Design Joburg

24 - 26 May 2019Sandton Convention Centre

CoLab Designers

Image by Copperleaf Studio

Dylan Thomaz, brought to you by Designing Ways

Thanks to an impressive background in visual merchandising, Dylan Thomaz Studio’s many interior design projects tell an intimate story of who their clients are. Equal parts curation and design, Dylan has a knack for creating layered spaces injected with depth and character and an undercurrent of classicism. While his client list is long and its addresses span the globe, this will be Dylan’s debut at Design Joburg.

We took a moment to chat to him about design and his CoLab feature…

1. What would you say you are known for? 

Creating timeless, classic, lived in spaces that bring happiness in abundance.

2. Why Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View 2019?

It has been an honour to be selected for the show and to work with such incredible partners. I believe good design should be accessible to everyone. Design Joburg is the perfect platform for this.

3. Describe your CoLab feature in one sentence.

We are creating a timeless classic living room space, using iconic furniture pieces as the staple feature, all set against a strong architectural background.

4. Why have you opted for this concept? 

I wanted to try something different but at the same time stay true to the aesthetic that I am known for.

5. Can you share some more detail about your CoLab feature? 

I am thrilled to be working with some stellar brands including Crema and Tilespace. Visitors can expect a strong curatorial aesthetic but that still characterises the elegance and sophistication that people expect from me.

6. What does your CoLab feature say about where design is right now?

I believe the world has moved into a quality versus quantity state of mind. I believe our stand will represent this perfectly. Our collaborators are the best in the industry and that high standard will come across in every aspect of our CoLab feature.

7. What are your current decor and design crushes?

Today I’m crushing hard over my Taccia table lamp by Flos, I love that it was designed in 1962 but still remains timeless. Tomorrow will be something else. Yesterday my Morne Visage “The Aristocracy of Pink” artwork was top of mind. 

Dylan Thomaz, brought to you by Designing Ways