The June 2017 edition of House and Leisure is now on shelves, and it’s a special one. Edited by founders of The Guild Group, Trevyn and Julian McGowan, this issue is jam-packed with trailblazing local creatives, innovative design and beautifully curated spaces. From established designers to the new kids on the block, exciting collaborations and a showcase of one of the most important design cities in the world, read on for a sneak peek inside the #HLDesignIssue.
1. guest-edited by two influential players in the global art world
As founders of The Guild Group, the foremost platform for contemporary design in Africa, Trevyn and Julian McGowan have their fingers on the pulse of the continent’s art scene. With their help, the #HLDesignIssue spotlights unique voices, offers diverse design viewpoints and showcases homes where every piece of furniture has collector status.
2. a serious piece of work
In this month’s Curate feature, Trevyn and Julian offer a personal perpective on how to bring collectible design into the home setting. From ceramics to art and furniture, learn how to decorate your house with the work of some of South Africa’s most important designers. Page 24 is where you’ll discover how give your space the wow factor in a way that celebrates local creativity.
3. designers on the rise
For the freshest South African design talent, look no further than our feature on four newcomers who are making waves with their design-forward creations. Read the full story from page 34 onwards.
4. the future is female
The migration to Cape Town’s V&A Silo district is being led by pioneering women whose innovative offerings are setting the scene for a new vision. On page 38, we talk inspiration and the importance of female leadership with the nine women who are leading us to a new design era.
5. the dream teams of SA
As collaborations gain popularity in today’s creative circles, a trio of homegrown partnerships show the impact that such pairings can have on global design. Turn to page 44 to read what designers such as Lionel Smit, Pichulik and The Haas Brothers have to say about their collaborations and what came from them.
6. heroes of design
Through their distinctive and arresting work, which ranges from iconic furniture to coveted ceramics, we salute the design heroes who are creating a uniquely African aesthetic. Browse the story – starting on page 48 – to learn about the top-notch talents everyone is talking about, both locally and abroad.
7. homes with an eye for design
For a glimpse into some of the most curated abodes in the world, turn to our focus on homes: from a house in Fresnaye that reflects a global sensibility and finely tuned aesthetic (page 62) and the colourful Italian home of Patrizia Moroso, owner and creative director of furniture manufacturer Moroso (page 70) to Karen Roos’ simply authentic house at Babylonstoren (page 78) and the Guatemala City home of Rodman Primack, chief creative officer of Design Miami and partner Rudy Weissenberg, a real-estate developer (page 86).
8. a gold touch
Tulbagh’s Twee Jonge Gezellen estate, the home of Krone MCC, has been given a modern makeover that respects the farm’s rich history, and includes standout features like a circular bronze bar created by furniture designer Gregor Jenkin and Charles Haupt of Bronze Age. See more on page 94.
9. a garden like no other
On page 100, we discover that there’s more to Boschendal wine estate’s gardens than its lush greenery and charming surroundings. Adding elements of surprise, discovery and delight to the visitor experience at the iconic winelands estate in the Western Cape is the recently launched sculpture garden, showcasing the work of notable South African artists.
10. travel to a prominent design city
Explore the secrets of Milan and how to best navigate it in this month’s travel story on page 106. The site of the Salone del Mobile, a furniture fair that takes place during Milan Design Week every year, this global fashion and design capital lures anyone who loves the beautiful things in life.
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