Hanging out with Weylandts at Dutch Masters Launch

About a week and a half ago I was one of the very fortunate guests at an event hosted by Weylandts at their Green Point Store. Their mission was to celebrate their collaboration with Dutch Master contemporary furniture designer, Jan Linteloo.  And boy did they do it in total style.  From start to finish, it was entertaining, magical, mysterious, tantalizing and I could go on and on, eventually running out of adjectives with which to describe this fabulous evening.

What made the evening so spectacular for the guests was the food and the presentation of the food.  It was nothing short of a magical experience. Thanks to the talented Margot Janse from The Tasting Room fame.

I am no foodie and cannot even begin to go into any sort of explanation of the style of food etc, suffice to say that it was a celebration of fabulous food design. The theme of the food experience was ‘woody’ – that was my impression anyway, which makes such sense to me.  I found myself being exposed to food that I had no idea existed. Food presentation done in a way that blew my mind away, with the highlight of that food journey for me being the cheese table – behind it was a big plywood board, with toasted pieces of Ciabatta breads hanging from nail pins.  How awesome is that!!  All I had to do (when I got my breath back again) was unhook my toast and pile on the delicious cheeses and jams.  (OMG – I’m salivating here!)

One thing that became very evident during the speeches was that Jan Linteloo, Chris Weylandt and Margot Janse were very comfortable with each other.  In fact there was a depth to this collaboration that warranted this special celebration – these were good friends working using their respective talents to work in perfect synergy.  Bringing to the public products of outstanding design and manufacture quality. The collaboration between Weylandts and Jan Linteloo is not a new one.  What is encouraging is that the standard of our local manufacturers is good enough to meet Jan’s high expectation. The result is that he is extending his range of furniture with Weylandts.  And believe me, this furniture has been well designed, soundly fabricated, is aesthetically appealing and    very comfortable

Both Marica and I are huge Weylandts supporters and we would like to take this opportunity of thanking them for THE MOST OUTSTANDING celebration event. Long may this collaboration last – standing as an example for other collaborations between designers.

Fellow Blogger Vicki Sleet from I Want That has written a fabulous account of the event as well.  If you want to see more images of the amazing food experience, pop over and take a look

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The food “trough”

Weylandts Food Trough ǀ I Want That

Gorgeous images of what you could find nestled in the food “trough” | Image: Vicki Sleet

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In keeping with the foraging theme this tree was hung with all kinds of delicious delicate bites!

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A little food nest…

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The bread wall and rustic cheese wheels | Image: Vicki Sleet

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What an unusual and amazing food experience

Weylandts Dessert Wall ǀ I Want That

The dessert wall – hundreds of spoons with sweet treats on them! | Image: Vicki Sleet

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About Rose McClement

Biz owner / entrepreneur in Interior Décor / Design / consultant / mag column writer / avid blogger bringing the skinny on design as Proudly South African.

Posted on May 27, 2013, in Decor, Design, Events, Furniture, Launches, Places & Spaces, Stores, Suppliers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Rose
    I loved your blog post and the pictures as I am a fan of Weylands myself. Almost like being there 🙂 You mention that the standard of the local manufacturers/suppliers is very high. Would you happen to know who some of these local suppliers are? The reason I ask is that I am interested looking into having homeware produced locally myself and quality is key for me. I hope you can help me out 🙂

    Kind regards
    kristoffer

  2. Hello Kristoffer – It is actually great to see an article written and posted a good while ago, gain visibility again. In reference to the manufacturing I spoke of in that particular article, I was largely referring to furniture manufacturers, in particular upholstery works. I think maybe the best way for us to communicate going forward would be for you to write me at info@designmonarchy.co.za My being able to assist you, would largely depend on the scope of what you call ‘ home-ware’? How broad is that term for you? What do you particularly have in mind?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Cheers for now

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