Scottish born Arthur K who set foot in the Cape during the late 1800’s was an experienced pioneer in the trade with Africa. During that time Arthur K traded with East African tribes in exchange for building materials, goods and ‘things of beauty’. From these cultures he obtained the beautiful and ethnic African inspiration that is still today the basis of our designs.
We have no doubt that every culture has the potential to complement each other with their craft. Evidently there are still tribal patterns to be seen in some castles of Scotland to this very day.
Fourth generation Arthur K, born on African soil, true to his legacy started a solid wood cabinet manufacturing business, predominantly producing kitchens and build in cabinets for the local region of the Southern Cape in South Africa. Since 1990 the business developed in a sought after high end kitchen and build in interior supplier, which still trades successfully under the brand name of Design +.
Based in George, Arthur K now draws on half a century’s experience in the manufacturing of interior related products. As specialists in their field, their passion is towards the design and creation of products ideally suited to modern interiors and lifestyle requirements.
Today, Arthur K is a new generation company that introduces life-enhancing interior products at the cutting edge of interchangeable, stackable, smart storage solutions, appropriately named the “Out of the Box” range.
Ultimately, the house of Arthur K will serve as an umbrella company, housing the finest products by selected local designers, offering both established local and international trade relations.