Nicolas Lehmann South African German artist, was born in 1970.

He explored the effects of heat and experimented with the possibilities of the age old craft of forging at an early age.

In 1990, Lehmann traveled from Asia to Continental Europe. The purchase of his first air hammer, found in a scrapyard while touring in the United Kingdom, allowed him to kickstart his career of forging.
To finance his art, Lehmann founded “The Forge”, specializing in manufacturing high-end ironmongery using the pure blacksmithing techniques.

Lehmann has worked across the globe on numerous projects from private estates to five star hotels, working hand in hand with foremost architects and designers.
In pursuit of Art, Lehmann started in 1995 with his sculptural work. Inspired by nature, and people, Lehmann has never ceased to forge, twist, and shape forms and figurines. His material medium has varied from recycled steel to experimenting with glass, bronze and wood.

  • 50 Victoria Road, Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Alphen Road, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Arabella Golf Estate, Winery and Restaurant, Hermanus, South Africa
  • Babylonstoren, Stellenbosch
  • Boschendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Cap Estel Hotel, French Riviera, France
  • Century City Mall, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Delaire Graaf Estate, Lodge, Stellenbosh, South Africa
  • De Zalze Golf Estate, Stellenbosch
  • Jonkershoek private property, Stellenbosch
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Linksfield Golf Estate, Private Home, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • L’ Ormarins, Stables, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Private Estate, Saint Paul de Vence, France
  • Private Estate, Austria
  • Private Estates in South Africa
  • Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosh, South Africa
  • The Cap Quarters, Spar, Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Mount Nelson, Bar, Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Rockefellers, NYC, USA
  • The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Villa Bella Monte, Cape Town, South Africa
  • David Collins Designs, London
  • DHK architects, Cape Town
  • Karen Newman Architecture and Designs
  • Graham Viney design
  • SAOTA, Cape Town
  • Studio C design by Cobus Van Der Berg
  • Arch web, by Paolo Deliperi Architects
  • Wynand Wilsenarch Architects
  • Light and Space – Studio 10 –  Cape Town 2017
  • Art Expo New York City – Solo – NYC – 2016
  • Design Indaba Creatives – Convention Center – Cape Town 2014
  • Everard Read Mount Nelson summer garden exhibition – Cape Town 2013
  • The Mailbox – The Westin Hotel – Cape Town August 2012
  • Private Viewing – Gallery on Oaks December 2011 – February 2012 – Somerset West
  • Unplugged – The Forge – Cape Town 2011
  • Close encounters – joint exhibition with Daniel Guerrier– The Forge – 14 April – 19 May 2011
  • Uniting People – Travels – The Westin Hotel – Cape Town 4th April 2011- 4th June 2011
  • Uniting People – Soccer World Cup – 14 June – 14 July 2010


  • V&A, Cape Quarters, The Castle of Good Hope and the Montebello Design Center – Cape Town
  • The Grand Daddy Flower Show Competition – The Grand Daddy Hotel Cape Town October 2009
  • The Forge Gallery – Contemporary – Cape Quarters – Cape Town 2009-2010
  • G2 Art Gallery – “Elements” Joint Exhibition – Cape Town September 200
  • The Forge – Montebello Design Center – Cape Town 1997- 2012
  • The Dorp Street Gallery – joint exhibition with Alma Vorster- 2001
  • The Cap Estel, Cap D Ail, French Riviera, France
  • Private Collection, Saint Paul de Vence, French Riviera, France
  • Private Collection, Germany
  • Private Collection, Austria
  • Private Collection, Jordan
  • Private Collection, China
  • Private Collection, London, UK
  • The Rockfellers, NY, USA