Skip links

Greta Cinema Nouveau leaderboard
Joburg Ballet Unbound leaderboard
The White Crow Book Now Cinema Nouveau leaderboard
UJ Art Gallery 21 Years of Curating the Cube leaderboard
Fugard Theatre Kinky Boots leaderboard
Booking.com

Porky Hefer’s “Endangered” series of pods

Renowned South African artist Porky Hefer recently exhibited his Endangered series of pods at Design Miami/Basel to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF).

Porky Hefer's "Endangered" series of pods     The series of seating pods depicts endangered species, and features an orangutan, a polar bear, a sloth, a blue whale, and a great white shark. The pods were produced using environmentally sustainable materials that have been extensively hand-worked by artisans in Cape Town. Hefer worked closely with textile artist Ronel Jordaan and craft collectives Heartworks and Mielie to translate his creatures into giant, tactile sculptures whose surfaces have been crocheted, felted, stitched and embroidered with unique embellishments. Twenty-five per cent of the sales proceeds go to supporting LDF’s wildlife conservation programmes.
     ‘It’s the future of the next generation that I am concerned about and the state of the world they inherit. Looking after our animals and Earth is one thing but also the preservation of human skills, crafts and traditions,’ says Hefer. ‘I think it’s important to show what beauty humans are capable of with their hands rather than the destructive mass production that technology is driving the modern consumerist society towards.’

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.