A handful of our favourite stores have recently opened brand-new showrooms, making it even easier to shop their offerings. If you're in the market for some fresh homeware or even a bit of straight-up inspiration, these three top picks are not to be missed.
Originally Green Elephant Collective, Design Store
is a rebranded online store rather than a physical one, giving customers the chance to easily browse hundreds of meticulously curated homeware products and accessories. Each piece is firmly rooted in South Africa and designed by well-known local talents including James Mudge, Douglas & Douglas, Skinny laMinx and David Krynauw.
Photograph: Sunel Haasbroek. Styling: Lizanne Visser
Hardwood, wooden flooring and composite decking specialists Zimbo's Trading
has opened a new showroom in easily-accessible Umhlanga. With a number of display boards that neatly showcase a wide variety of options and a mezzanine area that stocks Loba and Wakol products, Zimbo's new showroom has every solution for wood-based flooring.
Photograph: Ian Damerell Photography
Housed in a heritage building in Chelsea Village, Hertex's
new showroom honours the historical elements of its location with interiors that are an innovative mix of industrial materials and a traditional Victorian aesthetic. In the space, a selection of Hertex's beautiful Haus homeware collection and trusted fabric offerings take centre stage.