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 workshop to discuss your unique ideas after which they will be conceptualised, 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 three years. 

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

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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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.

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Shirley Rothero - Creative Artist Director, Graphic Designer, 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!

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JC Vermeulen - Workshop Manager

JC joined the team as a general woodworker in June 2018 and was the first co-worker who assisted in the growth of the business. 

Alas, the ocean called his name and he went to work on the tour boats although he still helped the team on a part-time basis. Luckily, in June 2020 he was lured back by the smell of sawdust when he became the team’s workshop manager. 

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John Newman - Master Craftsman

John joined the team as a master craftsman in July 2020 after the close of Pieter Deon Interiors where he had worked for 12 years.

Presenting him with all the intricate elements that woodwork has to offer, he always manufactures beautiful and accurate life-long A+ quality products. 

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Braam Rousseau - Board Shop Supervisor

Braam joined the team as board shop supervisor in February 2020.

He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the trade, is a master cabinet maker and cuts boards with spot-on precision. 

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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. 

He has acquired numerous skills and has become an honourable and reliable co-worker. 

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Jacques Cronje - Personal Assistant, Social Media Coordinator

Jacques joined the team as a painter in September 2020. 

His artistic eye soon highlighted his talents as a creative person but, in due time, his quest for quality brought him into the office to work as Mark and Shirley’s personal assistant,  general designer and social media coordinator. 

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Henry Viljoen - General Woodworker

Henry joined the team as a general woodworker in June 2020 after the close of Pieter Deon where he worked for seven years. 

He has become an all-round assistant who loves making exceptional frames and unique products. With dedication and passion for woodwork, he has exceeded expectations and carries on to be a vital asset to the company.

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Gift Mphatso - Quality controller, Painter

Gift joined the team as our quality controller and painter in October 2020 after the close of Pieter Deon where she worked for two years.

She has excelled at her occupation and has impressed many clients with her special aptitude regarding her love of colour and sense of style. With her prior knowledge of paint, she is truly a "Gift" to the business.

Interior Furniture

Interior Furniture

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

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Television Units
  • Beds
  • Bedroom Pedestals
  • Headboards
  • Display units
  • Book Shelves
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Islands
  • Servers
  • Doors
Exterior Furniture

 Exterior Furniture


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

  • Picnic Tables
  • Tables  
  • Chairs
  • Benches
  • Kiddies Furniture
  • Planters
  • Shelving
  • Outdoor Games (dominoes) 


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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 last cut and assembly.

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

Wood and Board Cutting


Did you know that at M+S Designs you can have chipboard, mdf, plywood and most types of solid wood cut for your projects. Boards and various types of solid wood for your creations can be specifically ordered. Visit their workshop where one of their friendly staff will assist you with your requirements. No job is too big or too small, they cut it all. 

  • 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)


“Baie dankie vir my pragtige rak én die opsit daarvan.Ek is super in my skik.” Vera Swart
“Pizza plates are perfect for my café. Thank you so much for the good service and helpfulness with my new pizza boards.” Carli Nel, Lighthouse Café
“Ek wil so bietjie spog met my en Mark Collings van M+S Designs se collaboration om n ekonomiese, maar stunning en unieke, headboard te maak. Ons klient is baie gelukkig! Julle maak vir Gansbaai lekker! Yolandi Myburgh
“Done amazing work for me, and I am very happy.” Michelle Loubser
“Shirley was so helpful and designed the most beautiful stickers for my wedding! Very artistic thank you so much.” Jacqueline Lecornu Vd Westhuizen



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