Full-service interior & architectural firm
For hospitality, residential, corporate, retail and so much more
Interior Architectural Design
Loyalty and collaboration breed truly original art
Breathe life into your habitat
The key to great design is capturing the spirit of the client and the true essence of the space – Design Collective
We believe that Interior Architectural Design is about more than just “decorating” a room or building. We distil our passion for concept design into an original, personal character that gives your spaces a voice and ambience.
There’s art to be found at the core of interior architectural design, and we are the specialists who bring it to life.
We give your interiors and architecture which deliver a human experience, creating and inspiring spaces from design to construction. Our global exposure allows us to generate inspiration based on design trends from every corner of the world and apply them in our own unique style.
Concept. Design. Construction
- We aim to create functional design which stays true to its materials and respects the constructions methods we use to bring it to life.
- We stay true to the context of the site, respecting its heritage and enhances the cultural influences in the surroundings.
- We create financially smart design, making our participation a worthwhile investment.
Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness – Frank Gehry.
About Design Collective
A global Interior Architectural Design company in South Africa
To create a memorable design you need to start with a thought that’s worth remembering – Thomas Manss
Ignited in South Africa, our passion for interior architectural design has transcended international design barriers and borders. We’ve proudly worked on projects around the world.
The real significance of what we do
can found in how and why we do it.
Our mission: To grow design collective, increasing its footprint locally and abroad to attract work and opportunities from anywhere in the world.
Our Ethos and Philosophy
We believe in the principles of originality, dedication, collaboration, client satisfaction, and a healthy respect for deadlines and timelines. We aim to solve functional challenges in a timeless style and see the human experience captured in our work.
Anyone moved by the experience of great architecture understands the power it has on our perceptions of time and space. It evokes untold emotion and thought, enriching our lives through shape and colour.
We strive to recreate these emotions in our work and enhance the human experience through design discovery, using elegant, simple design to take our concepts to the world.
Our approach to interior architectural design is firmly rooted in three core principles:
We believe that every project is an opportunity to explore, and we pride ourselves on providing design outcomes that enhance the human experience through the careful balancing of new and traditional ideas.
It starts and ends with our team: professional, knowledgeable, and experienced designers that have naturally gravitated towards our shared passion for elegant interiors and avant-garde architectural design where form follows function.
01. Originality of Concept & Design
There is nothing new in the world
but how we use the existing styles, materials, influences, and design that has gone before us changes how we conceptualise and bring our interpretation to life.
02. Dedication to Our Craft
Developing sound conceptual ideas
meticulously crafting designs, continuously communicating with our clients, and managing the final delivery with absolute precision and attention to detail. From concept to construction, we’re dedicated to perfection.
03. Collaboration & Communication
Collaboration is key
We connect our innovative design to your vision and expectations, constructing sublime interiors that are both budget conscious and rich in creative, artistic influence.
Our in-house interior design & architectural services
Our services are diverse, and this diversity enables us to design concepts and spaces that just make sense – from beginning to end, throughout the space, within the environment, and importantly, for your budget.Enquire Now
The art and science of enhancing interiors with structural and aesthetic design.
Structuring the elements and components into cohesive plans for ideas to work perfectly.
View the details, the shapes, the space, and the ambience of your space before the build.
Finishing touches for the ultimate impact of space on the human experience.
The environment, culture, existing spaces and intended feel made flesh.
Movement, flow, and practicality for the best use of your space.
Your style custom-built for interactive spaces, staying true to design and purpose.
We ensure that every aspect of implementation is carried out to our exacting standards
We keep on top of the on-site activities for quality control and delivery date adherence.
We only work with the best contractors and materials, and will procure everything required for installation.
We coordinate with clients, contractors, and our teams to ensure a seamless installation process.
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