On The Insider SA this week, the series This week the series shines a spotlight on the theme of curations as we meet creative and entrepreneurial South Africans who have a keen eye for detail and a love for beautiful things.
Chef Bertus Basson Embraces SA’s Culinary Heritage
Acclaimed chef Bertus Basson – through his string of restaurants – embraces South Africa’s culinary heritage and diversity with tasteful twists on age-old recipes. As a judge on seasons 1-4 of the local cooking show Ultimate Braai Master and his regular appearances on Top Billing and Expresso, Bertus’ aim has always been to create dishes that celebrate South Africa’s food heritage at his restaurants and in this week’s episode, he opens up about the importance of celebrating South Africa through his food.
Nkuli Mlangeni’s Modern And Minimalistic Twist To Modern Art
Nkuli Mlangeni is a creative entrepreneur and maker of things who is the founder of the Ninevites collaborative design studio. Nkuli has made a name for herself in the creative space and is perhaps best known for work on the Sankara Rug, which won the Design Indaba’s Most Beautiful Object award in South Africa in 2017. Nkuli opens up about her modern and minimalistic approach to her work and how she is also able to use her platform share her inspiration and stories with others, and today brings the intersection of African influence, heritage, and vision to the stage in Sweden.
Meyer von Wielligh: Sustainable Natural Furniture With A Twist
Meyer von Wielligh is a well-established South African furniture company that today crafts bespoke furniture with rich connections to nature and sustainability. Meyer von Wielligh draws inspiration from the organic lines and rich textures from nature. Today, Meyer von Wielligh is internationally recognized and has collaborated with some of the most well-respected design collectives in the industry, where their furniture and limited-edition art pieces are found as far afield as Dubai and Sydney.
Inside Rocco De Villiers and Clive van den Bergh’s Masterful Home
Rocco De Villiers, best known to South Africans as one of the country’s foremost musical minds, and Clive van den Berg, best recognised as the artistic hands behind countless moving works, are an artistic power couple based in Johannesburg. Rocco and Clive have put their powers to use to craft a beautiful living space that reflects their interests, history, feelings, and appreciations as a couple. The home tells the story of who they are with many of the pieces of art and furniture being collected over the years from fellow artists and designers.
Capitec’s Uniforms Offer Style While Boosting Local Business
Usually, fashion and work don’t go hand-in-hand – but when considering a uniform design for its talented workforce, a carefully considered approach empowered Capitec to deliver stately corporate wear that enhances the profile of its employees and highlight’s the brand’s signature identity. Each garment passes through the hands of multiple artisans before reaching its eventual owner. For local craftspersons, this means the opportunity to see their work modelled by a brand known for its powerful identity, style, and values.
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