Dark Horse, which crafts raw and refined furniture using the finest locally sourced materials and skills, had been looking to furnish an apartment as a platform to showcase its functional yet stylish products, coinciding perfectly with the opportunity presented by Blok. “We also felt that great design underpins Blok’s work and that speaks very well to our brand, so there’s a wonderful synergy. Plus, we have a fantastic overlap of clients,” shares Jarrad Nelson, the brand and design studio’s co-founder.
Describing the approach taken by Dark Horse in furnishing the apartment, he says: “We wanted to keep the space incredibly light and open and rather play with bold contrasts between various elements so that it wouldn’t feel overcrowded. In all the furniture, the tones are neutral, and we have selected specific colours that have been picked up in the art works as well as in one or two luxurious accents like the rugs. It doesn’t overly layer the apartment, but gives it enough depth so that you feel that you are walking into something that is very well considered, but not unnatural or obtrusive.”
To complement Dark Horse’s furnishings and approach, pieces under the Konnect label such as cushions from Muse Collective, photography from Russel Smith and an Eternity Lamp from Blok’s Interiors Coordinator, Holly Hamlyn, have been strategically placed throughout the apartment.
“The Konnect platform shows that South Africa has amazing talent in design, interiors and property who are working together to create something truly dynamic and world class. It also shows the rest of South Africa that we have great talent available here in Cape Town,” concludes Nelson.