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HL Preview: Durban’s Douglas & Douglas Brings the Heat To Design Joburg 2019

Wendy Douglas of Douglas & Douglas is one of the designers putting together the inspiring CoLab stands at Design Joburg this year. We chatted to her about what we can expect to see on it.


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Design Joburg 2019 kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday 24 May, and we can’t wait to see what the third iteration of this increasingly trend-setting show has to offer. Plus, House and Leisure is proud to be the media sponsor of the CoLab stand being put together for the show by Wendy Douglas of Douglas & Douglas

Based in Durban, Douglas & Douglas is a design studio that produces furniture and interiors inspired by ‘the soulfulness of Africa’, as Wendy Douglas puts it. She describes Douglas & Douglas interiors as personal, functional spaces that reflect an individual client’s style, and feature a mix of natural materials and textures as well as judiciously used dark colours. 

We’ve featured a number of their interiors in our pages in the past, and are big fans of the brand’s growing oeuvre of product designs – most especially the covetable Rumi Rocker

Besides her own furniture brand Douglas & Douglas, Douglas will be collaborating with outdoor fabrics makers Sunbrella, Wolkberg Casting Studio and Caesarstone to create her unique stand. 

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Designer Wendy Douglas.

5 Minutes With Wendy Douglas 

What is your CoLab feature at Design Joburg going to be focused on? 

A patio space featuring our unique outdoor furniture collection. 

Why have you opted for this concept? 

We believe outdoor living spaces should be just as thrilling as indoor ones. 

How do you feel about trends and how does the African continent contribute to design? 

Everything we create is inspired by Africa… its people and landscape. 

What’s your dream interior design project? 

A lodge on Sri Lanka’s south coast.

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The Design Joburg 2019 Details

This year’s Design Joburg show is on from 24-26 May 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng. For tickets and more info, visit

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