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October 2, 2019

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.

Malan Vorster Architecture & Interior Design

Malan Vorster is an architecture practise that, with a strong focus on design, provides an integrated service encompassing master planning, architecture, interior architecture, construction supervision and interior design. This jack-of-all trades approach allows them to work intimately with their clients vision, whilst ensuring their work is impressively cohesive across projects. Malan Vorster are about luxury quality and integrating the building with it’s natural surroundings as well as seamlessly connecting the interior to the exterior. Above is the Kloof Road Clifton Residence, which illustrates this principle. This house has something unusual for the area it’s in; it was designed to be visible from the sidewalk. The idea behind this was to contribute to the neighborhood’s aesthetic, rather than take away from it.

Continuing the Kloof Road Clifton Residence, the above image is of the kitchen area in this 2016 project. This kitchen has a direct connection to  Malan Vorster have used a series of Shadows suspension lamps hanging over the central wooden island. These are paired perfectly with four About A Stool 39s, upholstered in their choice of sierra leather.

Tree House Constantia

This project was designed as a secluded bachelor pad, and is spatially organised around a modern interpretation of the Cape Werf. Handcraft from timber and steel, this marvel of engineering is designed to simultaneously blend into its leafy surroundings, while clearing a space for ergonomic habitation. The pin-wheel layout and vertical design allows for maximised views from the highest level. Malan Vorster elevated the interior of this already stunning project by accenting the kitchen and living room with Tom Dixon accessories, such as the Form Bowls and Plum Cocktail Shaker. All images for Malan Vorster captured by Adam Letch.

New in the Créma Showroom

Strand Pendant Collection – Muuto
The Strand Pendant Lamp is made with soft, playful forms for a truly modern expression. The design provides both direct lighting and diffused lighting, the former through its top and bottom opening. The design is made from a sprayed cocoon material that consists of tiny strands for a complex, intriguing structure that, paired with its modern form, gives the Strand Pendant Lamp a cloud-like aesthetic. Available in various sizes with two different silhouette designs; closed or open.
Light Bell – FLOS
Designed by Piero Lissoni, Light Bell is a suspended general lighting luminaire for indoor areas. An upgraded industrial chic light – first think high bay, then think again because the Light Bell is not a warehouse fixture. Proportion, exquisite finish and a clear purpose ring true in this fashionable spin on the practical icon.

Last month, we had the opportunity to capture the gorgeous clothing of AKJP Studios in our showroom. While we’re always working with numerous international designers, we always jump at the opportunity to work with local institutions that we’re obsessed with – and good friends with too! Click here to see some of the images from our shoot, shot by Andrea Loupis and styled by our own Daniel Boraine.