Treasure-hunting is a cinch at The Modern Home Company, sister to The Modern Garden Company, in Green Point, Cape Town. Sourced by design aficionado Susan Perry (that’s her, above), the products are of the highest quality – elegant and sophisticated with a hint of uniqueness about them.
We featured the Softline Drum Ottoman (above) and ‘Pills’ carpet by Joanna Rusin (below) – whose coloured spots you can arrange according to your own whim – in the ‘Shape Shifters’ feature of our Revamp issue.
Susan sources all of the products herself, effortlessly striking a balance between local designers such as Jacques Erasmus (who makes these beautiful ceramic lights, below right) and their international counterparts,such as 2010 EDIDA Young Designer of the Year Benjamin Hubert (who made the suspended concrete lights, below left).
Susan doubled the size of her showroom last year when she branched out from outdoor to indoor furniture and design. She says she was prompted to open The Modern Home Company after her customers began asking about the interior lines of brands such as Gervasoni, Paola Lenti and Varaschin. Susan then went on to add more designers to the mix and the result is a showroom filled with exclusive, lust-after products.
‘My ethos is simple,’ says Susan. ‘If people buy cheap goods and copies, this will only fuel the knock-off industry. The Modern Home Company never stocks copies and encourages the buyer to invest in classic design. People need to identify the antiques of the future – we have lost our sense of heritage.’
The Modern Home Company is currently involved in very exciting collaborations both locally and internationally, including a partnership with Kelly Hoppen and major vineyards around the Cape. Watch this space!