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Chair Crazy: Lazari Vredehoek – New and Improved

The owner’s interior design brief for the renovation of Lazari was clear from the get-go. They wanted a warm and inviting space, lighter and brighter than before. They called on the services of Onnah Design to create a relaxed and comfortable cafe, encouraging customers to linger longer.

The client also added some new and exciting Mediterranean dishes to the menu which had to tie in with the new look. This was easily accomplished through the use of all the different finishes, colours and design features.

An escape to the Mediterranean

Designers drew inspiration from the Mediterranean, introducing warm blues as the accent colour, offset against calm, relaxing, earthy tones. Gorgeous new seating from Chair Crazy offered the perfect pop of colour to tie into this coastal ambience.

Overall, the space could almost be compared to a ” big fat Greek wedding”. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Furthermore, the new concrete floors were the main point of departure, replacing the previous black slate tiles.

A reimagined interior

A wall, previously clad in a bright repeat retro design wallpaper, remained a focal point in the space. As such, the design team chose as a replacement, an abstract, out-of-focus landscape image off Shutterstock and had it printed as wallpaper. The idea behind the wallpaper is to transform you to another place, another time even. It could be Positano, it could be Santorini. Wherever you want really. Allowing yourself to reminisce about a previous holiday abroad or to fantasize about your next Mediterranean getaway.

Meet the designer

Hanno de Swardt is the founder of Onnah Design. As a qualified architect and fashion designer, he therefore shares a great passion for interior architecture and design in general. “For me, the fusion of the two disciplines of architecture and fashion leads to innovative design solutions that not only challenge conventional thinking but also provides an alternative approach.”

Choosing reliable providers is one part of the whole process to bring a design to life. Chair Crazy was an instrumental part of providing the furniture needed to transform the new Lazari Cafe. Here you will find a wide selection of affordable seating with imported furniture and regular new arrivals that ensures enough variety to suit any project. Furthermore, the beautiful designer range is multifunctional and includes indoor and outdoor tables and chairs in many colour and material variations.

For more visit Onnah Design and Chair Crazy.


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