Timber Tortoise Shells


Laurie Wiid van Heerden established his studio, Wiid Design, in Cape Town in 2013. Often working collaboratively with other artists and across a wide variety of materials, Laurie’s product range spans furniture, lighting, tableware and collectible objects that combine specialist manufacturing with handcrafting.

The studio has become well-known for its innovative use of cork in high-end product design, architecture and large-scale production manufacturing. Recognised as an African “ambassador” for cork by Portuguese producer Amorim, Laurie has pushed the boundaries of the material to achieve a number of world “firsts” – including the world’s largest cork pendant light and cork cabinet, both of which have been exhibited by Southern Guild.


Small: 9.84"L x 7"W x 5.7"H (approx.)
Medium: 15.75"L x 10.6"W x 8.3"H (approx.)
Large: 16.9"L x 10.6"W x 9.4"H (approx.)

Custom sizes are available on request.

Product Details:

Hand-carved solid timber tortoiseshells.
Available in Maple, American Walnut and Zebrano

Please note that each tortoiseshell is hand-carved and therefore unique/ one-off pieces.

Additional Information & Shipping 

Standard shipping is 10 - 16 weeks; 6 - 12 weeks for smaller or rush orders. Some on the ground stock may be available at 2 - 6 week lead times upon request. ** Shipping on this item is NOT calculated at the checkout due to the unique size, weight, and fragility of this item. You will be notified via email with a calculated shipping cost which will need to be paid prior to dispatch. Please contact us, for additional information.

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