Kipekee Studio

Kipekee Studio, we pronounce it ‘kee-pee-kee’. It means ‘unique’ or ‘exclusive’ in Swahili. We are a boutique woodworking company owned and operated by us, husband and wife, Michael and Kylie Bornman in our workshop situated on the beautiful east coast of South Africa. Together, we create original quality furniture; handcrafted with passion, care and most of all – love. In what seems to be a very complicated world we try to fulfil a minimal, natural and beautiful aesthetic with all our products being built to last. We seek to create meaningful items through simple yet sophisticated design, and above all, remain true to the natural aesthetic of the raw material we’re using. Kipekee Studio is a family adventure. It’s run solely by us, and our little girl Fynnley Grace plus the new addition joining us in July. We love going on adventures, exploring and discovering new things, eating a few too many speckled eggs and enjoying a good cup of coffee. We value our marriage, our little family and our big community, we value quality time and being present together in every moment. We seek simplicity and dream of making this Kipekee adventure come to fruition.

Exhibitions at the KZNSA