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Officine Gullo – Back to the Future

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Ultimate Townhouse

Ultimate Townhouse

location: Kensington, London | interior design: Susan Knof | photography: David Cleveland Miami-based KNOF Design recently completed a major London commission: the unification of two separate townhouses in Kensington to create a single, stunning, 700-square metre...

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Flexible Legacy

Flexible Legacy

location: Bardon, Queensland, Australia | architecture: Shaun Lockyer Architects | interior design: Kalka | photography: Cathy Schusler A palette of sandblasted concrete, spotted gum timber and natural stone creates a robust, warm and timeless aesthetic in this...

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Julia Day

Julia Day

Julia Day, interior designer and founder of Generation, returns to Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View with a CoLab stand: For ‘In-Residence’ the designer is creating a lounge that cocoons visitors, a space so convincing one would never imagine it was temporary....

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Funke Media Headquarter in Essen, Germany

Funke Media Headquarter in Essen, Germany

A true exclamation-point! The recently opened headquarter of the international Funke Media Group defines a coherent urban-design ensemble, which - like a well-proportioned body - is articulated as a consistent whole. Its head: the Funke Media Tower, which also...

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Coastal Opulence

Coastal Opulence

Hawaan comprises a total of 173 single residential sites of similar size, almost all of which are now completed. This example has been designed in the contemporary style with minimum applied decoration, open-plan living and substantial areas of glass to introduce light and air.

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Contrast of Form

Contrast of Form

On an open piece of land, with a neighbour’s house to the south and two neighbours across the road to the west, architect Louise O Architects crafted this 750-square metre family home on a 1 300-square metre piece of land at the picturesque, secure and enviably equipped Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand.

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