The first question I ask is …how do you want to feel when you are in this environment? I try to understand the DNA of a place or space and work with that.
I have a deep respect for the environment and love working in natural environments. I work with a light footprint and work toward the hero being the view/ the outlook and the sense of place.
Naturally the biggest question is …how much do you have to spend?
Next question… when do you want this to be done by?
I work both with recreating and re-imagining existing spaces as well as working on conceptualising projects from start to finish.
I work with the budget agreed with the client and within agreed time parameters on total completion of building work and cleanup of site.
I work closely with my clients in an intuitive way. My work begins with:
- An assessment and general audit
- An outline and presentation of look and feel
- A proposed approximate budget
- Detailed budget
- Product design and development
- Ordering and overseeing of manufacture
- Operational support if required
Please note that I operate as an individual. I work closely with my clients and share my vision with them more through look and feel and discussion rather than computer generated images. These can be produced on request at an additional cost as they will be outsourced.
When it comes to installation, I like to work with teams on the property to save costs and get the buy in and involvement on the entire operational team. Alternatively I have a team of subcontracted installers with whom I work and complete the installation.
The breakdown of cost is a percentage of the total payable on completion of each stage as per the outline above. The percentage depends on the scope of works and the particulars of each project.
My work experience ranges from from Country Houses, City Boutique hotels, Restaurants, Spas, Retail stores and Lodges across Africa.
City Boutique Hotels:
Manna Bay – Cape Town
Cloud 9 – Cape Town
Private Air BNB conversions
Luxe Lazer – Cape Town
Ansellia Spa – Silvan
Zinzi – Plettenberg Bay
Thirty Ate at the Granddaddy – Cape Town
Group retail Manager for &Beyond (32 stores across Africa)
Imagenius at the Cape Grace
Imagenius at The Vineyard Hotel
Imagenius Long Street
Imagenius Pop ups- various