November nuances and stylish spaces
Treat your home to the best in décor trends by visiting these inspirational venues.
If you love Wallpaper magazine’s stylish take on contemporary architecture, interiors and design, you’ll adore the new London apartment curated by the magazine’s talented editors and stylists. They teamed up with Cadogan – a family-run estate that covers 93 acres of land in Knightsbridge and Chelsea – to outfit a pop-up apartment in the newly renovated London development, 155 Sloane Street (Sloane Street forms part of the Cadogan Estate). The sleek show-apartment features work by some of the world’s most prolific heavyweight designers. What’s more, it’s situated in the hip suburb of Chelsea. 155 Sloane Street comprises 10 luxurious apartments that are available to rent.
A Match Made in Design Heaven
As an official World Design Capital event (#WDC471) the showcase entitled ‘Austrian Design, Making A Difference’ is a collaborative event running from 6 to 13 November at the design hub, 75 Harrington Street (see last month’s News pages). The concept is one that aims to create cross-continental dialogue between SA and Austrian designers that will lead to an ongoing collaborative relationship. The event will see a host of local designers’ work, concepts and projects being matched up in a multitude of ways with that of some of Austria’s design stars from a variety of design disciplines. The common thread in each pairing is that it reflects design that contributes to a healthy and sustainable society. We love a love story, especially when it involves exceptional design married to conscious intentions.
We love multidimensional, multi-conceptual spaces, especially when they’re in a happening ’hood such as the urban-renewal zone of Woodstock. Sussex Studios, in Sussex Street, just round the corner from the Woodstock Exchange, is one such space, initiated by King Juliet Productions, Dawie Swart Developments and Nest Living. As well as 19 residential studio apartments, each curated by the cream of Cape Town’s design crop, the development also houses exhibition spaces, a shop and a pop-up restaurant venue. Launched in late September, the studio apartments will be on show until early November, and interested buyers have the option of buying them fully furnished.
The newest edition to Jozi’s inner-city mural art features Tata Madiba in all his glory on a building facade in Juta Street, Braamfontein. But aside from being created by one of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists, America’s Shepard Fairey (otherwise known as Obey Giant), the significance of this piece is that it’s an ode to an event in SA’s history that changed the nature of protests around the world forever. Read more about it on thepvrple.com.
- Wallpaper: wallpaper.com
- WDC: wdccapetown2014.com
- Nest Living: nestliving.co.za
- Instagrammers: instagrammers.co.za
Text: Genevieve Putter and Michelle Snaddon
Photographs: Lar Photography, Mark Cocksedge, Gareth Pon, Adam Letch, Adriaan Louw, Bruce Tuck, supplied