News from Studio Propolis

A wee bit of what we get up to...

SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL, KERICHO

29th November 2016
Sacred Heart Cathedral, for which we designed and made the front doors and furniture, is featured on archdaily today. (image: Edmund Sumner)

IKEA

7th October 2016
Design Indaba will curate Ikea's first African collection set for realease 2018/19 and we will be part of it along with this amazing design team.

AFRICA RISING

9th August 2016
We are part of a new book, 'Africa Rising', published by Gestalten and released September / October 2016. "Vibrant, bold, and enigmatic. Africa Rising showcases the work of Africa’s young creatives alongside more established artists from the voluptuous continent’s vibrant metropolises."

DESIGN BY DISRUPTION AWARDS 2015

24th November 2015
We were awarded the Design by Disruption 2015 Designer of the Year Award.

DESIGN INDABA - CONFERENCE TALK

18th August 2015 Video Interview from DESIGN INDABA

DESIGN INDABA - CONFERENCE INTERVIEW

20th August 2015 Video Interview from DESIGN INDABA

GETATHURU GARDENS

Work in Progress
The steel frame extension and the demolision squad.

KERICHO CATHEDRAL CONSECRATION

24th May 2015 Project completion
A Huge celebration to consecrate the Cathedral. The front doors hung in time and all the furniture ready for the celebrants and the big crowds.

CATHEDRAL FURNITURE

14th March 2015 Video by STUDIO PROPOLIS
Work is ongoing to finish the sanctuary furniture for Kericho Cathdral. The stacking chairs for the celebrants, the lecterns and the Cathedra are all made in cypress to match the pews we designed.
A short video of the chair backs in production.

DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE 2015

24th February 2015 by DESIGN INDABA
Naeem spoke today at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town. Here's the article they wrote about us....

The work of Studio Propolis is an object lesson in how design thrives on beautiful constraints. Owners Naeem Biviji, born in Kenya, and Bethan Rayner, from the UK, are architects with a singular dedication to crafting almost every element of their work themselves, by hand... READ MORE

DESIGN INDABA VISIT OUR WORKSHOP!

Oct 30, 2014 Video Interview by DESIGN INDABA
Inside the Nairobi-based workshop of Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner, a husband-and-wife team who make all their own designs by hand.

DESIGN INDABA ARTICLE

27th August 2014 by DESIGN INDABA
Take a look at this months Design Indaba newsletter...
“I was a beekeeper,” says Naeem Biviji of his life before he returned home to Nairobi nine years ago with his wife, Bethan Rayner. “I made beehives in Berwick-upon-Tweed.” READ MORE