Artist, designer, entrepreneur and businesswoman, Carrol Boyes is celebrated nationally and internationally, as an icon in the South African Design Industry. The instantly recognizable branding, her passion and commitment to South African design and her investment in human resources ensures the continued success of the Company.With a degree in Fine Arts (Sculpture), it was after a decade of working as an English and art teacher in Cape Town that Carrol broke away from the conventional, took the plunge and entered into full time art design.From 1989 until early 1991 Carrol worked in copper, silver, brass and pewter, producing verdigris candle sticks, jewellery and assorted brass works.Combining her artistic flair and talent in sculpture together with her jewellery experience and practical understanding of pewter, resulted in the creation of the distinctive and unique pewter handles for cutlery, and thus the beginnings of the Carrol Boyes Functional Art range.
Founded in 1991 initially as a wholesale company Carrol Boyes later expanded into retail. 2003 saw the opening of the first South African flagship store followed in 2004 by the first International shop in New York. Since, stores have opened in London and Paris. Currently the product range encompasses well over 1500 items. Trademark metals and materials include pewter, spun and cast aluminium, stainless steel, chrome plated zinc, wood, leather and ABS resin.