Space Quest

Industrial metallics, cosmic motifs and bold geometric contrasts create a high-glam update on classic populuxe themes. Guest stylist and decorator Dean van Aswegen shows us how it’s done.

‘Combine bold visual elements, such as oversized furniture pieces, mixed metals and contrasting linears for a glam finish’ – Dean van Aswegen

Shape Shifters

A balanced interplay between rigorously geometric and flowing organic shapes creates an out-of-this-world look.

From top, left to right: Gallotti & Radice ‘Isola’ Bookshelf, R82 000, and Fiam Mirror ‘Ghost’ Chair, R82 320, both Casarredo; ‘Bo’ Sofa upholstered in Pedroso & OsÓrio ‘Fancy’ fabric in Burnt Orange from T & Co fabrics, R49 000, Tonic Design; ‘Golden Moon’ Coffee Table, R46 300, Casarredo; Diesel with Seletti cosmic diner ‘Lunar’ Sugar Jar, R3 000, Generation Design; ‘Meta’ SideTable, R19 000, Tonic Design; Gallotti & Radice ‘Bolle Tavolo 3’ table lamp, R24 450, Casarredo.

Metal State

Accessorise larger pieces in matte black with a mix of burnished metals, including copper, gold and brass.

From top, left to right: Fortuny Studio 76 tripod floor lamp, R75 806.58, Glo Lighting; ‘Hunieza’ Oak Veneer and Steel Dining Table, R23 000, Copper Wire Chairs, R4 950 each, Copper Vessels, from R1 150 each, and Copper Platter, R2 300, all Anatomy Design; ‘Zig’ Brass Bowl, R870, Mezzanine Interiors; Brass Vessel, R495, Anatomy Design; Diesel with Seletti ‘Transmission’ Candlesticks, R1 365 (small) each, R1 690 (medium), R1 910 (large), Generation Design.

Lunar Landing

Large orbs, graphite and gold contrasts, and industrial detailing all work together to create a stellar outer space aesthetic.


From top, left to right: ‘Kroket’ Screen, R110 000, Cougar; ‘Landing’ Server, R60 000, Tonic Design; Artemide ‘Laguna 37’ Table Lamp, R17 500, Tonic Design; black ‘Geometry’ Bowl, R900, and Navy and Gold Vases, R970 each, all Mezzanine Interiors

Production Dean van Aswegen Photographs Karl Rogers