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Visi VISI 108

Visi is a celebration of living well. It is committed to bringing readers the best of South African design, decor and architecture, together with the latest international trends. The innovative magazine prides itself on quality and integrity in design and editorial content. Readers enjoy news about today’s decor and design trends, new products and ideas, as well as features on South Africa’s most beautiful homes and spaces.

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2 min.
ed's letter

So. Quite a lot has happened since the last issue of VISI. That one was made pre-lockdown. The issue that you’re holding in your hand, however, was created without any of the VISI team being in the same building. Not that you can tell, right? In terms of production, it was completely doable – and in terms of quality, I think we’ve put together an issue that would make its predecessors nod in appreciation. Which all points to one of the trends that has been on the lips (and in the tweets) of modern soothsayers: “Our enforced isolation shows that the work environment has changed forever, and that we can look forward to a future where we spend much of our time working from home.” This sentiment is often conveyed as a…

1 min.
contributors

MOHALE MASHIGO, STORYTELLER What’s the newest skill you’ve learnt, and why did you learn it? I’m learning to speak French. I’m going to France for a residency, and I thought I’d learn the basics because I’ll be there for a few months (once the world is less scary). I love languages, so it’s been fun – I’m learning via an app and YouTube. An acclaimed writer whose novel The Yearning (Pan Macmillan) won the 2016 UJ Debut Prize for South African Writing, Mohale explores anxiety and lockdown living in her essay on page 33. WARREN HEATH, FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALISING IN INTERIOR, LIFESTYLE AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY What’s the newest skill you’ve learnt, and why did you learn it? To play the guitar. It’s something I never thought I’d do – but I stumbled into it, and now…

1 min.
visi.co.za visi.co.za

NEW VISI ONLIE SHOP! IN THE FIRST OF OUR VISI COLLAB SERIES, WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH LOCAL DESIGN STUDIOS SKINNY LAMINX AND PEDERSEN + LENNARD ON TWO EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS. WE’RE STARTING SMALL, WITH BIG THINGS TO COME! VISIT SHOP.VISI.CO.ZA TO BUY ONLINE NOW. WIN WITH OBBLIGATO ONE LUCKY READER WILL WIN AN OCTAVE PLANTER FROM LOCAL FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES BRAND OBBLIGATO, VALUED AT R7 800. MADE FROM 430-GRADE MIRROR-FINISH STAINLESS STEEL, THIS CONTEMPORARY INDOOR PLANTER, MEASURING 965MM X 482MM, COMES COMPLETE WITH A PLANTING LINER. VISIT VISI.CO.ZA/WIN TO ENTER. WE ASKED YOU ONLINE WHICH HOMEWARE ITEMS DO YOU LIKE TO BUY ONLINE? More than 600 of you took our poll to let us know what you most enjoy adding to your cart. Here are the results: #READERLOVE Are you a big fan of the latest issue? Let us…

3 min.
design deconstruction maximalism

The importance of home has never been as apparent as in the past few months. Isolated and hibernated, we’ve been engulfed by the things that decorate our dwellings. If you’ve noticed a mark of your personality emerging in the way you brought vintage silk cushions and soft woollen throws out of storage, painted feature walls in striking hues, and mounted artworks and photos to imbue your rooms with some true-to-you oomph, then you’re living proof that Maximalism is back in business. The more-is-more approach – or, as US designer and ceramicist Jonathan Adler puts it, “glamour upon glamour” – is pretty much the direct opposite of Minimalism. While that Scandinavian/Japanese style advocates the bare necessities in the most neutral tones, Maximalism champions a riot of colour, multitude of textures and profusion…

4 min.
new moods

One of the highlights of this prestigious annual trade fair is the Ambiente Trends exhibition, which this year was researched and curated by trend forecasters Stilbüro Bora Herke Palmisano for Messe Frankfurt. The Trends show is always the first stop at Ambiente for buyers, journalists and bloggers, because it provides an overview of the shapes, colours and materials that will inspire consumers around the world in the year to come. These were showcased in the form of overarching conceptual trends, using the exhibitors’ products. LIGHT MY FIRE… …with these lighters and candelabras. 1. FIREBIRD 2.0 by GUIDO VENTURINI for ALESSI: This is a reissue of Alessi’s original Firebird electric arc lighter, whose witty and playful phallic lines made it an instant icon. alessi.com 2. ROOTS by JAKOB WAGNER for MORSØ: A glamorous move up…

1 min.
plastic fantastic

Light, mouldable and inexpensive, plastic was one of the 20th century’s iconic materials, and was widely used in furniture, as designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Robin Day created fabulous plastic seating. But all manner of other domestic items, from clocks (such as the gorgeous Cifra 3, designed in 1966) to storage – think the practical yet glam Componibili and the ubiquitous Tupperware container – featured the material too. In the first two decades of the current century, plastic lost some of its appeal, chiefly because of its rampant overuse in packaging and the subsequent pollution caused. But plastic pieces can still be beautiful – as a material, it remains brilliantly malleable, strong and durable. Join us in avoiding the disposable, and embracing the classic and the…