UJ Alumni Impumelelo Magazine Edition 8

9. Were there specific challenges you had to overcome to where you are now, as a successful designer? Yes, we’ve dealt with an array of challenges over the years but I haven’t had too many sleepless nights. Our approach

has been to grow organically which reduces risk and gives us flexibility.

10. What do you see as your

biggest achievement? Starting Dokter and Misses and keeping it going for the last 13 years. We also had work included in Beauty – Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial 2016 at the Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and presenting at the Design Indaba 2017 was also a very special moment. 11. What awards have you won, and which one meant the most? We have won various awards over the years – all of which meant a lot to us at the time and served as encouragement to keep going. 12. What advice do you have for current industrial design students to make a success of their future careers? Be open and willing to give early in your career and building relationships early on will pay off. 13. What would you have done differently in your career if given the chance? I should have said no to some business ventures that did not align with our core business. Dokter and Misses’s work can be viewed on their website at https:// www.dokterandmisses.com or visit Always Welcome in Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg.

An ample armoire cabinet, part of the Holiday range (2020). To the right there is a loop lounger (2020) and a comb mirror (2019).

Lay low cabinet, part of the Holiday range (2020), a Lowveld sofa in emerald green (2018) and a tongue mirror (2019).

Adriaan Hugo holds a BTech Industrial Design from UJ.

Sculptural lights made from brick, etched with signature Dokter and Misses patterns (2019).



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