We’ve launched a design pop-up shop and everything is on sale! The temporary online store is in collaboration with Citymob, previously a group buying site that has recently relaunched as a platform for daily curated sales on exclusive experiences, premium products and hand-selected style.
The designer furniture, fixtures and products are all local, have been curated with the help of décor taste maker Lee-Ann Orton and have had their prices lowered for this limited offer. Lee-Ann says, “Behold rock star product design, classic craftsmanship, traditional with a twist and ingenious upcycling – all locally conceptualised & crafted by established or up-and-coming designers.”
Take a look:
Self-expression and individuality are the driving forces behind custom WorkPlay Laptop Sleeves by MEbags. These expressive laptop sleeves are created with locally sourced fabrics, industrial felt and genuine leather. The Boitumelo Sewing Project in Hillbrow, Johannesburg house the creative hands behind these lovingly handmade bags. The sophisticated grey exterior gives you the professional flare while the playful inner communicates your individuality.
This quirky sculptural selection by Tanya Laing is part of her new “sootcookie” tableware range, launched at the 2012 Design Indaba. The name, “sootcookie” originates from the Afrikaans meaning, “sweet biscuit”. These hand-finished scalloped or oval platters offer a playful take on the traditional china often found in granny’s cabinets.
BRAK Furniture presents these handmade Wolfgang Muller and Zoe Laband designed units. They are a local furniture design company known for custom-made, retro-inspired pieces and upcycled 70s classics. The first piece supports a flat-screen TV and has three compartments suitable to store DVD machines and decoders, complete with hand-painted wooden sliding doors. Choose any colour from the range for the unit’s hand painted exterior, interior and doors or opt for Walnut melamine doors. The second is crafted from Kiaat wood with a lacquer finish and smoky charcoal interior.
Create a soft glow with August de Wet’s Volume Light – an illuminated jerry can that’s ideal for indoors or outside (and even better in a cluster for additional impact). Besides coloured luminaries, Studio August aims to explore and investigate the medium of light through sculptures, spaces and experiments.
Light up a room and your guests’ faces with this levitating candle holder, named after Marlena from Days of Our Lives. When a candle burns, the mantle moves upwards ever so slightly, measuring time, almost like sands through the hour glass… Joe Paine’s innovative inventions are born through modernist ideals which transform into handsome or handy thought pieces.
This round, wall mountable mirror by Liam Mooney has a cast shadow in black Perspex. Mooney, one of the founding members of Whatiftheworld / Design Studio is a renowned product designer whose work’s been exhibited extensively around the world. Not only is Mooney responsible for promoting the work of young designers in South Africa, but he’s also won the best lighting designer of the year award in 2008. This Cape Town made, signature range item with its shadow illusion will be a quirky addition to anyone’s home.
The sale ends in 26 days. Get in on the shopping HERE.