Robert Sherwood is the founder and Design Director of this well received interior design practice based in Cape Town, South Africa. With over 30 years of experience in the design field , we have a good understanding of architecture, interior design, landscaping and the curation of art.

Robert is a true believer in that the projects are his clients stories which he then turns into their reality. Our design work is ever evolving to amalgamate the provenance of the past and the present.

We take pride in providing an excellent architectural interior design service approaching each new project with a fresh, new attitude and believe in effective communication with our clients to deliver strong yet cost-effective designs that are unique to them. These designs combine a blend of innovative ideas along with practical solutions to make any concept a reality.

While comfort and practicality are always our key priorities, the design emphasis is always on elegant simplicity and classic timeless designs with a modern twist and key to this is our love of what art and interesting objet add to a project. As a collector the curation of art for clients has been a keen focus of the practice for many years and we are approached by clients constantly to assist them build on their collections.

We consult on both residential and commercial projects – these include hotels, an airport ,restaurants, commercial retail developments, a public sculpture park, corporate offices and leisure facilities. These projects are located both locally and internationally

We can provide a broad range of interior design services ranging from initial concepts and design detail development, through to full FF&E scheduling and on-site project management.
This allows you to determine precisely the level of involvement we have in your project.


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.


The most incredible exhibition of ceramic sculptures by BEN ORKIN opened last night at @whatiftheworld_gallery. Just love the large scale of them.  Do go and see the other works on show by MICHEAL TAYLOR and PIERRE FOUCHÉ  #everyhomeneedsone #sculpture #ceramics. @ben_orkin
Well done to the @platformsa team - @laurencebrick and @cathyoclery for the merchandise you curated for the WILLIAM KENTRIDGE exhibition at the @zeitzmocaa museum shop. You have done an incredible job. This little paper sculpture is a gem #goandbuyoneimmediately
What a big weekend it is for WILLIAM KENTRIDGE who is launching two major exhibitions this weekend - shown here is the sculpture work that is being shown @norvalfoundation titled WHY SHOULD I HESITATE: SCULPTURE. Some of these works are monumental bronzes that you really have to stand next to in order to gauge their size. Thank you @karelnel for an insightful tour of the works tonight #anothermustsee
WHY SHOULD I HESITATE- PUTTING DRAWINGS TO WORK - one of two exhibitions featuring the work of WILLIAM KENTRIDGE  opening this weekend - one  @zeitzmocaa and the other at @norvalfoundation .This is going to be one exhibition you are going to have to visit over and over again as there is so much to see and take in. #anabsolutemustsee
Just installed this great home for an amazing client of many years. As a designer your best client is a trusting partnership and this is one such client. Love the mix #interiordesign
❤️❤️ what’s going on here in the showroom - “OH BABY, IT’S A WILD WORLD” designed by @nikazupanc and made by BOSA ( ceramic with details of glossy gold ) with the bronze SITTING DOG sculpture by FRANK VAN REENEN behind it . #suchfun #wishingyouablessedweekendwithanopenheart
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I have been going through photos of our recent trip to La Palma, Canary Islands. On a previous post I mention the observatories at Roque de los Muchachos - the peak of a volcanic mountain that is at 2396 m. On a side panel of an outbuilding close to these  observatories were these flags from various countries involved in one of the many observatories high up above the clouds.  Sun and extreme weather conditions have given them a patina which I loved. Found it so funny that the stars on the American flag have faded.
Just loving the look of these amazing pieces together in the showroom. The circular terrazzo and solid dark cork indoor/outdoor dining table with the colored cork stool is such a great pairing as are the sculptural pieces we just happen to be loving a lot  at present #poponbyifyouareintown #cometocapetown #limitededitionbooks #sculpture #robertsherwooddesign
Where do I sign ??? When I first came to La Palma 20 years ago I fell in love with this house that was and still is standing empty. The architectural style is completely different to the local vernacular. Everyone on the island told me “ it’s a complicated house”  due to family issues with the inheritance of it . 20 years on still the same story. The view is of the Atlantic Ocean from an elevated position over banana plantations.  #justloveit
One of the many observatories at Roque de Los Muchachos which is at 2396 meters above sea level. It is literally above the clouds and this is why many research units from about 16 countries have set up observatories here as it is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. It is just amazing being so high up - the quietness is unbelievable
This is not a hair highlight color chart !!! It is varying shades of goat hair  #lapalma


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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