Legendary Italian furniture brand, De Padova is now available in SA at the furniture store Generation in Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg. Generation’s owner Julia Day says De Padova’s pieces are timeless with their understated comfort, ease and essence of true design. SA Home Owner spoke to Julia about what inspired her to bring this irresistible brand into the country.
SodaStream’s Help Free the World from Bottles campaign is making serious headway in educating people about going green by offering an alternative to plastic bottle and can consumption. Plastic bottles do not decompose and simply add to plastic waste in the world – it is estimated that 141-billion bottles and cans are not recycled every year.
Feast your eyes upon the exquisite Romero Britto Collectibles collection recently launched in South Africa. A modern day pop culture phenomenon, Brazilian native Romero Britto, has created contemporary masterpieces with his vivid colors, bold patterns and his continuous message of hope.
SA Home Owner is mad about Dutch design label Droog, one of the biggest names in Dutch design. Their exciting products, consisting of lighting and furniture, are imported by Label Orange, the one-stop agent for contemporary Dutch lifestyle brands in South Africa
Generations of people know that a hot water bottle is a simple way to stay warm. With its soft skin and unique aesthetics, this one becomes too beautiful to hide. “The sensorial and visual qualities of this hot water bottle completely change the role it plays in a room. From something that is often hidden, it is now an object you don’t want to put away,” says co-founder and director of Droog, Renny Ramakers
After the successful launch of their upcycled work and kitchen benches made from wooden pallets, Jasper & George have created a range of colourful tables, bookshelves and display cabinets on wheels. The wood is naturally aged and has lots of character
Two key words in decor this autumn are ‘tactile’ and ‘textures’. To bring this to life, Coricraft has launched its Cultural Fusion range, a mix of decor accessories that would work well in any household because of the melting pot of worldly items that were chosen.
In 1935 George Carwadine developed a spring for the automotive industry that could move easily in every direction and yet still remain rigid when set in position. This became the basis of the 1227 Task Lamp. Produced by acclaimed UK manufacturer, Anglepoise since 1935 the desk light has become a global design icon
After the successful launch of mywalltattoos.com’s blackboard range, the company has taken the design concept even further and have created wall tattoos which are not only pretty, but useful as well. The functional wall tattoos feature a hopscotch tattoo, a quirky clothes rail and five different growth charts
Parkhurst shop enthusiasts will be familiar with the charming store l’Emile et Son, located on 4th Avenue. Owned by good friends Sonia Zocchi-Dommann and Emile Pasqualle, and officially established in 2010, it’s chock full of homeware including the charming James Doorman, Boskke Sky Planter and Wall Candy Cupcake Chalkboard
Dull weather getting you down? Skinny laMinx’s new floral-inspired fabric collection Flower Dreams, is guaranteed to lift your mood. Designer and illustrator Heather Moore has used a sophisticated and feminine palette of pinks, plums, lemons and humbugs that make up Flower Dreams