A monochromatic rawness runs like a textured thread throughout Southern Guild’s latest collection of limited-edition design – on its way to Design Miami/Basel for the third consecutive year. Probably one of the most cohesive collections that Trevyn and Julian McGowan have put together for Southern Guild to date, it looks to assert its African identity among the predominantly European and American galleries at the Swiss extravaganza of high-end, collectible design.
Beth Diane Armstrong's stainless steel Reach table (above) is typical of her interest in the tension between organic and architectural forms that seem to mutate before our eyes.
Trevyn McGowan is confident that Southern Guild’s offering at Design Miami/Basel, which opens 16 June, will be unlike anything else at Design Miami/Basel. “It blurs the line between sophisticated elegance and primal rawness,” says Julian.