Editor's Letter


There’s more to the change of season than just a drop in temperature and breaking the knitwear out of summer hibernation – it’s when our interiors need to adapt to a new set of requirements. Think layered, nuanced spaces geared toward a sense of warmth and cosiness popularised by the Danish hygge movement.

Some like it quiet and comforting, such as SMITH Gallery founder Candace Marshall-Smith, who sensitively updated her late-Modernist home at the foot of Table Mountain, and designer Sandra Nunnerley, who took a plush approach to an all-American beach house. Others, such as Studio Dimore and Cécile & Boyd, take a more cocooning angle, as seen in the enveloping apartment of Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 and the South African designers’ earthy-toned outpost in London.

Speaking of comfort zones, we got out of ours at the 2020 Design Indaba, which marks the 25th year of the country’s foremost design and innovation forum. As always, the all-star lineup didn’t disappoint, from edge-of-cool multidisciplinary studio Neri&Hu to industry-defining architect Jeanne Gang, and we got the lowdown on how design is going to shape not just our lives but the future of mankind.

Welcome to the autumn style issue.



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