Scene at Milan 2018

Scene at Milan 2018

The Salone del Mobile Milano, that unmissable appointment for the design sector at international level is a showcase for creativity, innovation and quality par excellence. It took place in mid-April and a number of Habitat clients attended as SA agents for some of the...
Ground Rules 2018

Ground Rules 2018

In most new structures – be they residential or corporate – there are three visible planes: ceilings, walls / windows and floors that create the shell of the interior spaces. Of these, the horizontal floor areas demand attention at every level. The appraiser’s vision...
Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic

We are now six months into 2018 and within the world of contemporary interior design and decoration, there’s an escalating appreciation of the value of lighting, i.e. which luminaires to select and how best to plan their usage. And further, how to evaluate the ongoing...
Seasons of Comfort

Seasons of Comfort

There have been many attempts by us humans to keep warm in winter and, by avoiding the debilitation of heat, to remain cool in the hot summer months; this being a very evident fact of seasonal life in Southern Africa. From the simplicity of seeking shade, to...
Take a Seat

Take a Seat

This is Habitat’s annual FOCUS on contemporary seating and how best to choose and use it. 2018 looks to spell out change for South Africa and not only in terms of politico-economics. At home, the use of furniture in multifunctional living areas is illustrating...
Walls & Windows: Space Capsule

Walls & Windows: Space Capsule

Vertical surfaces need to be handled with care. They can be coated or clad with a variety of materials and in many finishes: paint, wallpaper / fabric, tiling of different textures and dimensions; and panelling in wood, stone, various metals, glass and mirror; the...