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Venus 7

Cape Town, South Africa

In collaboration with SAOTA, this project is one of exceptional standard and progressive design. As the home is centred around two feature oxidised copper cones, this common material is introduced subtly throughout the home, to create a sense of continuity.

We were asked to take on the Interior Architecture design for a few of the feature spaces in this home. Our design approach was to do justice to the beautiful architectural design, while making each of these spaces feel entirely unique.

The exploration of different materials inspired us to push the boundaries with the forms and shapes that could be created. A curved marble element, pulls you into the Guest Bathroom, layered on top of timbers and stones, the interesting use of concealed light shows off the combination of materials. The Basement Wine Cellar glows when entering, a faceted, concrete boulder serves as a tasting bar, while contrasting with the traditionally shaped storage shelves lining the space. The Spa and Relaxation Area provides a tranquil place for our clients to retreat to, making use of hand selected feature marble slabs, tying these spaces together.

For the interior décor, the clients’ brief was to create the ultimate contemporary palette with a dynamic, ‘ethnic-chic’ beat.

The furnishings is a wide array of established international brands such as Flexform, Cassina, Minotti, Henge and Classicon, contrasted with collector’s pieces from the likes of Sergio Rodriquez and Sergio Meolle, to name a few. Local South African tapestries, textured fabrics and rich artworks weave these pieces all together to create a cohesive design thread throughout the house.

Our bespoke feature lighting in the main living area crowns the double volume space with jewellery-like structures, embellished with oversized, hand-blown glass beads.

Each room has been given a unique and definitive identity through unusual combinations of colours and textures. These understated and stylish pairings create the impression that the interiors have naturally evolved and been accumulated over the years.

Architecture by SAOTA