

Optique Bench
Albert Potgieter Optique
Albert Potgieter Bench
Albert Potgieter design
Albert Potgieter design
Albert Potgieter

Albert Potgieter Designs was started on the dream to make a difference. To use art and design and creativity to uplift people. To get people off the streets or bad situations into the business and teach them, mentor them and give them a skill and most of all to give back. This is what the business or vision or goal is all about. Every piece that is designed or created is aimed to reach this goal. Albert Potgieter was a Physiotherapist, but started the business in Furniture design to give back to those that haven’t been given the opportunities that he has. Albert Potgieter regards what he achieves not as important, but what is important, is the why behind the what. The ‘why’ that drives the business to do better, to reach for more and to keep fighting.

Albert Potgieter Designs

Albert Potgieter Designs is a Functional Art designing studio. Specializing in the combination of Furniture and Art objects. Albert Potgieter has the distinct style of using smaller pieces of wood to build his designs into Art piece that are both functional and visually appealing.