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South African Jewellery brand Black Betty opens new flagship store designed by Weix Studio

The new head office and flagship studio in Cape Town captures the timeless essence of the brand through the interiors

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By House & Garden South Africa | June 30, 2022 | Design

Cape Town based interior specialists, Weix Studio was appointed to design and curate the interior at the new Black Betty HQ and the space speaks for itself. Owner of Weix Studio Klaudia Weixelbaumer says that the brief from Black Betty owner, and her sister, Kristin Weixelbaumer was to showcase the essence of the brand through the interiors. “The words Kristin used were badass, powerful, soulful, shiny AF, memorable, and beautiful - I mean, does a brief get any better than that?” says Klaudia.

Photo: Cass Collett

“I really wanted the interior to be captivating, exciting and to incorporate Black Betty’s signature palette (black, white and gold) while still allowing the jewellery to be centre stage. I feel this has really been brought to life and the most beautiful and perfect stage has been created to showcase Black Betty’s jewels”, says Kristin.

With this in mind, Weix Studio focused on making almost everything about this project bespoke and unique, from the hand painted gold wall by Conscious Colour, the layered, opulent chandeliers by Jacques Erasmus, hand sculpted torsos and hands by Unplinthed as well as the cabinets by Hot Orange, to name but a few. Everything is carefully designed to be as practical and glamorous, with a deeply Black Betty edge - a golden wall with a geometric curve staircase is proof of this.

Photo: Juliette Bisset

“They say a project is only as good as the client is brave, and lucky are we that Kristin is fearless. She trusted us - possibly because we’re family - to push the boat out and try to avoid “off-the-shelf décor,” says Klaudia.

Kristin Weixelbaumer says that she grew up in an incredibly creative family with interiors and architecture being central to their family culture. Weix Studio (previously known as Weixelbaumer Design) is a family business specialising in residential, commercial and retail interiors, with a strong focus on bespoke design.

Photograph: Cass Collett
Photograph: Juliette Bisset
Photograph: Cass Collet

To see more of Black Betty’s offering, which includes a store in Seapoint and Parkhurst, Johannesburg, check out the brand Instagram: @blackbettydesign.