This is always such an exciting time of year; projects are in full swing and creative juices are flowing. The most inspiring part of our business is our clients and being involved in their vision. Below we shine the spotlight on design gurus Pieter Malan and Jan-Heyn Vorster of Malan Vorster, through taking a look at two of their award winning projects.
Another exciting part of our jobs is when new products are released; we’ve just welcomed two jaw-dropping additions to the showroom – Gubi’s 9602 floor lamp, and Lee Broom’s Eclipse pendant. Always much better in the flesh, so please pop into our showroom to see them for yourselves.
At CRÉMA we are passionate about South African design too; we think our products mix well with local furniture, lighting and fashion! We recently had the talented Andrea Loupis shoot some of our showroom pieces being used by models wearing AKJP clothing, the results are fantastic.
At Créma, we create a connection between local interior designers or architects and international furniture and lighting brands – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Despite this, we are always on the lookout to work with local designers and companies. AKJP Studios is one of these companies, and while they’ve been personal favourites of ours for years now, we were incredibly excited to recently have our first opportunity to shoot with a selection of their fine clothes and accessories. [read more]
Konstantin Grcic was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1991 be set up his own office in Munich, and today Konstantin Grcic Design is based out of Berlin. The office is active in numerous fields ranging from industrial design projects, exhibition design to architectural collaborations. [read more]
“There’s an old saying,” says Los Angeles–based interior designer Oliver Furth. “‘Buy the best and you only cry once.’” He tells clients he’s a believer in investing in furniture of quality, that “those pieces will last and can come with you to another home or another chapter in your life.” [read more]
At Crema, we are proud to have introduced a multitude of internationally acclaimed design brands to a South Africa audience. Over the years, we have connected our clients to some of the world’s finest producers of luxury lighting, furniture and accessories. Now continuing on this mission, we are ecstatic to announce the latest addition to our curated selection, PARACHILNA. [read more]
Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll, better known as Anderssen & Voll, take a pragmatic approach to their designs. The Oslo-based duo want to create products that will last a lifetime in their function and aesthetic. They have designed the Oslo series, the Framed mirrors, the Five pouf series, the Compose sofa and the Connect modular sofa. Here, they talk about their approach to design and their Outline and Rest sofa series for the Danish manufacturer Muuto. [read more]
Our range of in-stock accessories and table lamps make perfect Mother’s Day gifts, so this year we’ve compiled a list of accessories we have available for immediate purchase, for your convenience. On this list you’ll see brand new items as well as old. We believe that the best gifts are those with a story behind them, and those with great attention to love and attention during the construction process. All of them are available for delivery or collection from our Woodstock showroom.
Rather than just another five-day exhibition at Salone de Mobile, this year designer Tom Dixon decided to make his mark on Milan a little more permanent. His Design Research Studio created The Manzoni, a restaurant that doubles as a showroom. Incorporating Dixon’s three new collections, The Manzoni—named for its location at 5 Via Manzoni—elevates the products from simply being on display to functioning in an active environment. The 100-cover, 5,000-square-foot restaurant will officially open to the public in May – however it has enjoyed great popularity during Milan 2019 as a destination to check out Tom Dixon’s latest. Interestingly enough, the bathroom became the most instagram’d spot of the entire event! [read more]