The South African designer brand presents cabinets with patterns inspired by a nomadic people of Ethiopia
South Africa is bringing a piece of its (very strong) design scene to Design Miami thanks to Southern Guild Gallery. Established in 2008, Southern Guild Gallery is a Cape Town-based platform that showcases high-end South African design on a national and international level. During the ninth edition of Design Miami, the gallery is exhibiting a dozen designers including the Johannesburg design brand Dokter & Misses.
Founded by husband and wife Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin, Dokter & Misses has made their mark with modern lines, graphic patterns and fun-but-functional design. The brand new Lala Surma I & II are a special edition of the brand’s steel and walnut Lala drink cabinets. The bright, graphic patterns are inspired by the mineral body painting of the nomadic Surma people of Ethiopia.
It’s not the first time Dokter & Misses have shown their stuff at Design Miami. At the June 2014 edition, the brand showed their Kassena cabinet (pictured below) with Southern Guild Gallery. The Kassena cabinet is inspired by the Kassena painted mud buildings of Burkina Faso and Ghana.
Design Miami runs through December 7th, 2014. Can’t get to Miami? You can read more about Dokter & Misses in the latest edition of our e-magazine where we look into some create handcrafted designs.