Clifton Road House

The architecture of Clifton Road House was brought to life by architect Michael Dennet from DV8, who’s main source of inspiration came from South African artist Alexis Preller whose style can be described as modernism within an African frame of reference.

Designer Andrea Graff embraced this concept by choosing furniture and sculptures that harmoniously inhabit the statement structure.

(Freemantle, Julia. ‘’The Ripple Effect’’ Condé Nast House & Garden,
January 2014., pp. 72-79)

SCOPE

Interior decoration, furnishing, object and art

ARCHITECTURE

Michael Dennett of DV8 Architects

PHOTOGRAPHY

Elsa Young

PUBLICATION

Condé Nast House & Garden, January 2014., pp. 72-79

‘’Andrea chose pieces with an organic African feel that would create an easy informal elegance in the space. The riempie footstools from Pierre Cronje and white-painted Weylandts ottoman contrast with the contemporary side tables by James B Hannah, all underpinned by a coir rug.’’

(Freemantle, Julia. ‘’The Ripple Effect’’ Condé Nast House & Garden,
January 2014., pp. 72-79)

Shirley Fintz’ ‘’Bokkie’’ sculpture encompasses the concept of the home where modernism is expressed within an African context.

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‘’There are very few walls so I sourced sculptures and ceramics that would create a fantastic freestanding visual element.’’
- Andrea Graff

Bamileke stools, which have been handmade in the grasslands of Cameroon and a contemporary sculpture by South African artist Martine Jackson, highlights the location.

(Freemantle, Julia. ‘’The Ripple Effect’’ Condé Nast House & Garden,
January 2014., pp. 72-79)