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Words: Denise Mhlanga | Images: Robyn Davies Photography

EverBlock, the popular “Lego type” building blocks that have been making waves globally, was brought to South Africa two years ago by entrepreneurs Matt Karpinski and Dylan Verhave. EverBlock offers a modular building system of oversized polypropylene blocks to construct durable, fun furniture and structures. They tell us more about the business, based in Parktown North.

How did your business start?

As creative serial entrepreneurs, we are always on the lookout for the next best thing that will deliver great value, fun and profit. Dylan stumbled across EverBlock online and we made contact with the US parent company, teamed up and began importing quite quickly. EverBlock are giant “Lego type” building blocks that can be used to create furniture, walls and room dividers. They have become popular with individuals who buy/rent them to build desks or TV units, and with corporate clients who use them at events to create walls, work stations, bars and wall dividers.

Why did you choose this area?

It found us. Dylan is a family man and lives nearby and Matt is an events specialist with an active social life. Parktown North was an instant fit as we were both looking to have more fun in our creative workspace.

How did you find your premises?

Online via We immediately loved the space, and after our viewing we were sold.

Why are the premises ideally suited to your business?

Online via We immediately loved the space, and after our viewing we were sold.

Who are your neighbours?

Bonafide Barbers, Urban Grind Roasters, Patachou Patisserie and The National Eatery.

What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?

Fairly reasonable, considering the location, offering and quality of the clientele.

How many people visit your business each day?

Between five and 10 people.

Do you have any expansion plans?

In future, we intend to grow our business nationally and are currently setting up offices in Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.

Do you operate online?

We take personal orders and are in the process of developing our online shop so customers can order directly from us.

What’s your most popular product?

Screen walls, which came about after a video went viral showing our American counterparts erecting screen walls in an apartment, which immediately transformed the space.

For more information on EverBlock SA, phone 087 808 6573 or visit their website

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