Back Chat: Dream Ticket
We chat to interior designer Buzwe Mabuza of Design Dreams International about his feature stand at Design Joburg and the things that make him tick.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED? I was born in Ekurhuleni, in a township called Vosloorus. I’ve lived there all my life. I love the culture of the East Rand and it’s close to work.
GROWING UP, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE? I wanted to design cars. Design has always been my thing.
WHICH PART OF YOUR JOB EXCITES YOU THE MOST? I enjoy the process of getting into a client’s mind and learning about their personality in order to extend it into their space. I relish the discovery process that will eventually translate into design.
WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE ULTIMATE DESIGN TREND RIGHT NOW? Raw, industrial and basic design.
GIVE US YOUR ONE BEST PIECE OF INTERIOR DESIGN OR ARCHITECTURAL ADVICE. Your essence will never date, which is why your space has to reflect your personality.
WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING FOR YOUR COLAB FEATURE STAND AT DESIGN JOBURG? An entertainment space with dining and bar areas that will be a showcase of sophistication, elegance, creativity and eclecticism with a modern twist.
WHAT ARE YOU COVETING FOR YOUR OWN HOME? A beautiful back garden for my two boys, where they can express themselves and exhaust their energy.
INTERVIEW Debbie Loots PHOTOGRAPH Supplied