Book title: Style Icons: Top South African Designers & their Interiors
Author: Paul Duncan
Type: Illustrated Book
Publisher: Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2011
ISBN 9781770079380 / ISBN 978-1-77007-938-0
Hardcover, dustjacket, 23x30 cm, 192 pages, throughout photos
Style Icons: Top South African Designers and their Interiors showcases a remarkable, varied collection of places, all of them in southern Africa, and designed and decorated by some tremendously talented South Africans, some of them very well known, others less so, and not all of them decorators either. Their work has been chosen for its peculiar freshness, African-ness and originality. This beautifully illustrated book features 12 people, each with their own inimitable style and approach to design.
This is the first time such a collection has been put together and it provides a unique opportunity to compare them and their work at close quarters and all in one volume. There are city apartments, farmsteads, beach houses, hotels, bush lodges and country estates, some of them historic, most of them new and contemporary. Their decorators are the best this country has to offer. Their interiors are the most inspired.
Style Icons features Stefan Antoni, Charlotte Daneel, Stephen Falcke, Boyd Ferguson, Maira Koutsoudakis, Julian and Trevyn McGowan, Catherine Raphaely, Karen Roos, Michele Throssell, Toni Tollman, Graham Viney and John Jacob Zwiegelaar. In 'sound bites' in their own words, they give voice to their inspirations and influences, their stylistic range, their likes and dislikes, and how they see themselves and their work. This book is a first.