The Forge

It is this aura of exclusivity that makes Nicolas Lehmann’s work sought after both locally and internationally and has even led to TV appearances on shows such as Top Billing. The Forge, based in the suburb of Maitland (border to Salt river), is both his showroom and his workshop. Nicolas Lehmann does not only create customized bespoke functional artworks and ironmongery but also restores, most notably in the restoration of the Castle of Good Hope dated 1666 and the gates leading into the Montebello Design Centre. These had originally been imported from England in the early 1800s.


  • Workshop for handcrafted Cape Town metalwork and bronzes
  • Designs include arts, tables, chairs, fireplaces, doors and balustrades
  • Workshop and showroom found in the bohemian suburb of Maitland border Salt River close to the Old Buiscuit Mill.