With architecture by SAOTA and interior design by ARRCC, the six-storey Beyond Villa offers a superlative Atlantic Seaboard experience and its lofty vantage point in Clifton affords sensational views. A setting this spectacular needed finishes to match and the masterful application of Oggie’s ‘Greymist’ surfaces provided the perfect touch.
From crockery and cutlery to table linens and décor, an immaculately set table is the promise of a tasteful dining experience. Bernardaud’s Feuille d’or design brings together the gravitas of an ancient technique and the appeal of contemporary lines. With a graphic design that recaptures the lightly crumpled texture of gilding, the pieces are simple but striking and allow for endless styling possibilities – mix and match this timelessly elegant ensemble to your heart’s content.
Sense of place
Artist and rug designer Julia Swanepoel Pepler’s latest collection for Gonsenhausers is an abstract exploration of scenes from aerial photography. ‘(re)stitched landscape’ is the third instalment from Pepler for the renowned rug company and the collection combines her signature abstract art practice with her fascination for maps and overhead landscapes. In dismantling, deconstructing and recombining elements from different geographical locations, she creates designs that are completely divorced from any single place, and which artfully imagine a whole new fictional landscape.
Something to talk about
For four generations, the Cannata family has supplied, manufactured and installed high-quality stone and porcelain products. Spearheaded by the younger generation, its new venture takes them into a more conceptual space. Brainchild of Claudia King and Italo Cannata Jr (the great-grandchildren of founder Liborio Cannata), in collaboration with Aimee Wolfaardt of Haardt Design Studio, The Dialogue Room is an exploratory space for the cross-pollination of ideas, where designers, architects, creatives and their clients can create, and will serve as a showcase for local talent.