Onnah Design was appointed late last year to revamp and re-brand the courtyard space at Villa 47 in Bree Street, Cape Town. The space at the back of the main restaurant, previously sponsored/branded by Absolute Vodka, is now called Terrazza Martini, branded by Martini.
The project’s interior look and feel, including signage, were executed in line with the prescribed brand identity, with red as the main accent colour. The brief was to create an authentic, stylish yet relaxed space, with an ‘Italian style’. Furniture and fittings were sourced from a wide selection of local suppliers and manufacturers, to create a unique, fresh and layered look and the project was executed in a record period of three weeks total.
Hanno de Swardt is a qualified architect and fashion designer with a great passion for interior architecture and design in general. “For me, the fusion of the two disciplines of architecture and fashion leads to innovative design solutions that not only challenge conventional thinking but also provides an alternative approach. I often refer to myself as an aesthetic ‘terrorist’, determined to win the ongoing war to create a more beautiful world through sound design principles. I find my peace in functional yet innovative design by ensuring correct scale, volume and proportions through specifying appropriate materials, demanding sound construction methods and applying heavenly details. ‘God is in the details’ after all.
“I find the progression from architecture to fashion to now, interior architecture and design, a natural one. As in fashion, architecture and interiors are all about creating the most suitable silhouette, tailor-made to the client’s brief and in harmony with the site and its context. These disciplines all entertain through, and thrive on, the lovely layers of pattern, structure, texture and detail.”
Furniture: Bloc Outdoor Furniture, Weylandts, @home, Patio Warehouse and Mobelli
Fabrics and upholstery: Hertex and Bespoke Living
Wallpaper: Robin Sprong
Lighting: Province Lighting
Joinery (bar and back of bar): BTM
Timber wall cladding and timber coffee tables: Philip Crous
Fake greenery on walls: EasyIvy
Fake plants: Plant Couture
Signage: Visual Direct
Electrical: CBN and RWP
Photographer: Mathew van Niekerk