An authentic late-modernist gem of a home in Johannesburg has been brought to life by fashion designer Lezanne Viviers
Photography — Elsa Young Words — Graham Wood
The kitchen includes artworks by local contemporary artist Lady Skollie, Composition with Bottles and Playdough, 2015, by art photographer, Nico Krijno, as well as vintage Murano glass vases.
The slim beams and high ceiling create a light, airy volume. The modular sofa unit lends itself to being reconfigured to keep the space open and flexible. The coffee table is vintage Kartell and the ceramics are from ARTISAFIRE, a local non-profit pottery studio.
The dining room opens onto a large covered balcony, beautifully blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor space in the classic modernist fashion, an effect enabled by the delicately framed floor-to-ceiling windows. Ceramics on the dining table are a collection of found glass objects, including a Murano vase, an a Ukranian bowl.
The main bedroom includes all its original fittings including beautiful built-in cupboards in the dressing room.The wicker Peacock Chair finds dramatic expression in a corner alongside the window.