Our Design Ethos
Douglas and Douglas creates furniture, homeware and interiors which are authentic, distinctive and charismatic. We find great value in the handcrafted aesthetic and celebrate the individual talents of the artisans who create our furniture and homeware pieces- the consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself. Everything we do is inspired by the raw beauty of Africa and its people.
Douglas and Douglas is founded by husband and wife duo, Interior Designer, Wendy-Lee Douglas and Furniture Maker, Ryan Douglas
We believe that an interior should be more than just a collection of objects, it ought to gently nourish the soul. The close working relationships which we develop with our clients, ensures that the homes and spaces we create are as individual as the people who inhabit them. Although projects may vary from individual rooms to the refurbishment of an entire property, designing a space around its inhabitants and intended use is of great importance. The space needs to function seamlessly around you, the inhabitants - that’s the point of good design.
Both our furniture collection and any bespoke industry commissions are manufactured at our Durban workshop which operates under the guise of ‘Steel Inc’ Fabrication Company, which was established in 2006 and is headed up by Furniture Maker and Owner, Ryan Douglas. Our talented team of artisans are all hardworking individuals who are passionate about their trade.
Sometimes we share our creativity, either as group projects or with other talented individuals – it keeps us fresh and inspired. We’re big advocates of supporting fellow local South-African designers and artists and believe that although competition can make us faster, collaboration will always make us better. Community over Competition always.
Designing a space around its inhabitants and intended use is of great importance.
The space needs to function seamlessly around you - that’s the point of good design.
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