Born in Johannesburg South Africa
Completed a high school History Of Art assignment on the Bauhaus
Finished his design studies at WITS technicon, excelling in the subject of “computer literacy”.
Left his manufacturing job to contribute to the opening of the first DOKTER AND MISSES store at 44 Stanley JHB.
Tripped over an overgrown creeper’s tendril, fracturing his hip, inspiring him to design products for plants
Kreep planter won the EDIDA outdoor award in South Africa
Established JOE PAINE as a product and furniture design label aiming to design products that are inventive but simple, sophisticated without pretension, with a focus on outdoor applications, simple plants and bird life.
First solo exhibition of furniture and products.
Received EDIDA emerging designer of the year South Africa
Published in Gestalten
Exhibited products at Ambiente Frankfurt Germany
Forrester planter nominated as one of the “Most Beautiful Objects in South Africa”
The Mechanical Bureau nominated as one of the “Most Beautiful Objects in South Africa”
Exhibited Mechanical Bureau at Design Days Dubai and Design Miami/Basel