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.



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