At RAW modular we live, develop, prototype and make sustainable modular design solutions, furniture systems and compact living structures that simplify the way you work and live. We have been honing our modular design services for over 16 years. If there is one thing we have learnt – it is to stick to our guns, focus our approach and get even better at what we are good at –because simple is hard.
Some have taken notice. From Design indaba to 100% Design awards, we don’t live for the applause, but hey, every now and again we have had our fair share of time in the spotlight.
Best Office Furniture Design 2018/ 100% Design SA.
Excellence in Local Design/ 2016/ Inspire SA.
Winner: Brandy by Design/ 2015/ Distel- Design Indaba.
We have developed and refined our ideal working process with architects, developers, commercial clients and property developers alike.
Nandos , 81 Mass, Earthworld, Anglo American, Boogertman, Boxa, CellC, City Properties, Constitution Hill, Civicus, CSIR, Design Partnership, Econorisk, Ezintsha (WITS), Fashion Factory, First National Bank, Georgette Black, Hollard, ICAT, Idea Candy, Pauls Ice Cream, Sanlam, Team Architects, Tribeca, University of Pretoria, University Fort Hare, Thor, WITS.
Straight shooter, considered designer, creative problem solver and founder Peet van Straaten heads up the RAW team. Trained in the department of Architecture at the University of East London (UK) with a focus on advanced environmental and energy studies, Peet has innovated in the field for over 20 years. His body of work has a clear style and focus on functionality, informed by his time working in Rotterdam creating modern Dutch furniture and his firm technical foundation in functional cabinet-making. Peet has passionately driven the development of modular furniture systems, structures and modular design thinking in Africa since 2008.
We attract a variety super sharp, technically brilliant and creatively sussed talent. All of us pretty much live for modular design and we enjoy co-creating with clients, sharing our incredible space, and ultimately simplifying the way the world lives and works, for the better.
Based outside Pretoria-South Africa, our design and manufacturing facilities is where we bring ideas to life. It’s a type of serious playground where we develop, prototype and make.
Traditional furniture making machinery for quick mock-ups or massing exercises.
Rapid prototyping on 3 axis CNC routers, 3D printer, laser and vinyl cutters.
5 axis cutting and handling capabilities on our industrial robot.
Cold hydraulic and vacuum pressing capabilities.
Sanding and spraying facilities for that perfect finish.
Training, presentation, and team building (we have bunches of space) camping for training groups.
Material inspection and testing.
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Raw Studios (since 2005) is a product design and supply company that specializes in the design, prototyping, testing and production of high quality furniture systems in sustainably sourced and environmentally responsible engineered materials, predominantly Birch plywood, to institutions, corporate other project based clients.
Environments by Raw Studios go beyond the fulfillment of a functional commercial brief. What we offer is beautifully designed, expertly crafted and enduring engineered design with soul.This means designing and producing environments and products that support your ideas, and communicate the essence of your project perfectly.
Our multi-disciplinary approach to design is unique. It is underpinned by a process of exploration, innovation and refinement; working with physical prototypes and mock-ups to truly explore and understand space and user interaction with our products.
Join the Team
Do you speak CAM? Do you have a bright mind, excited to take on challenges accurately and practically? Do you have Rhino or Fusion Inventor instincts? Are you a RAW fan?
If this sound like you, send us an email with your CV and a short cover letter. RAW Studios are always looking for like-minded individuals to join our team.