06 Aug JWT Cape Town’s New Office Space Celebrates Local Design
To coincide with the year that JWT celebrates its 150th anniversary around the globe, the JWT Cape Town team have moved into a brand new office space in the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre in De Waterkant, Greenpoint.
A natural expression of JWT Cape Town’s vision of celebrating the country’s indigenous design and craftsmanship, Salt & Pepper Design were tasked to draw upon the abundance of South African talents when developing the new space.
“The brief was to keep the interior light and calm, muted in tone and texture, establishing an environment where creativity can take centre-stage, infused by the city and tremendous culture surrounding it,” says Belinda Mallitte of S&P Design. From boardroom tables by Gregor Jenkin, feature lights by David Krynauw, seating by Wiid Design and a mural by Atang Tshikare – all of the interior design elements have been crafted by local designers.
Aware that when you work in the creative sector it isn’t a 9-5 job, JWT Cape Town aim to create and support a culture where delivering the work and experiencing life can merge as one. “That’s why it was critical that we reflected this in both the location and design of the space we moved into,” says Executive Creative Director Jonathan Lang. “Being in the Cape Quarter gives us access to the fantastic opportunities Cape Town offers. The agency has a panoramic view of Signal Hill, Lions Head, Table Mountain and Devils Peak. We have carefully considered breakaway areas for meetings and brainstorming sessions both inside and outside on our garden balcony, as well. It’s a design approach that allows people to innovate and ideas to be liberated.”
Photographs by Michelle Hibbert.