I was tasked to design another foyer for Rawson Developers. River Song is a small block of apartments in Rondebosch. The brief again was to come up with a creative décor solution at a limited budget and all elements to be practical as the body corporate must maintain the look and feel of this area. I decided on a very natural feel in tones of toffee, grey and charcoal with red copper highlights. Most of the items are from Weylandts and Chair Crazy. The team on the site was very creative and cost effective and build the counter from regular brick with tile cladding, very close to my concept. We cladded the wall with the original scaffolding planks from the building site. It was sanded but I could not resist keeping a big tar stain as is.
This is not just a design solution but an attempt to create a special entrance for a very plain and simple apartment block – it adds to that ‘I’m home’ feelings and an aesthetic element to the residents’ journey.