Amanda & Elizabeth

Inspired by her great grandfather – who started the first Afrikaans school in Paarl in 1882 – Amanda, our creative director, is producing a range of designer chairs from old public-school classroom chairs. What’s more, this project is helping less privileged communities in the process.
"We want to reflect on our past, the journeys we have taken and the memories from our youth."
The initiative is a collaboration with Joburg artist Elizabeth Pulles and uses old chairs from public schools. For each chair that it takes, Evolution purchases 1.5 chairs for these schools, and assists with the refurbishment of one classroom at a time. Each chair is part of a limited edition of 10 per design, but no two are exactly the same. Elizabeth’s fine-arts roots will not stand for ‘cookie-cutting’ production. The home-grown designs have been snapped up by Anthropologie in the US, and the shipment carrying the 16 different designs they ordered has landed on their shores.

Chalkboard Stripe Chair
Chalkboard Stripe Chair | R1500
Roots 01
Roots 01 | R2250 | Only 1 left
Roots 02
Roots 02 | Only 4 left | R2250
Roots 03
Roots 03 | Only 1 left | R2250
Roots 04
Roots 04 | R2250
Roots 05
Roots 05 | Only 1 left | R2250
Roots 06 | R2250
Roots 06 | R2250
Roots 07 | R2250
Roots 07 | R2250
Dahlia 1
Dahlia 1 | R2250
Dahlia 2
Dahlia 2 | R2250
Dahlia 3
Dahlia 3 | R2250
Dahlia 4
Dahlia 4 | R2250
Dahlia 5
Dahlia 5 | R2250
Beach 1
Beach 1 | R2250
Beach 2
Beach 2 | R2250
Beach 3
Beach 3 | R2250
Beach 4 | R2250
Beach 4 | R2250
Fynbos 1
Fynbos 1 | R2250
Fynbos 10 | R2250
Fynbos 10 | R2250
Fynbos 11 | R2250
Fynbos 11 | R2250
Fynbos 12 | R2250
Fynbos 12 | R2250
Fynbos 13 | R2250
Fynbos 13 | R2250
Fynbos 14
Fynbos 14 | R2250
Fynbos 2
Fynbos 2 | R2250
Fynbos 3
Fynbos 3 | R2250
Fynbos 4
Fynbos 4 | Only 4 left | R2250
Fynbos 5
Fynbos 5 | R2250
Fynbos 6
Fynbos 6 | R2250
Fynbos 7
Fynbos 7 | Only 2 left | R2250
Fynbos 8
Fynbos 8 | R2250
Fynbos 9 | R2250
Fynbos 9 | R2250