Balance, rationality and simplicity are arguably the cornerstones of a successfully expressed home, both in its architectural build and in its interior appointment. These elements are used strongly in the renovation of this Cape Town home, where a seamless union between the natural and free-flowing and the rationality between man-made architecture is the powerful result of architect Antonio Zaninovic. When it came to the interiors, Antonio teamed up with Tonic Design cofounder Philippe van der Merwe, who used natural materials extensively, from walnut and marble to glass and concrete. The pared-back yet effortlessly soigné approach is reminiscent of mid-century sensibilities but completely timeless.
Replicate this calm balance between structure and interior using Dutch modernist and vintage Brazilian pieces with the products below.
1. Bronze sidetables from Christian Liagre, price on request.
2. ‘Simple’ pedestal from Tonic Design, R6 100.
3. Oluce ‘Atollo’ table lamp from Créma Design, R13 000.
4. ‘Heirloom Emerald’ rug from SHF, R10 995.
5. ‘Aero’ occasional chair from Weylandts, R18 995.
6. ‘Monsanto’ bench with walnut base from Tonic Design, R21 000.
7. Forenza ‘Cotton Velvet’ fabric in Neptune from Romo South Africa, R2 308.50.
8. ‘Legal Advisor 1993’ silkscreen from Norman Catherine, price on request.
9. Cherner armchair from Créma Design, R30 780.
10. ‘194 9’ marble service table from Cassina, price on request.
Photographs Elsa Young