Life is frenetic and if we’re not deliberate about it, we often forget to seek out those necessary moments of contemplation. Design Joburg’s creative directors Andrea Kleinloog and Megan Hesse – of Anatomy Design and HK Studio – know this better than most. With this idea in mind, they found inspiration in the stirring creativity of Japanese flower artist Makoto Azuma and his recent installations for renowned fashion designer Dries Van Noten.
The main presentation at this year’s Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, will be a take on a ‘modern conservatory’. Andrea and Megan wanted to create an experiential feature that would cause expo visitors to pause and gently absorb the beauty of a calming and restorative space.
Working with Johannesburg-based startup Botanicus, a boutique flower studio, the conservatory will also host Anatomy Design’s latest furniture collection. The new range is epitomised by a focus on materiality and contrast, and is brought to life by the team’s investigation and development of new materials such as Corian surfacing, which is used alongside timeless steel, timber and brass detailing.
Anatomy Design’s latest offering of desaturated linens and cottons, together with a new ceramic furniture range in shades of volcanic black, will stand in contrast to the bold colour and organic forms of the Botanicus blooms. The floral studio will also be selling freshly cut, arranged and wrapped sprays for visitors to take home,as well as other botanical-inspired products.
Join Design Joburg 2017 in Sandton for the all-new decor and design fair on 12-14 May. Find out more, here.