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Think Better
One of the things that continues to drive my work is the firm belief that design can, has and will continue to change the world. I am in constant awe of the far-reaching tendrils of design, of its ability to influence ways of living, working, playing
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9 In Print
Architecture isn’t about mere buildings any more, as this compilation of boundary-breaking projects amply demonstrates. From the surprising to the outrageous and even the slightly scary, this is a great overview of contemporary spatial design at its
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What is your all-time favourite design icon? The Morris chair. As a child, I always just knew it as my dad’s chair. When I moved into my first apartment, he gave it to me. I love its understated, timeless simplicity. Annette is a longtime VISI cont
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6 Art Of Exploration
Painter and performance artist Cassi Namoda was born in Mozambique, and now splits her time between Los Angeles and New York. She was raised in Benin, Uganda, Haiti, her native Mozambique and the US, so it’s not surprising that her work explores the
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Visi2 min de lectureEconomics
With breathtaking beaches, pristine nature reserves and adventure-packed amenities, it’s no surprise that Plettenberg Bay is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. And it’s where architects Johan Wentzel and Grete van As of W De
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20 Top Of The Shops
Cocated in Cavendish Square in Cape Town, We Are EGG is a one-stop shopping experience for those who love local and think global. About 250 South African and international brands line the shelves of Paul Simon and Arie Fabian’s new flagship store, wh
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17 The Simple Pleasures
Sustainable, seasonal produce cooked simply is how Peter Tempelhoff describes the philosophy of his latest restaurant. That said, anyone who has experienced Peter’s sublime Japanese-fusion fare at FYN will take that with just the tiniest pinch of sal
Visi1 min de lectureTechnology & Engineering
Home Meets Office
Edge, designed by Gustavo Martini, is a sort of visual room where it is possible to pass through the walls. The name highlights its existence on the edge – between design and installation, idea and reality. The Livit Studypod, desi
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5 Happiness Is...
“My first homeware collection is a continuation of design work inspired by my British-Nigerian heritage and childhood,” says artist Yinka Ilori. “It’s a colourful celebration of two cultures, expressed through abstract, technicolour pattern and conte
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Place Of Renewal
To say Constitution Hill is a powerful and complex site would be an understatement. It is both a place where South African freedom fighters were imprisoned and the current seat of our Constitutional Court. The Old Fort, with its intimidating architec
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Combining work and leisure travel is one of those long-term trends that has led to a myriad new accommodation offerings springing up around the globe. Whether heading off to Bali for a few months of combined remote work and surfing lessons, or adding
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3 Geometry Rules
Gillian Fuller’s bright, instantly arresting work is largely geometric, and inspired by man-made structures. “Nevertheless,” she says, “inspiration is also to be found in microscopic components of nature, as seen when magnified. At a cellular level,
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18 In The Weave
Established in England in 1852, Reed Family Linen has a long-standing reputation for creating luxurious linen products. And, unusually these days, this family business – now a global brand – is still owned and managed by the descendants of the origin
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Photographed at Moroso founder Patrizia Moroso’s enviable home in Udine, northern Italy, these lounge chairs and sofa are all by acclaimed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola (who also designed the chair on the cover). They reflect the designer’s spec
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11 Tech Trends 2021
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES is an annual showcase event that features every aspect of the tech sector. Unsurprisingly, key trends at this year’s event, held in January, included ways to fight Covid-19 – such a
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7 Very Good Fortuna
“At Vorster & Braye, we have always been big fans of Skinny laMinx – so we were excited when Heather Moore approached us to create the vase she designed based on the Fortuna façade,” says Colin Braye, one half of the Cape Town-based ceramics brand. “
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Alice Toich
LE MARAIS ARRONDISSEMENT My husband booked an eclectic artist’s atelier in Le Marais on Rue de Temple as a surprise for our honeymoon, and I’ve been asked about it so many times that I want to leave a link for the Airbnb listing right here in print.
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The Influencers’ Influences GRETE VAN AS & JOHAN WENTZEL
How long is a piece of string? It’s a refrain that has stayed with Grete van As and Johan Wentzel since their student days in the mid-90s at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Architecture, where professors Schalk le Roux and Roger Fisher wou
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“Hotels are tricky things to design; trickier still to design beautifully.” It’s one of the first things Robert Silke of Robert Silke & Partners says when talking about his latest creation. “When you build a hotel, you’re essentially making it out of
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13 Joburg Gems
Mash. T Design Studio, founded by Thabisa Mjo, recently launched its first line of ceramics, taking the brand into the world of smaller (and, we predict, hugely collectable) home goods. The colourful Presents From Joburg range of vases, planters, pla
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8 Music By Design
Constitution Hill is home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court, as well as the Flame of Democracy, which burns permanently on the site to remind all its visitors of the democratic ideals of our society. And now, it’s also the home of the Creative U
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Vision Quest
A carvery. An armoury. Both contain blades and invite the age-old philosophical discussion of knife as tool or knife as weapon. Design is much the same: the very problems for which Janus-like design is currently punted as saviour were generated by th
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4 Benchmark Design
In its third iteration, the Nando’s Hot Young Designer competition drew a plethora of entries from across South Africa, all responding to a brief to design a seating bench that encourages social distancing and is adaptable for life after the pandemic
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2 Design Journey
I was commissioned by the University of California, in Berkeley, to collaborate with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive on this Afrofuturist mural, which is 21m by 7m. It’s a portrait series of South Africans who embody a contemporary S
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IRECENTLY READ a story about a chair. It caught my eye for a couple of reasons. Its classic mid-century aesthetic was one; the other was the fact that we’re doing a piece on designer chairs for this issue (page 24). I liked it for its thin beech legs
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Zoom In
You don’t have to be desk-bound for your next Zoom meeting: turn any space into an office with an egg tray that doubles up as a smart iPad stand. Alternative shopping always pays off: we found this Poltek vented egg tray (55mm x 300mm x 300mm) for j
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Take A Seat
Superbly sleek and sophisticated, the Nuage 2 chair is upholstered in leather or fabric, and features a pivoting base in lacquered or chrome-plated metal – with automatic return function and memory position, too. It has a fluid and sculptural feel th
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On The Down Low
IS THE FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU STEP INSIDE PERIVOLI LAGOON HOUSE, says architect Gregg Goddard about this contemporary villa. Designed as an exclusive retreat available for rent, the villa features four double suites with private bathrooms and indiv
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