Carrol Boyes is an iconic South African designer and the founder and CEO of CaRRoL BoYeS Cape Town. She skilfully crafts a high-end range of artistic home and lifestyle products. Her unique work is known for its style and finesse. It is available throughout South Africa as well as 30 other countries worldwide. Every day, new customers around the globe are attracted to her distinctive designs.
A fine arts graduate, Carrol, majored in sculpture at the University of Pretoria. She was an English teacher until the age of 35 when she decided to make her dream of becoming an artist a reality. In her seaside home in Cape Town in 1989, she began creating artwork.
She focused on blending art with function, and the result is a stunning collection of homeware and table top accessories. She is exceptionally gifted at transforming plain, traditional items into sculptured collectables. She crafts each item to the highest standards using materials such as pewter, aluminium, stainless steel, ceramics, ABS resin, glass, leather, silver, and chrome-plated zinc.
A Socially Responsible Brand
Today, the CaRRoL BoYeS Company is a multi-cultural business that works to support gender empowerment both in and out of its infrastructure. A strong dedication to the welfare and betterment of people in the workplace and community drives this philosophy. Carrol invests in her company’s team members, not only to ensure future growth of the organisation, but also to support the community at a grassroots level.
Currently, Carrol focuses on skills development, training implementation, and company growth, working within the guidelines set by South Africa’s training authorities and sector education. The CaRRoL BoYeS brand has come to be known as an icon locally and around the world.
Carrol also has a passion for mentoring and nurturing local talent. She has earned the national award for the Top Woman-Owned Company of the Year. She has also poured her compassion and energy into setting up several charities and non-profit projects that benefit the less privileged and demonstrate her company culture and ethos. These charities include Monkeybiz, Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer, CANSA’s Our House of Restoration, Cradle of Hope, Girls and Boys Town, MAD (Make a Difference) Charity, The Smile Foundation, and Saving Africa’s rhino with WWF.
The CaRRoL BoYeS brand is available in more than 30 countries around the world including the UK, the United States, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Dubai.
Carrol also has a number of celebrity clients including Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Sir Elton John, Tori Spelling, Will Smith, Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Paris and Kathy Hilton, Sharon Stone, Bette Midler, Sting, Charlize Theron, Cher, Brooke Shields, the late Nelson Mandela, and many more.
Her range of functional artworks includes homewares that are truly unique and special, designed to add enjoyment to her clients’ everyday lives. Shadowz functional art is a premium CaRRoL BoYeS stockist offering the largest collection of CaRRoL BoYeS products in Australia. Our family-owned business proudly offers these handmade products along with free Australian shipping on all orders. Whether you’re looking for a gift, a high-end modern-day heirloom, or just something to brighten your home, the CaRRoL BoYeS collection has something you’ll love.