Lighting plays a crucial part in interior aesthetics today; no longer are they considered an afterthought. Lighting designers are now seen working in tandem with interior design firms to make the best use of the space, aesthetics, functionality and sustainable solutions. With such a massive canvas, the future of lighting is looking very bright indeed!
ARTICLE: In Review
If you’re a fan of Orangebox, you will agree that their latest product, Coppice, is a true embodiment of the company’s design ethos. We met with Liz Walker, Marketing Manager at their Smartworking Showroom in d3, to review this product. Joining us were Mai Elagizy from Bluehaus and Fatma Elfeki from Roar.
ARTICLE: Inside the Mind Of
From stunning homes in Cape Town to hospitality gems in Bali and Australia, architecture and design firm SAOTA has stamped its design presence across the globe. During the craziness of Dubai Design Week, we sneaked in a tête-à-tête with one of the key partners – the ‘O’ in SAOTA – Philip Olmesdahl.
Three-star Michelin chef, Massimo Bottura, wanted the interiors of Torno Sorbito to replicate beachside days reminiscent of Rimini’s coastal playground of the fifties and sixties. In short, fun-filled days indulging in amazing food, drink and ultimate relaxation.
The interiors of Hewlett Packard Enterprises in Dubai are designed to reflect a minimal aesthetic. Designers SAY Studio gave the space creates a warm atmosphere with a nature-inspired colour palette of browns, green and blues, and plenty of wood in the floors, ceilings and interior furnishings.
This SAOTA designed family home in Cape Town has views that would take your breath away – Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, the city of Cape Town,the mountains of the Boland, and the wine lands in the distance. Architecturally, the strongest gesture is the inverted pyramid roof, which creates a series of windows on the upper level.