20 Desk spaces in a 340m2 multi-functional creative space on the fringe of Cape Town's Design District. The studio is close to all transport links, creative Woodstock and downtown Cape Town. 9Needs Studio serves freelancers and small companies or collectives. It provides the ideal environment and facilities for collaborative working. Here people work independently, but share similar values and realise that there is huge potential in the synergies and connections that can happen from working in the same space as other talented and connected people. Want to join?
Show & Share
Screenings and exhibitions at 9Needs Studio are relevant, topical, interactive and inspiring. Members of the wider 9Needs Studio community are invited to co-curate or co-present ideas, projects, experiences, products and other satisfiers for members of the Studio and our broader community. This provides a platform (including an online gallery) for feedback and to grow the influence of your ideas and work.
Teach & Learn
Short hands-on learning programmes and workshops are organised to share tools, advice and connections into new networks for designers, start-ups and companies that what to take an idea or their business to the next level. 9Needs Studio is especially targeted to help accelerate change and ideas into action by people who are seeking to understand how to amplify the value and intrinsic good of their product and service innovations, branding and business transformations, through human-scale design.
Design & Build
We offer Design Residencies to individuals and small teams who are working on a creative project and need temporary space with work facilities in a supportive and stimulating environment. Residents work on their own projects, but must also contribute to a form of an event, exhibition or screening in our gallery space. Residency periods vary between two weeks and three months.
Apply by sending us a suggestion for a possible (or very challenging) project that you plan to work on. For inspiration, check out some of the projects currently underway, or that have already been completed.
Movie Nights in the Studio's uber-cool 16 seat cinema with original 1930's velvet drop-down seats. Studio Breakfasts & Lunch events are regularly organised by the members of 9Needs Studio.
Most events are open for everyone to join. This also gives you an opportunity to come see 9Needs Studio and to meet our growing community.