Robert Sherwood is the founder and Design Director of this well received interior design practice. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, our projects are installed both locally and internationally. With 30 years of experience in both residential and commercial projects , we have a good understanding of architecture, interior design, landscaping and the curation of art. We offer a full turnkey service to meet our clients design brief.


We offer the following services:

Robert and his team’s design approach is a bespoke service . Robert’s design & decorating style portrays spaces of elegance and comfort, combined with whimsical objet and art. Our clients’ valuable feedback describes the joy that each individual space offers.

The schematic part of all the designs is certainly the most fundamental yet playful part of the service. Here the team research, source, interpret and conceptualize the look and feel of each scheme. With a collection of materials, fabrics, art & design sketches, the concept evolves into a beautiful visual & tangible presentation.

Following the schematic planning with selected materials, the spatial planning & furniture design takes form. Our CAD technicians are responsible for generating this crucial part of the design by producing a visual understanding of the layout and its general ergonomics. From these working drawings both contractors and manufacturers produce precision-made areas & furniture respectively.

We grasp the importance of three dimensional presentations to clients and we are equipped to complete photorealistic renders or artistic hand renderings as part of the design studios service.

As a collector of art, Robert has developed an eye for intriguing artworks that become the narrative thread of the interior spaces he designs. Our understanding of the scale and proportion of the architecture and interiors makes curation of art a sought after service by clients.

The final and most administrative part of the design process is procurement, orchestrating the buying and supplying of all that is involved in the final installation of the design. With our hands-on knowledge of the overall project, procuring can be controlled, evaluated and addressed easily.

RSD offer our clients a complete service package from initial design development to the finishing touches of a decorating service. As designers the value of our designs can truly be appreciated when an initial concept evolves into a well rounded interior space by the time of installation.
With our lists of personal vetted contacts in and around the design field, the selecting, purchasing and installation can be fully managed by the team. The client can thus look forward to a care free design & installation.


It makes me so happy to see this FRANCES GOODMAN hand stitched sequins sculpture in the showroom window.  You need to pop past and come see the detail of it. #👄 The cork wall by @wiid_design is proving such a great backdrop and finish for the artworks we have installed against it. #curbsideappeal @fjgoodman #sculpture #corkwall
Putting color underfoot with this great rug we are showing from our friends @zoyarugs. Paired well with the cork tables by @wiid_design that can be finished in any color or left their natural shade.
#Inthewindow A great Sidney Goldblatt portrait hanging against paneled cork wall by our friend @wiid_design. Love the camouflage effect of the  carved mahogany Sudanese memorial statue against the cork.  #cork #design #breestreet #comevisit
#oneofmymostfavoriteviews LION’S HEAD on a fresh autumn morning
So good being back in the showroom seeing all the great new works after time away at an installation. Just love the MARTINE JACKSON black ceramic sculpture titled FLOURISH on the RHS. Such a interesting new shape it has. The bronze SITTING DOG on the left is by FRANK VAN REENEN and in the rear is 3 of 6 busts by VARENKE PASCHKE. Above these busts is a WALTER OLTMANN linocut. #sculpture #showroom
After years of visiting Durban and seeing this Deco tower being a beacon on the skyline I finally made it. The building in question is part of the Howard College campus and is called The Memorial Tower in honor of the youth who were sacrificed in the cause of freedom 1939-45.  The scale and the detail of it is perfection #artdeco #❤️
#TBM - just loved this installation at the showroom which featured a beautifully carved daybed with whicker inserts and an assortment of cushions. The portraits are a collaboration between Mikhael Subotsky and Patrick Waterhouse. The bust by @zach_taljaard captures such a lovely vintage feel and the colorful metal sculpture on the table is an Edoardo Villa.  #art #interiors #breestreet #sculpture
Just love this porcelain portrait  of a Bushman woman which forms part of VARENKA PASCHKE’s body of work titled MOERTEIKEN / MOTHER AS A TARGET that we are showing. It has such a 30’s Deco feel to it. There are six portraits of women from six culturally different backgrounds whose ancestors have all lost their original mother tongue only to be united today in speaking Afrikaans as their mother tongue.
Site visit on a rainy Cape Town day. Have been consulting on the interior architecture and design of this project for over 3 years now with architect Gerd Weideman who has been such a joy to collaborate with. This view shows part of an internal courtyard looking up to the two floors above. The metal sun screen shields the main bedroom with its 4.5m high glazed walls with views that are staggering of the inner city mountains, the city and bay below and then right out beyond.
Love it when a project reaches the stage when installation of all interior finishes is nearing an end.  #lovemyjob #rainydayincapetown #allthatpolishingonthefloorpaidoff #blankspace
We are helping @sangfriends on the sales of the photograph by #AthiPatraRuga title:
The Intervention on the Anglo Boer Monument by the FWWOA Circa 2012
Sheet size: 54cm by 37cm
C-print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
Edition of 100 + 2 AP  Be in touch with us if you would like to purchase one : alberto@robertsherwooddesign.com
In a site-situational work Athi Patra Ruga as the White Woman of Azania performed lavishly for casual bystanders on the streets of Grahamstown giving them a privileged opportunity to capture his image on their cellphones; hear the squeak of paint-laden balloons rub against each other; feel the spurt of colorful liquid as Ruga violently popped balloons against a Boer War statue, and engage face-to-face with the intense emotion of this figure occupying their streets. Ruga walked from the 1820 Settlers Monument on the hill to the centre of town. He not only endured extreme pain due to the long walk in high-heels and due to the fact that the weighted balloons pulled at his throat and his limbs, but he also endured the exposure of his body in drag, rendering him vulnerable as he walked the streets. In this charged situation, the Woman of Azania was brought to tears when a Xhosa man who circled her then looked her up and down and sincerely stated, “You’re the most beautiful thing I have seen today”.
(Ruth Simbaos 2014) #izikosouthafricannationalgallery  #allforagoodcause #sellingoutfast #robertsherwooddesign


Please visit us at the showroom or studio to see latest products or discuss a project you may have.

173 Bree Street
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 424 1268
Cel: +27 82 627 9504

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