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082 376 0510 (Will)
082 950 3311 (Simon)

Who we are

Simon Ottiger studied design in the UK and has been making beautiful furniture in South Africa since 2002, trading as Darling Woodworkers. Will van der Merwe started an apprenticeship in the construction industry in 1996 and has been building houses and managing projects in Darling since 2001.

Simon and Will partnered in 2013 to create Woodlove. They combine their respective skills of creativity, attention to detail and process management to create beautiful furniture and deliver efficient projects.

Simon Ottiger of Woodlove
Simon Ottiger
Will van der Merwe of Woodlove
Will van der Merwe

From Cape Town head north on the R27 West Coast Road. 5 km after Koeberg power station take a right turn onto Dassenberg road and drive 13km to a T Junction.

Take a left onto Charel Uys drive, the signage showing clearly Mamre/Darling. Travel 20km to Darling and turn right at the only 4 way stop in Darling Main road. Take the second right into Arcadia Street at the Evita se Perron sign and find Woodlove 300meter down the road on your right.

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