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Flexform – Miami Penthouse

The vast floor-to-ceiling windows in the light-filled living room of this Miami penthouse offer unparalleled views of the city. Brazilian architect and interior designer Andrea Chicharo created rooms that exude warm, sophisticated elegance. [gallery type="rectangular"...

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History Redesigned

Australia and New Zealand were long established colonies of the British Isles and as such borrowed much from the old country. Architecture is an easily recognised example in this existing home of significant 1930s English-style. It’s a Brisbane landmark and holds...

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Living with Art

Previously the site of an old family home in suburban Morningside, Sandton, this tract of land was acquired to develop surrounding plots into a high-end cluster development. The resulting complex provides almost every freestanding house with four bedrooms, plus en...

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Citco at Salone del Mobile

At this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Italian natural stone company Citco showcased beautiful and elegant pieces for two new collections within its Citco Design and Citco Privé lines. For this year’s collections, Citco collaborated once again with...

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TBAD Architects and Design

Every so often a designer or architect comes along whose unique style makes a statement to such an extent that you can’t help but take notice. One such person is Theo Bothma, who is both an architect as well as an interior designer and founder of TBAD architects and...

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Officine Gullo – Back to the Future

This old farmhouse, skilfully restored in a definitive contemporary style, features a new and notable design project by Officine Gullo – RUBIN RED & BRUSHED NICKEL. It’s located in a patently out of the ordinary house. Here, the prerequisite was for function and...

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Design Holding Wall: the making of

A playful, interactive wall to celebrate the designers and their iconic design which built the history of Flos, B&B Italia and Louis Poulsen, together as Design Holding. The three brands are represented in the interactive wall, where iconic products and designers...

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Some of the Top Stands from Design Joburg 2019 in 3D

Once again, South Africa’s best designers, architects and style shapers transformed the Sandton Convention Centre into Africa’s hotspot for the most innovative and covetable interiors. This year, visitors noticed the show’s progressive change in layout. The purpose is...

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In-Residence by Julia Day – Design Joburg ’19

Teaming up with industry experts, Julia Day managed to create a luxurious lounge that cocooned visitors – a space so convincing you’d never know it was temporary. The stand was a fully realised interior quietly emanating the kind of understated luxury that the...

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Julia Day Interior Architecture and Design

For Julia Day, interior design is as much an emotional endeavour as it is an aesthetic one. Day is unswayed by the passing dictates of fashion and draws on her love of timeless design, world art, contemporary furniture and natural textures. Therefore, a Julia Day...

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Guarded Transparency

Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate was originally sugar cane land and part of an old colonial farm. This location was one of the last sections of the estate to be released and it presents some of the best views of the Indian Ocean and beach. location: Zimbali Estate,...

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Passing of Genius – I M Pei – 1917-2019

I M Pei, the architect behind iconic buildings globally, including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris (1989), died aged 102 at his home in Manhattan, NY yesterday – 16 May. His was a lifetime of designing structures renowned for their emphasis on precision...

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Design Joburg 2019 – Top 5 Must-see Features

Back for its third edition, Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View is presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, and promises to flip the traditional notion of a décor and design exhibition on its head! From 24 to 26 May, South Africa’s best designers, architects and style...

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