Man about (London) Town

We’re huge admirers of Miles de Lange’s style, and his natural flair for interiors.

Based in London, Miles de Lange is a furniture, decorative arts and fabric agent, representing a string of UK and global brands. His lineup includes the eponymous Alexander Lamont, whose collection is globally celebrated for its use of age-old techniques and materials. Shagreen, parchment, eggshell and straw marquetry are all employed to great effect.

To coincide with the grand opening of the new Alexander Lamont + MILES showroom in London’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour this month, we’ve been given access to Miles’ stunning apartment, that he shares with his interior designer partner Timothy Mather. We thought we’d do the smart thing and show you how to recreate this eclectic look right here in South Africa – with a few of Miles’ covetable atelier items thrown in for good measure.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Electro Sideboard, R46,899.00 by KARE | Makena Fabric in colour Cinnamon by Thibaut, from R5,396.00 per meter from St Leger & Viney | Slavisa Fabric in colour Orange by Anna French, from R3,450.00 per meter from St Leger & Viney | Graphite Candle Holder, R880.00 from Cecile and Boyd | Inlaid 3D-Box, from R680 at Cecile and Boyd | ‘The Apple’ (print) by Walter Battiss, from R99.00 to R3,700.00 from Walter Battiss Company | Gilded Chair, R18,800.00 each by The Crown Collection | Largo Coffee Table by Alexander Lamont, £31,800.00 from Miles de Lange | Clay Lamp, R3,800.00 and shade from R520.00 from Coast & Country.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Herman Miller Collection, starting at R174,542.00 from All Office | ‘The Pointsman’ Wall Light, R13,500.00 by Studio 19 | Antique Chinese Wine Pourers, from R950.00 each from Coast & Country | Totamic Sculptural Pieces in pine and bluegum, ranging from R4,500.00 to R7,500.00 by Parker + Laird | ‘In Good Hands’ painting by Hugh Byrne, POR from Ebony/Curated | Brass Patina vase, starting from R880.00 from Cecile & Boyd | Chanel Chest, R10,990.00 from SHF | ‘Holy Moly’ ceramic piece by Eva Shuman, R10,000.00 from Eva Makes Ceramics.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Ceramic Jar Vessel, from R1,000.00 from Cecile & Boyd | ‘Areto’ white and gold Chandelier, R12,490.00 from SHF | ‘Powdered Blue’ paint by Plascon (code B5-A2-2), POR from your nearest paint stockist, | White Botanical Vessel by Astrid Dahl, POR from Southern Guild | ‘Pave’ Side Tables, starting at £12,360.00 each from Miles de Lange | A selection of natural and white inlaid boxes, starting from R590.00 each at Cecile & Boyd | 19th Century Oak Empire Commode Chest, R25,500.00 from The Crown Collection.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Waldorf 2-Arm Light, from R40,900.00 from Establishment | Geometric Votives in gold, starting at R290.00 each from Cecile & Boyd | Oak Extendable Chess Table, R18,800.00 from The Crown Collection | ‘Unozala IV’ Terracotta Clay Vessel by Chuma Maweni, R57,500.00 from Southern Guild | Aerial Collection Rug by Julia Swanepoel Pepler, from R4,800.00 per square meter from Gonsenhausers | ‘Endless’ Deco Bowl, R1,729.00 from KARE | ‘Paglia’ Vases by Alexander Lamont, starting at £1,782.00 each from Miles de Lange | ‘Kalahari’ print by Walter Battiss, from R250.00 from Walter Battiss Company. |

PRODUCTION: J-P de la Chaumette and Martin Jacobs
WORDS: J-P de la Chaumette
PHOTOGRAPHY: Zac and Zac and supplied

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