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Haldane Martin is a preeminent South African designer renowned for iconic furniture and high-concept interiors for brands and businesses with signature identities that translate into extraordinary spaces.
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Haldane Martin portrait by Guido Schwarz

Q&A with Haldane Martin and design students

As a designer included in the South African universities' and high school curriculum, Haldane Martin receives interview questions with design students for their assignments. Here...

Hip Hop Fashion. Interior design by Haldane Martin. Photography by Micky Hoyle.

New retail interior for Hip Hop Fashion

Completed December 2015 Willowbridge Mall, Tyger Valley Haldane Martin Iconic Design has created a sophisticated and feminine high-concept retail store for South African fashion label Hip Hop....

Soft Office furntire range - Environ Skin Care Offices and Reception interior and furniture design by Haldane Martin

New Ergoform Soft Office furniture range

Haldane Martin has designed a new office desking system called the Soft Office furniture range that is going into production under license by premium furniture...

  • Haldane Martin in House and Leisure, November 2015
  • Haldane Martin Source Wire Chair in House and Leisure, December 2015

House and Leisure feature

House and Leisure magazine, November 2015, features the Source Upholstered Chair and Source Wire Chair by Haldane Martin, both in emerald green, available at Leon...

Haldane Martin with Pebble Sofa

VISI: New Pebble furniture range

VISI features Haldane Martin's new Pebble furniture range after the launch at Leon at CCXIX. The spherical shapes of the numerous boulders dotted across the coastal...

Groote Schuur Hospital Innovation Hub interior by Haldane Martin

10 questions with Haldane Martin

Interior Design Magazine, New York interviews Haldane Martin. How can you reimagine healthcare? This was the question posed to Cape Town designer Haldane Martin. Having not...

Haldane Martin wins gold Loerie for Truth Coffee interior

Haldane Martin wins gold Loerie

Haldane Martin and his interior design studio has won gold in the 2015 Loerie Awards for the design studio’s steampunk concept interior for Truth Coffee...

Judge comments on Truth’s Loerie

Exclusive Video: Loeries Communications Design Winners: Judges’ Comments The Loeries interviewed Ji Lee, an independent designer and Creative Lead at Facebook, who chaired this year’s Loeries...

Truth ranks world’s best coffee shop

The Telegraph has compiled a list of the world’s best coffee shops, with a certain South African artisan coffee shop coming in at number one! South...

Groote Schuur Hospital Innovation Hub interior by Haldane Martin - communal workspace raised on pallets

Innovation Hub for Groote Schuur Hospital

Completed in April 2015 Observatory, Cape Town A new Innovation Hub at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) has provided the Haldane Martin interior design studio with a unique...

VISI - designers we love

VISI: Designers we love: Haldane Martin

Michaela Steh of VISI magazine interviews Haldane Martin for their new series Designers We Love. With Business of Design happening in Cape Town this week and in Johannesburg...

Elle Decoration: Decor glossary

10 terms you really should know - by Elle Decoration Do you know your armoire from your armchair? Could you spot mid-century modern design at fifty...

Striped Horse craft beer HQ

New HQ for Striped Horse craft beer

The Haldane Martin design team has created a contemporary new office interior with an African flavour for Striped Horse craft beer. This new-to-the-market brand was launched...

Glam 5, Designed by Haldane Martin, Photo Micky Hoyle

10and5 interview: Creating Spaces

Between 10and5 interviews Haldane Martin about his career in furniture and interior design, his aesthetic and his creative process. Haldane Martin is a Cape Town based...

  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.
  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.
  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.
  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.
  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.
  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.
  • Make it New exhibition. Photos by Henrique Wilding.

Make It New exhibition for WDC2014

From 15 to 19 October 2014, the Cape Town Stadium hosts the MAKE IT NEW exhibition, a special feature of World Design Capital 2014. ...

Greyton Lodge in VISI magazine featuring Haldane Martin furniture

VISI: The Greyton Lodge

VISI magazine features The Greyton Lodge, where polished-up old-fashioned charm meets contemporary South African-designed furniture and artworks in the one-of-a-kind Greyton Lodge. A hand-me-down heritage building was...

Michelle Ludek interior design by Haldane Martin, photo by Micky Hoyle

New interior for Michelle Ludek

Michelle Ludek commisions Haldane Martin to design innovative 14m² fashion store at The Watershed Cape Town interior designer Haldane Martin has designed a sculptural 14m² retail...

The Fish River Lodge features the Songolo Sofa, in VISI magazine

VISI: Glamping safari style

VISI rounds up their 8 favourite "glamping" spots. The Fish River Lodge makes their list, where Haldane Martin's iconic Songololo Sofa steals the show: SHAPE SHIFTER Haldane...

B&W Tiled Floor, Glam 5, Designed by Haldane Martin, Photo Micky Hoyle

Haldane Martin designs beauty salon

Glam5 is a beauty salon in The Palms in Woodstock, positioned as the first Beauty Emporium in Cape Town. It offers a full suite of...

A new kind of business - in Design Indaba

Design Indaba: A new kind of business

Design Indaba interviews Haldane Martin about how he has adapted his business through a shift in focus and new collaborations. Since 1994 Haldane Martin, a trained industrial...

Reception desk, Bos interior by Haldane Martin, Photo Micky Hoyle

Haldane Martin designs BOS offices

Completed in 2014 Woodstock, Cape Town BOS is a proudly South African ice tea company known for its striking branding, brightly coloured packaging and iconic Afro identity....

Zonnebloem: “The making of” video

South African winery Zonnebloem reasserts its classical positioning by teaming up with Haldane Martin, one of South Africa's most successful industrial and interior designers. To...

Zonnebloem Wines commissions leading designer

To coincide with its new tagline, "crafting contemporary classics", Zonnebloem has commissioned Martin to develop a stylish range of merchandising units for restaurants and bars,...

reception desk - Environ Skin Care Offices and Reception interior and furniture design by Haldane Martin

Haldane Martin designs Environ reception

Completed in 2013 – 2014 Beaconvale, Cape Town Environ is one of only a few companies in the world with its own dedicated manufacturing facility. Maximum efficacy...

Truth Coffee in Yatzer. Photo by Shanna Jones.

MSN: The best coffee shop in the world

Truth Coffee's headquarters in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, whose steampunk concept was designed by Haldane Martin along with the coffee roastery's interior, has just been...

Truth Coffee in Yatzer. Photo by Shanna Jones.

Yatzer: A headquarters worth shouting about

Yatzer (Cyprus) features Haldane Martin's interior for Truth Coffee HQ. Cape Town's much renowned and favourite coffee chain, Truth, has a headquarters that’s really worth shouting about....

Haldane Martin at Design Indaba Expo 2013, in the Design Tabloid

The Design Tabloid: Design Indaba 2013

Cape Town interiors and design showcase The Design Tabloid features the work Haldane Martin exhibited at Design Indaba Expo 2013. Pictured here is the Source...

  • Render - BOS Ice Tea Expo stand by Haldane Martin
  • BOS Ice Tea Expo stand by Haldane Martin
  • BOS Ice Tea Expo stand by Haldane Martin

BOS Expo

Haldane Martin designed the BOS Ice Tea Expo Stand in 2012. They key design concept draws on a playful use of branding and packaging, as the...

Truth Coffee HQ interior design by Haldane Martin in Dezeen

Dezeen: Truth Coffee by Haldane Martin

Dezeen features the Truth Coffee HQ interior by Haldane Martin: This week Dezeen is in Cape Town so here's a steampunk-inspired coffee shop in the city...

Phakalane Retreat Centre interior

The Phakalane Retreat Centre in Hout Bay, Cape Town uses Haldane Martin's iconic Songololo Sofa as a centrepiece. Interior Design: Claudia Rauber Architect: Mano Kalos Cape Town 2008...