The Interior Style Hunter blogger and design thought leader on his favourite places and things
Founder of the immensely popular design blog, Interior Style Hunter, Pierrus has immaculate taste in everything from furniture to art and even his signature suit. When he’s not waxing lyrical about pieces he’s spotted at design fairs around the world, he might be on a plane jetting into his favourite city, Cape Town. ‘While I’m fortunate in getting to travel extensively, I always love coming back to the Cape. The mix of sea, mountains and decadence makes it a really fun place to recharge,’ says the Durban-born, now London-based style authority, who studied at London’s Central Saint Martin’s and KLC School of Design. Pierrus set out to explore his passion for beautiful spaces not only through writing and styling projects, but also through collaborations with like-minded partners, from curated tours of design capitals like Paris to an interactive show house concept. ‘It’s never about what, but always about why. Everything I do revolves around building communities and connecting people, whether that’s through interior design, charity projects or more serious business deals,’ he says.
This is hands-down my favourite designer brand. I’m always wearing a Cartier watch: the history, glamour and technical innovation at Cartier are the perfect fit for my own personality.
THE GRACE SANTORINI
It’s got incredible views, design, food and really good service. A five-course tasting menu for breakfast is pretty special.
I had the most incredible experience at this Cape Town hotel. It’s more than just the amazing food – it’s the time they take to create an individual experience for each of their guests. I appreciate that level of service, as it’s very challenging to deliver.
Nothing beats this creative hub of fashion, homeware and lifestyle.
MOMA, NEW YORK
Its permanent collections are outstanding and its shows are really thought-provoking.
London’s V&A Museum consistently delivers incredible design-led shows, particularly the Alexander McQueen exhibition, which was so good that I saw it three times.
Did you know that we have been exhibiting fashion for over a hundred years? These dedicated exhibitions have celebrated the artistry, design and story of fashion and clothing, from high-end couture to inspired ready-to-wear to innovative street style. Discover more on our new Google Culture exhibit – link in bio … Photo from Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, 2015. Bringing in over 49,000 visitors, ‘Savage Beauty’ was a career retrospective of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, proved to be the most popular V&A exhibition to date.
Jumping on a plane and heading to a new destination fills me with inspiration. I’ve recently been to the Middle East a few times and I’m really inspired by the way they approach projects, both big and small. The architecture fascinates me and their creative energy is infectious.
PIERRE YOVANOVITCH ASSIS(ASY) MÉTRIE ARMCHAIR
This chair demands attention in a very subtle, elegant way, exactly the same way in which Yovanovitch designs.
I really appreciate a great bottle of Champagne. Paired with the finest Japanese cuisine, you can’t do any better.
TOM FORD FRAGRANCES
I have many of these and wear them on a rotational basis.