Cape Chair: A modern heirloom emerges

The talented design duo, and celebrated Design Joburg creative direction alumni, of Greg Gamble and Philippe van der Merwe are celebrating more than 20 years of their Tonic design brand. Besides their covetable interiors they’re also a pair of furniture designers to be reckoned with.

Recently unveiled at DJC Summer Edition, their Cape (dining) Chair is being pitched as a contemporary collector’s piece, and the Design Joburg team are very much in agreement. Whilst inspired by the classics, this dining chair is unquestionably modern in its execution and gets our praise for its subtle yet elegant form that nods to local heritage.

There is also talk of more pieces to come (an armchair, for one). If you’re heading to Kramerville for some design inspiration (or a festive shopping spree) then be sure to pop into Tonic’s showroom for their Peter Eastman art exhibition.

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