“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]
A designer featured in the catalogues of practically every brand we sell for, Jaime Hayon is indeed a modern icon of the industry. Continuing on our mission to spread the word on the fantastic designers we sell for, keep reading for a insight into the life and mind of Jaime Hayon. [read more]
This First Thursday we will celebrate the official party in style at the Crema Design Pop-Up store. You’re invited to join us for a night of music, food and drink amongst some of the our most luxurious and iconic brands. A live performance from Mx Blouse – a rising star performer who mixes electronic music with kwaito infused hip-hop – will easily be your highlight of this month’s First Thursday. [read more]
We are ecstatic to announce that for the whole of March and February, Créma Design will be displaying a pop-up showroom at 99 Juta Street, in Braamfonetein, Johannesburg. The official party for the party takes place on the 7th of March, running from 6pm until after 9pm. There will be drinks, snacks and a live hip-hop infused, gender and genre blending performance from local performer Mx Blouse. This is an essential stop off for your First Thursday experience – trust.
For us, this will be an opportunity to showcase yet unseen lighting designs by acclaimed British designer Tom Dixon whose current love affair with black is both rigorous and timeless – even a little fetishistic.
Drawing viewers out of the light and into the shadows, this nuanced altar of black design pieces from lacquered and glossy to honed and perforated is destined to titillate. This seductive line up will include Dixon’s Melt and Cut Pendants as well as ‘Copper Shades’ in a new black finish – with Boom and Bell table lamps all arranged and displayed in trailblazing curatorial style.
Visitors can expect a Salone del Mobile calibre installation that takes Art Deco minimalism and spikes it with a modern Eastern aesthetic. This dark and dramatic cast will be presented against a backdrop of graphic marbleized monochromatic wallpaper, and a showstopper architectural staircase.
Besides evocative lighting displays there will also be a curated exhibit of other desirable lighting and furniture pieces, inspired by Dixon’s insatiable bent for black – these will be pulled from a number of leading brands within our catalogue including Muuto, Diesel, &Tradition, Lee Broom, HAY, Gubi and FLOS.
Flos has a reputation for excellent and groundbreaking product design, owed largely to their penchant for collaborating with some of the world’s finest and most talented designers. One of these is Nendo, a design firm by Oki Sato. Based in Milan, Nendo is responsible for a broad range of different design branches. In the interior world, and specifically their work with Flos, they are most well known for the Sawaru and the Gaku table or floor lights. These two unique lights blur the line between accessory and light, pushing the inherent definitions used in product design. Read Oki Sato’s interview with Flos here.