About

Established by Toni and Patricia Unterberger in 1994, Rivets and Rockets is a small studio with a great reputation for transforming basic ideas into technical plans, highly finished products and superb spaces.

Offering a personalised service, we’re recognised for innovative architectural and interior design and the manufacture of furniture and fittings. We’re a core team of architects, designers and highly skilled makers working from a studio in central Cape Town and our workshop in Paarden Eiland.

At the heart of our business is a commitment to solving design challenges for our clients: whether they’re internationally renowned architectural practices or private homeowners. We’re curious, experimental and able to use planning skills and craftsmanship to realise the potential of a wide range of materials.

Since we started out we’ve worked with a range of clients (many who keep coming back for more) in a variety of environments. Through this experience, our studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realisation of unusual and beautiful projects. Please contact us to talk about yours.

WHAT OTHERS SAY
We have been working with the Rivets & Rockets team since 2011 and besides designing and building the contemporary furniture we use in all our fitness studios, their attention to detail and quality delivery make us come back over and over again. They take pride in their creativity and craftsmanship and this results in meticulously made, unique items.

Boris Leyck, MD, BODYTEC

We were impressed with Rivets and Rockets’ collaborative approach and enjoyed working with them to develop our concept design. Their creativity and mechanical knowledge suited our project perfectly. The high quality of workmanship resulted in sliding screens and a pergola which the homeowners are really pleased with.

Mark Finney, Architect, Fabricate Design

About

Established by Toni and Patricia Unterberger in 1994, Rivets and Rockets is a small studio with a great reputation for transforming basic ideas into technical plans, highly finished products and superb spaces.

Offering a personalised service, we’re recognised for innovative architectural and interior design and the manufacture of furniture and fittings. We’re a core team of architects, designers and highly skilled makers working from a studio in central Cape Town and our workshop in Paarden Eiland.

At the heart of our business is a commitment to solving design challenges for our clients: whether they’re internationally renowned architectural practices or private homeowners. We’re curious, experimental and able to use planning skills and craftsmanship to realise the potential of a wide range of materials.

Since we started out we’ve worked with a range of clients (many who keep coming back for more) in a variety of environments. Through this experience, our studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realisation of unusual and beautiful projects. Please contact us to talk about yours.

WHAT OTHERS SAY
We have been working with the Rivets & Rockets team since 2011 and besides designing and building the contemporary furniture we use in all our fitness studios, their attention to detail and quality delivery make us come back over and over again. They take pride in their creativity and craftsmanship and this results in meticulously made, unique items.

Boris Leyck, MD, BODYTEC

We were impressed with Rivets and Rockets’ collaborative approach and enjoyed working with them to develop our concept design. Their creativity and mechanical knowledge suited our project perfectly. The high quality of workmanship resulted in sliding screens and a pergola which the homeowners are really pleased with.

Mark Finney, Architect, Fabricate Design

The Team

toni
Toni Unterberger
designer + architect, BArch UCT
patrica
Patricia Unterberger
production manager + client liaison, BSocSc UCT
rodney
Rodney Jacobs
workshop manager + onsite installation