Born in Johannesburg in 1970.
Education & Teaching
Graduated in Industrial Design at Cape Technikon 1992.
Short course - Natural Step - Principals of Sustainability 2003.
Part time lecturing at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Industrial Design Department 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students 2002 – 2004.
House & Leisure design competition mentorship 2007 - 2009
Short course on Biomimicry Design 2010.
Cross Pollination design workshop 2011.
Part time lecturing Elizabeth Galloway Fashion Academy 2nd year students 2011.
Multiple internships to local and international design students 2009 – 2012.
Employed by Richard Sparks Product Design 1993.
Established first business - Brave New World in 1994.
Animal CD Racks manufactured under licence by Aero London for 4 years from 1994.
Established Green Space Product Design with Jamii Hamlin & John Vogel 1995 -1996, designed Daddy Long Legs Chair for BMW / Imax Pavilion (pictured right).
John Vogel becomes 50% partner in Brave New World 1996.
Designed Sabi Sabi - Earth Lodge furniture 2000.
Closed Brave New World 2002.
Established HALDANE MARTIN furniture 2002.
First large contract Arrabella Sheraton CTICC 1000 x Weightless bedroom chairs.
Began exporting to Europe & North America with Swala Line 2006 - 2009.
Established HALDANE MARTIN interiors 2011.
Established retail showroom Woodstock, Cape Town 2012.
Designed first large scale interior project - Truth Coffee HQ 2012.
Won Style Design Awards – Multi Functional Screen Light 1992.
Won Style Design Awards – Functional Animals - Bug Bed 1994.
Won House & Leisure – Best Chair Design 1995.
Short course – Natural Step – Principals of Sustainability 2003.
Elle Décor SA – EDIDA – Designer Of The Year 2003.
Elle Décor SA – EDIDA – Furniture Designer Of The Year 2004.
SABS DISA award – Zulu Mama 2007.
Real Simple SA – Green Innovation Award (Design) 2008.
Elle Décor SA – EDIDA - Designer Of The Year 2010.
Gold Loerie – Three Dimensional & Environmental Design – Interior Design & Temporary Structures – Truth Coffee Headquarters 2015.
Loerie Awards: ranked 2nd overall in Communication Design and in the small agency category in the official Loerie Rankings for 2015.
Multiple trade shows New York, Cologne, Madrid, London, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, Dubia, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban 1994 – 2012.
Southern Guild Exhibitor 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
International design exhibition - Lisbon – Experimenta, Pace Of Design - 2009.
International design exhibition - Frankfurt - Museum of Applied Art - Materials
Revisited. 10th Triennial for Form and Content 2011.
12 Rooms – the secret 13th Room – Leon at CCXIX – 2014.
Make it New, an exhibition by the CCDI as part of Cape Town World Design Capital 2014.
Speaker & Judging
Multiple talks at high schools and design colleges 2004 – 2012.
Multiple local design competition judging 2004 – 2012.
Speaker on Design Indaba main stage 2007.
Pecha Kucha talk - Helsinki, Finland 2010.
International Restaurant & Bar Awards judge 2012.
Speaker at Creative Business Exchange, Decorex SA, Cape Town 2015.
Speaker at Business of Design, Cape Town 2015.
Press & Publications
Multiple features in local and international design magazines 1992 – 2012.
Featured in selected South African high school design curriculum & textbooks 2007 - 2012.
Featured designer in Desire, Shape of Things to Come - book by Gestalten 2009.
Television profile feature - Top Billing 2011.
The Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams
, Jeff van der Meer, 2014.
Frame Night Fever 4, Frame Publishers, 2014.
Contemporary Design Africa, Thames & Hudson, 2015.
South African Luxury Association member 2011.
Design Network Africa member 2011.
Modila Design Museum content advisory committee member 2012.