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Avoova – Luxurious Africa

Tom Goddard, the UK born CEO of luxury brand Avoova, tells Habitat about his passion for furniture design, appetite for creating quality pieces with an African twist - and working with ostrich eggshells. Having no formal training in design, Goddard’s career was...

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Sealy – Sleep With Better Rhythm & Less Blues

The slogan for World Sleep Day 2018 is “Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life”. This emphasises how achieving healthy sleep requires us to respect the circadian rhythms that prompt humans’ age-old cycle of sleep and waking. This is so important,...

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OKHA – Speak To Me

In the world of OKHA Design Studio, the acronym STM is often used, it literally means 'SPEAK TO ME', and is a request for further dialogue, a desire to communicate and explore the subject further with the aim of finding the optimum solution, the best possible result....

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Introducing Arpino

After four years of development, the new urban furniture brand, ARPINO is here. A collaboration between Portuguese industrial designer Carlos Pereira and Angolan architectural studio, Cipro-Group, ARPINO’s OX and Urban Office collections combine art, technology and...

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Arpino at #cocreateDESIGN festival

Cultural-neutral design that compliments urban placemaking Urban placemaking was the point of discussion at The Silo District’s The Yard, 22 February 2018. Architects, designers and property developers gathered for talks by Macio Miszewski from VDMMA Architects,...

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Flexform: Tosca Armchair

The Tosca armchair by Antonio Citterio has a Neo-Colonial spirit. The totally visible wooden structure of the back, like an exoskeleton, is a statement in itself. With discreet proportions, for combination with the many sofas in the catalogue, this armchair has a...

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Momentum of Bentley

In February Bentley Fragrances launched a new scent for the modern traveller – Bentley Momentum Unlimited – an addition to its bestselling Momentum line. A fresh, bracingly masculine fragrance with a sleek, modern presentation, it will be launched through Bentley...

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Heino Schmitt Design: The (he)X Table

Heino Schmitt has become renowned in the world of bespoke furniture design and manufacturing. His brand includes a celebration of collectible furniture and lighting pieces -  all unique, handcrafted, functional and aesthetically profound. Habitat was invited to view...

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De Toren: The Highest Rated SA Wine by Wine Enthusiast

The year 2018 started off on an exceptional high for De Toren and they couldn’t be more thrilled with the De Toren wine range’s most recent reviews and spectacular ratings, as published by the esteemed USA publisher, Wine Enthusiast Magazine: De Toren Fusion V 2015...

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Record year for GROHE Design

GROHE Blue Home received in 2017 the most design awards at GROHE With eleven awards in 2017, the new GROHE Blue Home tap water system was the most successful. Most importantly, all new GROHE product innovations continue to receive a record number of accolades: GROHE...

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Good Looking Glass

REFLECTION, the word, the action, and its layered meaning hold a fascination for us at OKHA. We have experimented and explored the concept of reflection and seeing; we have distorted it, abstracted it, and our skilled artisans have polished, oxidised and etched...

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Mosaic Magic Comes To Spier

Eight, Spier’s acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, has a new neighbour. The next time you come for lunch, arrive a little earlier and pop into the new Spier Artisan Studio – Stellenbosch next door. In this airy, light-filled space, rows of jars containing brightly...

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CoLab – Collaboration on another level  

The team at Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, are pretty excited to present CoLab… their enhanced new collaborative room set experience. Last year’s collaborations were a true innovation, and a hit with attendees. So, in 2018, they’re refining, formalising and...

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Willowlamp launches ‘Small Space’ 2018 collection

Award-winning South African lighting design company, willowlamp, has launched an accessible ‘Small Space’ collection, the perfect lighting solution for compact urban spaces. The new pendants vary in design and range from the small Babylove, styled on a four-leaf...

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