If you needed a reminder that South African furniture and homeware can compete with overseas goods, it’s the new Always Welcome space.
Situated close to Tashas and Exclusive Books at Hyde Park Mall in Joburg, it is a marvellous addition to the local retail landscape — mostly because it serves as a one-stop showcase for a number of our finest creative talents.
This brainchild of Garreth van Niekerk and Alan Hayward, along with a co-operative of said designers, offers an always-evolving selection of roomscapes.
It features work from Houtlander, Dokter and Misses, MashT, Urbanative, Trevor Stuurman, Wiid Design, Joe Paine, Gone Rural, Wessel Snyman Creative, Airloom, Lothar Böttcher glassworks, Okracandle, Orlando lighting, Indigenus planters, Vorster & Braye ceramics, Something Good Studio, Coco-Mat, and Coral Stephens Handweaving. We know — it’s some list! The new endeavour will also play host to talks and all kinds of cool activations.