Introducing the 2020 CoLab designers...

We are thrilled to announce the Class of 2020 CoLab designers. Design Joburg’s CoLabs are a name in their own right and stand for all that the show promotes - collaboration and a meeting of minds across the industry. This year the CoLabs feature trailblazing designers and architects creating room sets in their own signature styles.

Roxanne Ferreira of Arrange Studio

Creating a home office for her CoLab presentation for our 2020 show, Arrange Studio’s Roxanne Ferreira will focus on the multi-functionality of this more than ever appealing home space, whilst conveying the need for, and appeal of, investment pieces. Besides using well known global brands she also focuses on premium local design, fusing these to create layered interiors that are exceptional.

Envy & Co

Envy & Co is represented by dynamic Cape Town based duo Jaco Janse van Rensburg and Kay Abrahams, who are set to inject some showstopping originality to the 2020 show. Their multi-disciplined studio offers a boutique design consultancy with work ranging from luxurious retail spaces, family homes, ad agencies, and even a diamond museum.  Recognised for their unique collaborations on both interior projects, as well as their own luxury product line, visitors can expect an anything but impartial experience from this one-of-a-kind design team.

Metaphor Design

Metaphor Design is a Johannesburg studio headed up by the talented Lane Reeves. Working on projects of varying sizes Lane’s approach is noticeably holistic. She works both economic and environmentally sound aspects into her projects, creating spaces that are not just gorgeous, practical and comfortable but essentially encapsulate what her clients are all about. This approach is very collaborative, weaving her style with her client’s needs and expectations. Lane is a strong advocate of buying local and works closely with local designers and crafters on her array of stylish and original residential projects.

Blaque Pearl Lifestyle

Whilst offering a fully integrated interior, décor and design service, Blaque Pearl is known for their up-cycling and repurposing, but also for mixing it up with unique furniture and eye-catching art. Zimkita Sidumo and Siyabesho Thutha have a distinct style that is both imaginative and visually spectacular. This uniqueness has been injected into many of their impressive residential and commercial projects across the country. With Gauteng as home, visitors can expect an authentic South African inspired CoLab feature from this energetic team.

Make Studio

Make Studio is a Cape Town based architectural and interior design practice with an impressive portfolio of apartments, private homes, boutique hotels and residential developments. The Make Studio CoLab at this year’s show is headed by the passionate and talented Lauren Bolis, a partner in the company. Featuring a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ type bathroom installation, connected by a stylish antechamber, the stand will showcase the studio’s brand new bathroom collection entitled Hydrous. Created in partnership with Cannata’s Dialogue Room, the CoLab will present visitors with ground-breaking marble and granite products – as a poetic ode to stone.



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