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Jun 8, 2018 | Featured, Luxury Trends

Things to see, trends to spot and places to be

01 BY DESIGN The newest design destination on the block, 99 Juta in Braamfontein, is the collective brainchild of product design duo Dokter and Misses, property investment company Consolidated Urban, Play Braamfontein and architecture firm Local Studio. The 1920s building, which had fallen into disrepair, has been transformed into cool retail and studio spaces for like-minded creatives – Studio Vee, The Ninevites (rug pictured above) and Joe Paine, among others – circulating off a central staircase, each with its own Dokter and Misses kitchenette. Colourful courtyards, sculptural planters and a bar (coming soon) make the urban space a lifestyle oasis. 99 Juta St, Braamfontein

02 WANDER LUST Unveiled during the recent Milan Design Week, renowned designer Marcel Wanders’ new collection for Roche Bobois, Globe Trotter, is inspired by the myths of adventurers and explorers, collectors of rare objects and cultures around the world. “We wanted each piece to capture the feeling of bringing home worldly treasures from faraway places,” says Marcel Wanders (pictured below right, with industrial designer Gabriele Chiave) of the eclectic collection.

03 BENCH MARK Southern Guild’s latest group show challenged designers and artists to experiment and push their limits to create something new. Out of this body of work came Houtlander’s newest piece: a triumph of form and function by Phillip Hollander and Stephen Wilson, who used computer numerical control to reinterpret the traditional love seat.

04 IT’S ONLY NATURAL Studio H by Hertex is known for focusing on great basics and timeless fabrics for the home. Its new Take A Bow collection is a range of plain fabrics to rival all others. The cotton-and-linen blend will be available in three designs and fifty shades, ranging from barely-there neutrals to vibrant primaries. Completely washable, these fabrics are the epitome of versatility.

05 KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY Having attained classic status, the Bitta family of furniture designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal is as timeless as ever. The range is now being extended to include a lounger to complement the original braided-frame design – used together, they offer a layered and sophisticated al-fresco scene.

06 ROSE-TINTED The Chloé brand can always be relied on for playful current interpretations of the trends. One of its latest eyewear styles is the Rosie with its rimless scalloped edges, channelling 21st century flower power. It is available in various colours through Moscon Optics.

07 CITY SLICKERS Superga and local jewellery and accessories brand Pichulik have teamed up to create three high-fashion sneakers for the coming spring/summer season, paying homage to three cities that have influenced the evolution of the Pichulik brand in some way. Souk’s rope soles and ankle bracelet are inspired by basketry in the markets and the traditional jewellery embellishments of Istanbul; Azzuro draws on the crisp colours of a Portofino summer; and Downtown (pictured) is edgy, urban and glamorous in tribute to New York.

08 LOOKING SHARP In her latest collection for The Rug Company, interior designer Sandra Nunnerley has channelled her love of Manhattan and expertise with high-end residential projects into graphic, architectural rug designs in silk and wool. Elegant neutral tones and simple angular motifs embody a timeless and versatile sensibility.

TEXT Julia Freemantle PHOTOGRAPHS Hayden Phipps, Annalize Nel, supplied

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