Ashlee Lloyd is a young industrial/lighting designer (cum laude), conceptualist, textile lover and lighting fanatic based in Cape Town, South Africa. Simultaneously inspired by the rich culture of craft in southern Africa and the complex forms found in nature. Her aim is to create functional pieces that engage one's emotions and senses. Each piece is delicately handcrafted with patience and attention to detail to create a tactile experience.
She allows each piece to form organically, combining contrasting materials such as polyester braided rope, tape webbing, metal wire and soft roving. She conceptualizes solutions for interior spaces incorporating traditional decorative techniques such as crochet and modern energy saving lighting methods. Her approach is at once artistic, tangible, functional and unique. Her artistic vision is propelled by her desire for creation.
The staff are always friendly, go the extra mile and are always willing to help me. Southern Ropes offers a quality product in many varieties of colours. The business is organised and very helpful, it’s always a pleasure.