Dokter and Misses
Husband and wife, Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multi-disciplinary 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.
The Blue Chair
To celebrate their 10-year design anniversary, multi-disciplinary product design company, Dokter and Misses, present The Blue Chair, a sustainable and carbon-conscious reimaging of their very first chair designed in 2007.
As part of their involvement with the Seed to Seat initiative, Dokter and Misses decided to revisit their iconic steel work in tulipwood. Thanks to the wood’s light, yet strong properties, they were able to keep the essence of the chair’s original extreme geomantic profile, yet evolve the design into a softer, more ergonomic piece.