I was last up at Design Joburg 2 years ago and am so excited to be going again this year. Even more so because Durban design team, Douglas and Douglas, will be launching their new furniture collection – go Durbs!
This year, Tonic Design are curating and they’ve assembled a few powerhouse teams to showcase CoLab stands, so it’s set to be an amazing snapshot of the current South African interior design landscape.
Design Joburg incorporates Rooms on View and takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 24 – 26 May.
Douglas and Douglas are launching the Ananas Collection featuring a range of furniture and soft furnishings.
With colour and form emulating the curves of desert dunes and Bedouin tents, the collection is their take on South African living with a decidedly serene edge, in collaboration with international fabric house, Sunbrella, and local industrial design and manufacturing studio, Wolkberg Casting Studios.
Contemporary architect, Luis Barragan, inspired their initial thinking for the concept of their Design Joburg stand, infusing depth and perspective to the life-size space which will allow visitors the opportunity to interact with the various pieces. Expect to see the latest iteration of their Rumi Rocker Chair and a new sun lounger, as well as a surprise new piece set to be the hottest item for outdoor entertainment areas for Summer 2019.
The Ananas Collection features a custom pattern inlay derived from a pineapple – their unique take on the current rattan trend permeating furniture design and the iconic furniture range of Michael Thonet.