Over the years, Caesarstone has worked with some of the world’s leading designers to produce award-winning furniture, having previously partnered with the likes of Jaime Hayón, Tom Dixon and Sebastian Herkner. Recently, the brand set its sights on South Africa to launch Caesarstone Concepts. Three influential local designers were called upon to incorporate Caesarstone products into furniture concepts, and their beautiful contributions were unveiled at this year’s 100% Design South Africa fair. Using this functional surface as an invitation to create magic, Dokter and Misses, Weylandts and Gregor Jenkin Studio presented new designs.
Dokter and Misses
If it’s produced by Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin, the husband-wife duo behind Dokter and Misses, it’s bound to be desirable and very, very cool. The multidisciplinary design studio is known for its ultra-modern furniture, lighting and a diverse range of products with a boldly upbeat energy. Using Caesarstone in an array of shades, Dokter and Misses have created a new take on the low zigzag table from their Bloc Model series, a reimagining of a dining table from their current Foreva xxx collection and an artful series of standing and desk lights that contrast heavy stone with delicate glass.
Familiar names in the design world, Chris and Anna Weylandt are the father and daughter team behind Weylandts. They love juxtaposing textures, pointing out that ‘the resulting tension forms the path to new ideas’. Combining Caesarstone’s versatility with the contemporary lines that characterise Weylandts’ unique style, their range, Convivium, is a feast of texture. From the classic Luna drinks cabinet to the trio of sure-footed side tables, the simple, slick contours emphasise the marble-esque texture of Caesarstone, paired with raw wood and steel.
Gregor Jenkin Studio
‘I have developed, and hope to continue developing, a language of furniture making and product design that is in my own way South African,’ says Gregor Jenkin. His studio functions as a kind of engineering environment that produces thought-provoking, functional objects that are highly sought-after around the world. Incorporating Caesarstone’s Rugged Concrete quartz surface into his signature language, the designer has created an elegant table suitable for the outdoors.
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