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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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As winters go, this one was pretty long and bleak. And particularly cold, right? It was like the physical effects of a more distant sun and the psychological chill of lockdown combined for a cold front greater than any weather radar could pick up. “This too shall pass” is one maxim I’ve always relied on, though – and one that this painting has been a constant reminder of. It hangs on my living-room wall and was always there, in my peripheral vision, during the many lockdown months spent working from home. Painted in 1980 by local artist Penny Layland, it recalls balmy late afternoons warmed by a big, low African sun. It was a source of hope – that seasons change; that from dark comes light, and with it we are…

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SAMANTHA CHARLES, MANAGING EDITOR If your house were on fire or floodwaters were rising, what’s the precious item you’d grab as you had to leave? If we’re talking about material objects, it would definitely be my one and only son’s (who will be turning 21 soon) baby-photo album, still neatly packed away in its box. It’s filled with irreplaceable pictures, his handprints and footprints, and drawings and memories that I will forever hold close to my heart. Also stored beneath that album in the same box are all our primary personal documents. As for the rest of the stuff… it’s all replaceable! It’s safe to say that without Samantha, VISI’s inimitable managing editor, you probably would not be holding this (or indeed any) issue of the magazine in your hands right now. She…

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WIN WITH THE PAUSE ROOM The Pause Room is giving away a vintage-style wall hanging and three cushions by HOT COFFEE, valued at more than R4›900. Printed on natural fabrics, Hot Coffee creations are available exclusively via The Pause Room online, or at any of its three Cape Town-based shops. VISIT VISI.CO.ZA/WIN TO ENTER. SHOP START Have you browsed VISI’s online shop? Visit shop.visi.co.za to make sure you don’t miss out on our exclusive offerings, from pendant necklaces made exclusively for VISI to handmade ceramic tableware. ›E ›S›D YOU ON››E: ›HERE IN YOUR HOME DO YOU MOST ENJOY SPENDING TIME? More than 1›000 of you took our poll to let us now. Here are the results: 33% Living room 32% I prefer to spend time in the garden, on the patio or on the balcony 22% Bedroom 13% Kitchen #READERLOVE If you’re…

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YELLOW ON YELLOW The industrial Steelclad Server is by local duo Luke Pedersen and James Lennard. Their Pedersen + Lennard brand is known for timeless, functional design and clean, simple lines. pedersenlennard.co.za Entitled “Envelope”, the series of contemporary abstract oil paintings by Cape Town artist Medina Morphet plays with the illusion of depth through subtle details and shifts in colour and texture. The planter and Monstera deliciosa (yes, delicious monster) are from Plantify. plantify.co.za The Murano glass and ceramics are market finds, and the wall colour is Plascon’s Buttery. plascon.com YELLOW IS UPLIFTING AND ILLUMINATING, OFFERING HOPE, HAPPINESS, CHEERFULNESS AND FUN.…

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the power of yellow

FOCUS CITRON RUG The FOCUS CITRON rug was created by Cédric Ragot for Roche Bobois. Available in two sizes (280cm and 300cm diameter), the design is hand-tufted in New Zealand wool. roche-bobois.com MINI MPUMELELO BAG Kat van Duinen’s MINI MPUMELELO bag in yellow python is a tailored beauty, featuring a detachable crossbody strap and a suede lining. katvanduinen.com OFFICINA SOFA We’ve got our sights set on tubular steel pieces right now – like this OFFICINA three-seater by brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis. The wrought-iron frame can be galvanised or powder-coated, and the expanded polyurethane cushions feature removable covers that can be upholstered in fabric or leather. magisdesign.com MILÀ CHAIRS Based on the classic forms of Catalan modernism, the MILÀ outdoor chairs by Jaime Hayón for Magis are made from gas injection-moulded polypropylene. magisdesign.com ALGORIOMO FLOOR L'GHTS Artemide’s…

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design deconstruction art deco

“ Buildings that resemble vacuum cleaners, refrigerators and rocket ships.” That is how Cape Town architect Robert Silke simplifies the Art Deco aesthetic. Living in an Art Deco building himself – the Holyrood apartment block in Queen Victoria Street, built in 1938 – Robert is a passionate proponent of the movement that infiltrated art, fashion, jewellery, automobiles, furniture and architecture in the years between the two World Wars. His first major project was to turn one of Cape Town’s most recognisable buildings of this style, the Old Mutual building in the CBD, into an apartment block. The reinforced-concrete structure, clad in granite, holds another telltale Art Deco signature: stylised scenes and motifs on the façade – these portraying African indigenous cultures, carved into the stone. Art Deco got its name from Paris’s…