Heath Nash holds a BA in Fine Art (sculpture) from the University of Cape Town. He was the Elle Decoration SA designer and lighting designer of the year in 2005/6, and also won the title of British Council South African Creative Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. In 2010, Nash was awarded in an eco-lighting competition judged by Ingo Maurer at Finland’s premiere interiors show Habitare.
By working with grass-roots artisans around Southern Africa over the past two years, Nash has also started to find ways to teach design as a simple process. He is currently interested in the business of design and also in finding opportunities for creative growth for himself through residencies in other parts of the world.
His business, Heath Nash cc, has been operating since 2004, making products with a uniquely South African and environmentally conscious slant. His range called “Other People’s Rubbish”, which champions the process of recycling and innovative re-use, is made from used plastic bottles and galvanised wire.