About Montebello

Montebello Design Centre is located in Newlands, Cape Town, and is the result of a financial and property bequest by Cecil Michaelis.

The Project is situated in the farm buildings of the historic site of Montebello. These buildings and land have a colourful history, being the birth place of Ohlssons Brewery and Continental China. Today, Montebello Design Centre is home to a broad spectrum of designers, innovators, artists and crafters.

Montebello, in association with the D (design) School at the University of Cape Town, hosts collaborative design spaces – D Desks - for young innovators who are developing a design idea, or working in the design field and could benefit from working in a collaborative space.

An outreach project runs as part of Montebello Design Centre's mission to promote craft and design.

Directors:

Mr Tony Davenport, Ms Delecia Forbes, Ms Tessa Graaff, Mr Stephen Granger, Mrs Gaby Michaelis, Prof. Mugendi M’Rithaa, Mr Richard Perez, Mr Bruce Snaddon, Ms Nirmala Nairn