African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 79

Designer profile A FACILITATOR OF ASPIRATIONS T “I’m really not one for labels but, if I had to put my head on a block, I’d call it ‘transitional-eclectic’ – a style that is at once elegant and timeless but that also incorporates and merges different cultural influences.” This is how interior designer Adriaan Lochner describes the look he has in mind for his Designer Spotlight showcase, a highlight at Decorex Cape Town 2016. he well-established Salt River based designer, who has been awarded the prestigious platform at this year’s show, will collaborate with leading local textile house, Home Fabrics, on his special installation for South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, which takes place from 29 April to 2 May at the CTICC. “We’re delighted to work again with Adriaan, who has been a longstanding client of Home Fabrics,” says Marc Shotland, Group PR and Marketing Executive at Home Fabrics. “We’ve sponsored the Designer Spotlight stand for the past two years now and didn’t hesitate to ask Adriaan to collaborate with us this year – the wonderful work he does with both our local and imported collections speaks for itself.” “The challenge for me is to work within a limited budget, proving to visitors that it is possible to creatively combine large swathes of inexpensive fabric with small quantities of high-end ranges to affordably create the required look and mood,” explains Lochner, who started his business some 20 years ago and primarily undertakes private residential projects. “I specialise in all spheres of design, from architecture to bespoke furnishin