Originally inspired by the hand painted tin products found in the Caribbean, Magdel and Andre turned their backs on the advertising industry to start their own range of hand painted products in Cape Town. While some things have changed – items are laser cut and powder coated – others remain true to their original vision. Magdel says that despite Tintown’s growth, they purposefully remain small enough to ensure their focus is on design and manufacture rather than business management.
The product line is extensive, from basic bookmarks and colourful fridge magnets to unique furniture and décor items. We love the cake and cupcake stands, as well as the new Afrilicious range of hooks, fridge magnets and hanging decorations.
With Christmas around the corner check out their unique alternatives to the traditional tree, including a wooden option, or simply stock up on some new hanging decorations to add a touch of style to your favourite tree.
Magdel and Andre have incorporated wood into their newer designs too, like the whimsical cloud wall hooks and are continually designing new products – a range inspired by the sea is due to be launched shortly.
While Tintown products can be found at a number of outlets throughout the country, there’s also a convenient online shopping option.
They really do offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking to treat yourself to something special or buy something unique for a friend or loved one. See a selection in the gallery below then visit the Tintown website or Facebook page for even more.
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