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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The utter joy of not being served. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL ❤️
Showroom this morning showing side window with “mood board “ of projects , showroom images, dear friends, product  etc. Interesting how people have come up to me and said how they have read quotes in the window that has meant something to them. #curbsideappeal
Walking into the CÈCILE & BOYD showroom in Durban’s Florida Road is just so magical. I have been coming for years and there is never a time it doesn’t look fresh and in “showroom condition” . Well done to the team behind this design mecca. Love your styling Jonny!!
SEE YOU TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST OF 3 SHOPPING NIGHTS - Get the Shop the City guide and unlock up to 25% in discounts from participating retail stores, valid until 24 December. The guide features close to 40 of central Cape Town’s best independent retail stores, most open late for festive season shopping on 5, 12 and 19 December. The guide is available for R100 from participating retailers. See the  shopthecity.co.za website for more info.# @shopthecity_za
Dive Into The New-Look Issue 28 of THE CULTURED TRAVELLER Magazine
Good architecture has the power to regenerate a city or transform a destination. Since it opened last year, the remarkable Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa has propelled South Africa onto the global cultural stage and filled a void in Cape Town’s art scene. It is for these reasons you see Zeitz MOCAA on the cover of our new-look magazine, which has been remodelled from cover-to-cover with a design that’s bold, contemporary and accessible.
Also in issue 28 of The Cultured Traveller, special guest contributor Robert Sherwood takes us on a tour of CAPE TOWN’s best art galleries; Alex Benasuli finds that the hills of the AUSTRIAN TIROL really are alive, although not necessarily with the sound of music, and Joe Mortimer explores SAINT PETERSBURG’s largest suite, set within the Russian city’s most storied hotel.
Because Christmas is just around the corner, fashion editor Adrian Gibson rounds-up an array of gift ideas, including some novel stocking fillers.
We take a look around Beijing’s new architecturally stunning, ultra-high-tech USD 12 billion DAXING AIRPORT, conceived by the late, great Zaha Hadid.
As Blondie singer DEBBIE HARRY publishes her autobiography, Paul Burston looks back at the extraordinary life of pop’s original ambitious blonde, while Dawn Gibson checks out the immersive TIM WALKER retrospective at London’s V&A.
The Cultured Traveller’s foodie experts sip wine at a stunning vineyard in the Western Cape, sample exquisite Italian fare at an upscale restaurant in Bali, and discover that the void between fine dining and brasseries in Paris is being plugged by a new wave of chefs.
We chat with celebrated fashion designer ANTONIO BERARDI about his inflight routine and chef extraordinaire MICHEL ROUX JR. about legendary Le Gavroche.
One lucky globetrotter will win a 4-night stay at luxury 5-star INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT.
As you settle in for the festive season, snuggle up with The Cultured Traveller and plan some of the incredible places you’ll visit in the bright New Year. Read and download issue 28 here https://issuu.com/theculturedtraveller/docs/28
This morning started at 6:00 with the collection of 13 RAUVOLFIA CAFFRA/ QUININE TREES for this rooftop members club / restaurant / garden we designed and are busy installing. They were delivered a few hours later to the front of this iconic NORMAN EATON designed building which was completed in 1965 in the city of Durban. Due to the architects passing in 1966 his desire to have a rooftop garden was never fulfilled. Tomorrow morning really early we start the process of craning these trees, and others,  the four floors up to see his vision being completed. So honored to be doing this project and see a space literally come to life. Would love to know what he had in mind to plant all those years ago. Closing off most of the road in busy Saturday morning traffic was interesting!!! #theresafirsttimeforeverything
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


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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