David Collins creates interiors for South African wine estate

David Collins Studio has created interiors for a South African winery and restaurant overlooking the mountains towards Cape Town.

The Delaire Graff Estate, which is located just outside Stellenbosch, appointed designer and architect Collins’ interiors group last summer.

Delaire Graff Estate owner and diamond magnate Laurence Graff briefed the consultancy to create interiors, furniture and menus for the Delaire Graff restaurant, which includes an outdoor dining area. Collins is also working on interiors for the tasting lounge and lodges in the 44ha grounds.

David Collins created the interiors and all furniture exclusively for the estate, according to a spokeswoman for David Collins Studio. The look and feel combines ‘indigenous African architectural influences with some of the local Cape Dutch style’, according to the consultancy.

Graff instructed Collins to integrate into his interiors a series of artworks by contemporary South African artists, including William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Deborah Bell and Dylan Lewis.

South African architect Derick Henstra of DHK designed the new, contemporary-style building, which replaces the old winery. Keith Kirsten Horticulture has landscaped the estate’s gardens and grounds.

The restaurant and winery open this month, and the lodges next January.

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