Your Ideas are Our Creations

M+S Designs in Gansbaai are artisanal leaders in the design and manufacture of custom-made, interior and exterior, wooden furniture, décor and cabinetry. As from 1 July 2020 have incorporated Pieter deon designs. Furthermore, M+S Design offers the services of their industrial panel saw to local tradesmen in the woodworking industry. The M+S Designs team invites you to visit them at their studio and workshop to discuss your unique ideas after which they will be conceptualized, designed and manufactured within your specified budget.

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Business owners, Mark Collings and Shirley Rothero warmly invite you to visit them at their business premises in the Gansbaai Industrial Area to discuss your designs and concepts with them. 

Due to impeccable workmanship and their loyal clients who promote M+S Designs by word-of-mouth, the team has doubled its workshop space in the last two years. 

M+S Designs own the sole rights to produce Pieter deon designs.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Mark Collings - Owner, Workshop Manager, Woodwork Designer

Mark Collings is the ‘M’ in M+S Designs and Shirley Rothero’s business and life-partner.

Mark loves designing and creating new concepts. He has designed and built laboratories, specialised filtration systems and sterile enclosures like the ones seen in movies where they work with dangerous bugs. The M+S Designs Studio is the concept closest to his heart and he personally manages the workshop and designs clients woodworking ideas.

Shirley Rothero - Creative Artist Director, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, Administrator 

Shirley Rothero is the ‘S’ in M+S Designs and Mark Collings’ business and life-partner.

Shirley has been creating for as long as she can remember and has used her skills and life experience to become a successful entrepreneur. Having travelled and lived in many towns around the globe, she has a deep appreciation for the styles and designs of all nationalities and religions. 

When she is not creating something, she is dreaming about creating something!

Eric Thando - General Assistant

Eric joined the team as a general workshop assistant in April 2019 and is passionate about all things to do with M+S Designs. 

Braam Rousseau - Workshop Supervisor

Braam joined the team as a workshop supervisor in February 2020 and brings with him over 30 years of experience in the trade.




M+S Designs handcraft both indoor and outdoor custom-made-to-order wooden furniture with specially selected pieces of wood. Designs include, but are not limited to:

  • Tables  
  • Chairs
  • Television Units
  • Beds
  • Bedroom Pedestals 
  • Headboards
  • Display Units
  • Bookshelves
  • Children's Furniture
  • Picnic Tables


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M+S Designs manufacture cabinets which will become the signature pieces in the rooms they are designed for. Expect precision from the first measurement to the immaculate installation of the finished product.

The team have various samples of wood to choose from to suit your specific budget.



M+S Designs has an industrial panel saw which they use for their own projects, and to assist local carpenters and cabinetmakers when they need to cut:

  • Solid Wood
  • Plywood
  • MDF
  • Melamine

For more information about this convenient service contact M+S Designs directly.



M+S Designs’ bespoke range of décor products promises not to disappoint and are only limited to your ideas and inspiration: 

  • Frames
  • Boards and Platters (bread, biltong, vegetable and cheese)
  • Signage
  • Decorative Shelving
  • MDF Cutouts
  • Wall Décor
  • Wedding Décor
  • Party Décor
  • Table Décor
  • Speciality Items (Christmas décor and occasional items)



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