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Design Showcase
Every apartment-style suite at Stock Exchange features a host of designs by well-known local designers: The striking wallpaper, called Cape Town Weave, is a design by Fabricnation for Robin Sprong, matched with a strip paint effect by Tess Metcalf. P
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No15 Scent Of The Wild
Wild Olive Artisans’ philosophy is to offer customers 100% natural cosmetics and perfumes that assist in preserving their health and beauty for as long as possible. These products are inspired by traditional African remedies and indigenous botanicals
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No18 Hot Commodity
The annual Design Foundation Awards recognise the industry’s top achievers in design, manufacture, commercial success and innovation. Each of the seven categories is sponsored by a supporter of local talent, and this year VISI was the proud sponsor o
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Nat Ural Law
Made up of private concessions, Sabi Sand Game Reserve is the undisputed sharp edge of safari in South Africa. It offers almost-guaranteed up-close encounters with leopards, lions and other predators. With the opening of Tengile River Lodge (“tengile
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No19 Shaping Up
M More than a skater, a shaper, an artist and a photographer, Kent Lingeveldt is also an inspirational figure in a growing community of people – those picking up a board for the first time as well as those finally getting back on one. You’ve been sh
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Editor’s Letter
EVERY YEAR, ROUND ABOUT MID MAY I dig out my plush floral velvet tablecloth and cover my very sleek Gregor Jenkin metal table with it. Sorry, Gregor, but it is the only way I can make it through winter. The full-blown roses and peonies, stripy tulips
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No/20 Art Of The Home
Through collage, printmaking and video, Sitaara Stodel’s experimental solo exhibition for SMITH gallery at Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019 reflected her experience of domestic spaces and the role of movement and settledness, not only in the exhibiti
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Contributors
What is your favourite space at home in winter? My couch, with a good movie and a glass of red wine. Which city in the world would you most like to visit in winter? Norway. I’d love to snow-shoe through the icy forests and sleep under a dome, observ
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No2 Art Meets Design
Kartell has been nurturing an ongoing dialogue between art and design for more than 70 years. Its exhibition “The Art Side of Kartell” wound through 11 rooms in the Palazzo Reale, each characterised by an identity acquired from the combination of mem
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Real Style Icons
With their pleasing curves and vintage colours, appliances in the Smeg ’50s Style Retro product line have changed the way we look at fridges, washing machines and dishwashers. Standard appliances may seem positively bland in comparison. The Smeg rang
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No4 Instagrammable Art
Being a somewhat devoted (but unable-to-quote-character-dialogue) sci-fi fan, I was instantly drawn to the Instagram visuals of humans frolicking in some futuristic museum space with lights and sensory projections that reacted to movement and sound.
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No/22 Into The Light
When the Gaiduk family bought Quoin Rock in 2012, the first order of business was to focus on the wines. Denis Gaiduk, son of the owner and MD, spent four years working with a new team to replant vineyards and modernise the cellar. Eager for the venu
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#readerlove
We received a record number of pics sharing VISI’s 100th collector’s edition Enjoying the latest issue just as much? We’d love to see your snaps on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Remember to tag us so we don’t miss it! :-) Get to stay in bed with t
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No5 High Fidelity
His love of “basic geometry” informed the novel design, says Michael Anastassiades about the convention-bending Beosound Edge speaker he designed for Bang & Olufsen. The coin-like speaker can be rolled on its base a few degrees to either side to cont
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When An Architect Dies
About seven years ago, when my wife and I were expecting our first child, my in-laws suggested to us that we move into their house. We decided to turn some of the additions into a garden cottage, which they now live in, and we moved into the main hou
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No3 Travel By Design
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades is a limited-edition 45-piece collection of meticulously crafted travel-inspired pieces that pay homage to iconic LV designs. Since 2012, renowned designers have been invited to imagine innovative functional furniture and
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No/25 Stories Of The San
Opened on Heritage Day, 24 September 2018, the Heritage Centre at !Khwa ttu is an exciting new museum that tells the story of the San people “in their own words”. The building is called The Way of The San. Some of the themes explored in the various e
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The House At The Edge Of The Forest
It sat at the edge of a forest, a squat, ordinary house made beautiful by love. Behind the house, just beyond the chicken coop and the vegetable garden, a thick carpet of pine needles nudged the fence, an introduction of sorts to the forest itself. S
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No6 Join The Resistance
In the past, having a child or a pet in the home invariably meant a compromise – or just plain sacrifice – in your upholstery choices. Well, not any more. Trusted local supplier Home Fabrics has introduced FibreGuard fabrics, a range of quality home-
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No/26 Tastes Like Home
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen first visited Tswalu Kalahari in the Northern Cape in 2016. What struck him was the nothingness, which he experienced even more profoundly when contrasted with the sensory saturation of the Cote d’Azur, where his restau
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A House With Good Vibes
I grew up with the legend of how my parents found our house. The story went that they were buying a cabinet at a second-hand shop when they heard that the former owners of the cabinet were selling their house in Melville. They saw the house and “it h
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No/27 Back To Nature
As consumers are becoming more health- and environmentally conscious, more wineries are responding to the demand for wines that are sustainably, ethically and organically produced. Farming organically means not using any chemically synthesised produc
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The Love Language Of The Taj Mahal
A symbol of love and adulation that emerged from grief and heartache as he laid his beloved to rest. The story of two lovers, an emperor and empress, and his wish to preserve her legacy in one of the most exquisite architectural structures in the wor
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No9 Full Steam Ahead
Ebert Otto is a man of many trades. First, he put his BCom Entrepreneurship degree to use by starting a hazardous-waste-management business, then he obtained a diploma in motor mechanics, and then he became an industrial engineer. Late one night, whi
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No/28 Tackling Tokyo
The colourful Shibuya district is everything the movie Lost in Translation made it out to be… and more. It prides itself on offering some of the best nightlife in Tokyo – karaoke, arcades, clubbing, shopping and restaurants. Its position on the Yaman
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