Matblac Studios, a Konnect range original
12 JANUARY 2017, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
SummaryKonnect is a design network by urban property designers, Blok, that elevates high design and local designers. The collaboration of local talent in unpacking an urban brief has resulted in everyday pieces that are unique to the Konnect label. Blok believe that great design should be accessible to everyone which is the philosophy behind this new design network.
Introducing Matblac Studios designs, a company based in Cape Town that forms part of the Konnect design network that was recently established by urban property developers, Blok. Matblac Studios designs produces exceptional leather goods such as the sofa saddle created to simplify daily life, and are crafted without compromise. As revealed last year with the release of the Konnect design network, Matblac Studios Designs has a dedicated team of artisans led by master craftsman Matthew Neilson who uses the world’s finest tools, machinery and materials to bring you items as functional as they are beautiful.
Below is a showcase of Matblac’s range of leather sofa saddles which are available in black and brown, a minimalist reworking of your everyday basics, meticulously handcrafted in Cape Town from the worlds finest Felt and Leather.
Blok is an urban property developer that operates in Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and CBD. Thoughtfully designed spaces echo their design ethos of “four walls make an apartment, but not necessarily a home”; instead Blok has chosen to deliver apartments with considered spaces such as home offices, fireplaces, daybeds and bars; in the aim of building modern urban homes that are thoughtfully designed.
Beyond the front door, Blok has undertaken to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the neighbourhoods in which it develops. By getting involved in Crime ‘n Grime initiatives as well as upliftment projects that benefit not only Blok owners, but their neighbours.
With sales to date of R925m+, as well as successful urban intervention projects including the installation of the Blade bicycle parking system on the Sea Point Promenade and Thornhill Park revamp in Greenpoint opposite their SEVENONT development, amongst others; Blok is no longer the newcomer in the property scene, but a serious contender that is making waves with their urban focus and community ethos.
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