Husband and wife Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses are well-known for producing furniture, lighting and a diverse range of products with a boldly upbeat energy that makes them immediately desirable and very cool. Founded in late 2007, the studio’s aesthetic is fundamentally tied to the chaotic city that is Johannesburg; creating clean modern beauty out of its dysfunction and regeneration.
Their work is the culmination of Adriaan’s training in Product Design and Katy’s Graphic Design skills. The couple work out of their Jeppestown workshop while their showroom is situated in Braamfontein and have shown work at Collectable Design Fairs in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Dubai, Basel, London and New York.
Dokter and Misses are speaking at Design Indaba Conference 2017. In a five-act presentation, named "Weird Dream by Dokter and Misses and friends", they will be joined on the stage by choreographed dancers, performers, projection shows and music. Our Conference audience can look forward to choreography and dance by conceptual performers Dear Ribane and artist Lindiwe Matshikiza, and a soundtrack by artist and musician João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga.