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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 designer, has been working in the furniture design industry in South Africa. Over the years he has produced iconic and...

Core77: Truth: Go for the brews, stay for the steampunk décor

Core77 (New York) features Haldane Martin's interior for Truth Coffee in Cape Town. Truth Coffee might be the coolest coffee shop you've ever seen—or been to, if you've found yourself in a sleepy slump in Cape Town, South Africa. The shop is an ode to the best...

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 named "The best coffee shop in the world" by an MSN Travel writer. There may be an identikit coffee shop on...

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. Imagine a ''steampunk'' inspired coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa. Yes, you heard that right. It's a reality and a...

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 by South African designer Haldane Martin. As the headquarters for local coffee chain Truth Coffee, the cafe occupies the ground floor of...

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...

Haldane Martin showroom

House & Leisure: Showroom

House and Leisure features Haldane Martin's new showroom in Woodstock, Cape Town. Local furniture designer Haldane Martin has opened his first retail showroom. Aptly located in the centre of Woodstock, aka Cape Town’s design district, the beautiful yellow and grey space was inspired by the name...

Top Billing: Inspiring Spaces

A wonderful result of being a furniture designer is that your home is filled with all your fabulous designs! Spending the day with iconic furniture designer, Haldane Martin, Top Billing presenter Janez, soon realized that being welcomed into the home and studio of a designer...

designboom: Wallflower Garden by Haldane Martin

designboom: Wallflower Garden

Haldane Martin's innovative Wallflower Vertical Garden System gets featured on designboom. On the occasion of Design Indaba 2011, South African designer Haldane Martin presented for the first time to the public his ‘Wallflower Vertical Garden System’. The modular planter enables urban city dwellers to grow their own organic vegetables and...