M+S Designs in Gansbaai are artisanal leaders in the design and manufacture of custom-made, interior and exterior wooden furniture and décor. 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 Collings 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. 

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 Collings 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 Collings - Creative Artist Director, Graphic Designer, Administrator

Shirley Collings 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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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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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. 

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
  • Custom Beds (Sleeper, double bunk, bunk with trundle, daybeds, storage, cots, etc.
  • Bedroom Pedestals
  • Headboards
  • Foot of bed storage chest
  • Display units
  • Bookcase / shelves
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Islands
  • Servers
  • Doors
  • Cabinets
  • Vanities
  • Butcher blocks
  • Privacy screens
  • Barn doors
  • Couches / no material
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) 
  • Dog training equipment
  • Patio Furniture


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

  • Frames (cradled, mirror frames, unique styles, etc.)
  • 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)
  • Toys
  • Jewellery boxes
  • Lazy susan turn table
  • LP dividers
  • Mug holders
  • Business card holders
  • Candel holders and covers
  • Coat & hat hangers
  • Custom clocks


“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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