CPUT Design Garage
CPUT Design Garage,
Design Garage open for business
The shop front
Seed funding for the store to the tune of R100 000 was raised by CPUT’s Advancement Department. Design Garage manager, Pieter Cilliers, says since the launch, there’s been lots of interest, especially from neighbours and people that pass the building on a daily basis.
“Good publicity in the form of blog posts and newspaper articles have also brought in people. Alumni have been very excited to get their products into the shop, with many commenting that they wished something like this existed when they were studying,” says Cilliers.
“Those that managed to get their products in have been very motivated and it’s been great to get high quality products from junior students and not just from B- and M-Tech’s.”
Design Garage is staffed by shop manager, Tracey-Lee Schwartz and is open Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm.