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Greg Gamble and Philippe van der Merwe, co-owners of Tonic, have been appointed as Creative Directors of Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View for 2019 This dynamic design duo’s role will spearhead the creation of the show's new features and deisgn elements.
Tonic are an interior-architectural design studio specialised in designing custom and limited edition product and furniture, as well as showcasing a selected range of imported product and contemporary fine art pieces. An ongoing fascination with the design of furniture is at the core of what they do. The modern sophistication of their work is the result of an unorthodox approach towards materials, an emphasis on technical precision and a return to traditional construction techniques and refined craftmanship.
As part of the Creative Direction for the show, Sumari Krige, one of SA’s most prominent interior designers and owner of Rooms on View, will assist in the creative feel for the show. Her La Grange Interiors décor and furniture store was founded in 1996 and has become a major influencer on local style.
Her impact on SA’s décor landscape means she’s well placed as one of the creative forces behind the Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View brand. Sumari’s style-icon status makes her an invaluable part of the show’s visionary team.