profileBorn in Port Elizabeth South Africa, Nicholas was an avid designer and inventor from an early age.

After his studies in design and engineering, he moved to England to pursue a career in design.

Over the next 10 years, Nicholas worked for some of the most prestigious furniture design companies in the UK, the likes of Smallbone of Devizes and Mark Wilkinson Furniture to name but a few.

Designing predominantly for the bespoke furniture design industry most recently managing the design offices of Mark Wilkinsons prestigious Belgravia and St Johns wood showrooms. Nicholas’s experience over the past 10 years have included bespoke kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and freestanding furniture design, trade show stand design, CNC programming, technical problem solving, design office management and workflow, library design and process improvement.

With a yearning to return to his native South Africa, Nicholas bought a small farm in Nelspruit  and returned in 2012 to renovate his new home and pursue a number of fresh opportunities.

Saffa design was coined from forever being the Saffa, or South African in London, where people would regularly pick up on his accent. As a freelance technical designer, Nicholas is available for projects in both the UK and South Africa working remotely via email, Skype and online utilities like facebook and drop box.

With flexible work hours to cater to our clients needs and competitive pricing, Saffa Design strives to provide a quality service, fast, accurate, saving you money.

Nicholas Ings
Saffa Design
P.O Box 8320, Sonpark 1206
Nelspruit, South Africa

SA Tel. (+27) 079 392 9839



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