Candice set up her Cape Town-based design studio, Modern Gesture, where she also produces homeware and small stationery items. Modern Gesture takes its name from the way people interact with each other, the gestures we make with our bodies when communicating. The nature of the gesture extends to a belief that in each piece created a story is embedded into its materials. A story that captures the time and
Candice handcrafts and manufactures her designs working with mixed mediums such as ceramics, and
I’ve always had a soft spot for wood. The material offers the unexpected, which is like a metaphor for life. We are constantly carving away and refining our lives, but we can only plan and carve so far.
– Candice Lawrence, Modern Gesture
The string pendant lamps saw Candice become a 2015 finalist in the Nando’s Hot Young Designer competition. This led to the commission of more than 400
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