The Stratford apartment was a new complex build in 2018. The design is contemporary, with a mix of warm brickwork and painted plaster surfaces. However, the interiors are clean, white, and simple - a good starting point to design furniture for.
StudioMIC designed homely, comfortable furniture with a contemporary aesthetic. Utilising mixed materials to create visual comfort while retaining a sophisticated contemporary style, the use of oak wood, Caesarstone surfaces, matte black steel, and hints of colour in the form of contemporary South African artworks hung on the walls, came together to create a livable and pleasurable space.
The furniture created for the space include a large modular sofa, ‘Stratford Sofa’, a Caesarstone surface coffee table called ‘Robusta’ from our ‘Crema Range’, our modular shelving system ‘Novela’, a Queen size bed, pedestals and headboard with a natural wood feel as well as some other smaller items to add volume and character.
The space was also complimented by wooden flooring one of the rooms, giving it a softer, warmer feel set against the ultra-minimal, stark black USM furniture from Switzerland. Other areas boasted a traditional Transvaal Riempie-bunk set behind a custom Oregon Pine and Steel coffee table. Black Eames dining chairs with wooden legs set around the dining table with our Stratford Stools adjacent to the bar and kitchen counter of the open plan kitchen. The art hung provided colour and energy, giving repose to the formality of the minimal and clean-lined furniture and interior.
Adoption of this furniture was also seen at 100% Design at Decorex 2018, were we exhibited opposite the 100% Cafe.