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50 Shades Of Grey

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Autumn is fast approaching, which means the seasonal color palette is also transforming. While some countries experience a drastic drop in temperature, our gorgeous nation is characterized by warm sun-kissed days, sultry nights... READ MORE

How to Pick the Right Chandelier

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Article Provided by. Houzz http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1178/thumbs/how-to-pick-the-right-chandelier Chandeliers can add amazing ambience to almost any room in your home. Unfortunately, when they aren’t chosen well, they end up being unsightly monstrosities that take over their... READ MORE

How to Choose a Dining Table Size

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When choosing a dining table size, there are two main points to consider: the size of your room and the number of diners you’d like to accommodate. It’s best to first look at... READ MORE

Based in Northcliff, Johannesburg, as a three-year-old brand already making its mark, Werner’s striking range of Rocket Design Furniture is a bespoke approach to furniture design that can be upscaled or downsized to meet its owner’s needs.

Inspired by industrial design Werner will show you the low down on his inspiration and favourite pieces from his collections.

Each and every piece of furniture by Rocket Design is tailored – made to order – according to our customer’s personal requirements.

It all starts with a piece of paper and a pen, creating a few sketches. The next step is then to really think it through in more detail to simplify it and to make it practical and as effective as possible. And I always ask myself: will the design create talkability?

With our great range of tables and chairs on offer, we can transform any space from your home, business or office.

In most of our pieces we use New Wood and new Laser Cut Steel and sometimes reclaimed wood or steel from old buildings, so we are always up-cycling in a sense. We recently bought old antique Oregon pine that is 150 years old in a wood auction for the creation of sustainable furniture.

It’s important to start with the right furniture for the space, not too big but not too small either. Then the next big step is the lighting. I’m not saying buy a gazillion dollar chandelier; there are simple ways to create good lighting. Warm colours and textures on all surfaces are what give a room character unless you are going clinical and clean. Lastly, good, comfortable chairs. We spend a good few hours there while wining and dining, so why not sit comfortably?

I’m known for always mixing solid, high-quality woods and steel to get that unique, contemporary look.

We have so much to offer the world and we are right up there with the best designers. I would say the biggest challenges are the running costs of a small manufacturing business like mine, transport is expensive, electricity unreliable and tools and equipment is overpriced compared to the rest of the world.

Colour adds warmth to any space. If you sat on a hard chair in a white room you are bound to feel chilled. So transform your room with a lick of paint, a nice thick rug and comfortable seating… and you’re bound to kick off your shoes and relax.

Colour and warmth is added in to this dining room by the warm glow radiating from the lights and the foliage centrepiece.