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Asia Meeran

Writer

Location icon South Africa

I care deeply about connecting people - growing a community of customers, and developing an environment in which ideas can germinate and prosper. I believe that innovation and disruption of previous hierarchical, communication and management systems allows for rapid, fair and equitable growth and goes some way to levelling the disparities colonialism erected. I believe that cultural innovation achieves this. When you bring something of value to the consumer they will identify with it resulting in commercial value and business. It takes hard work to bring a consumer and an idea together, which is where I come in.

Portfolio
Amazingarchitecture
21/03/2020
Laguna Coffee Table by OKHA

The Cape Town-based interior design studio OKHA has designed Laguna coffee table for luxury safari lodge Cheetah Plains. OKHA's Laguna coffee table, which is borne out the award-winning luxury safari project, Cheetah Plains, earns its name from the Spanish word Laguna which means 'pool', 'pond' or 'lagoon' and represents the Cheetah Plains watering hole where lion, elephant and cheetah come to drink each day.

ArchDaily
07/22/2019
Clifton 301 Building / OKHA

Completed in 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Images by Adam Letch, Niel Vosloo, Peter Bruyns, Melissa de Freitas. "Our first objective was to individualize the space ...with a quiet opulence." OKHA's latest interior project, Clifton 301, is a seasonal two-bedroom...

Inside Out
10/01/2018
Luxury Homes

Luxury Cape Town home, published in top tier UAE publication

Mahala
Encounters | Umbilical Cords | Mahala

by Tara Fataar / 24.06.2012 Sarah Ping Ni Jones started making the self-reflective documentary, Umbilical Cords years before she realized how the unfolding of real-life events would have a major effect on the tension of the film and on the course of her and co-film-maker and boyfriends Jean's life.

Habitat Magazine South Africa
12/03/2018
OKHA's Magnifico Coffee & Side Table - Habitat Magazine South Africa

Adam Court, responsible for all furniture design by artisanal luxury brand OKHA, immediately fell in love with the "Verde Magnifico" marble when he saw it; the marbles visible layers of history speak to OKHA's South African locality of cosmopolitan, polyglot and multi-cultural charm. Court conceived of Magnifico side and Magnifico coffee table together.

SA Homeowner
12/01/2018
Opinion

Opinion (Design trends)

Interiorzine
10/02/2018
Super Stellar Candle Holders by Adam Court

A group of objects based on the principle that 1 + 1 = 3. The dynamics of opposing forces: two intersecting flat planes collide to create new perspectives & alternative dimensions. Brutalist forms inspired by Louis Kahn, Carlo Scarpa, Richard Serra.

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